WTB: Phono preamp

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,461
    The Vista can be dialed in to various cartridges. That’s nice if you change cartridges that have different gain and load. The Parasound zphono is real nice sounding for the money but can’t be adjusted. If you can find a zphono for about a hundred used and plan to use a typical MM cart it’s hard to beat it’s bang for the buck. If you desire the flexibility of multiple load and gain settings for different carts then the Vista is a good choice. I’ve heard them both and they both sound good for the money.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it!

    I inquired with Kerry regarding the Vista, if Dave passes on it.

    Otherwise I will probably order the Zphono. Would like to stay $200 or below if possible.
    dromunds wrote: »
    The Vista can be dialed in to various cartridges. That’s nice if you change cartridges that have different gain and load. The Parasound zphono is real nice sounding for the money but can’t be adjusted. If you can find a zphono for about a hundred used and plan to use a typical MM cart it’s hard to beat it’s bang for the buck. If you desire the flexibility of multiple load and gain settings for different carts then the Vista is a good choice. I’ve heard them both and they both sound good for the money.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 698
    edited February 2018
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Is there a way to turn off the blue light?
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    I’m getting ready to sell one of these : http://www.loungeaudio.com/lcr-mr-iii

    I don’t think so. I have my stuff on a power unit so shut it all off after use.

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,375
    You can take the cover off and disconnect or block it.
    I was going to do this, myself, but the light grew on me.

    The Lounge LCR is a nice phono pre.
    I disabled signatures.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    Got any phono preamps in your collection that you are willing to part with, or would you rather just sit on them while they do nothing?
    msg wrote: »
    You can take the cover off and disconnect or block it.
    I was going to do this, myself, but the light grew on me.

    The Lounge LCR is a nice phono pre.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,375
    I do, actually.
    The one that would serve your needs best is the Up Yours and Around The Corner.
    I disabled signatures.
  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 4,737
    Will sell this:

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/179466/fs-cambridge-audio-640p-phono-stage

    Not going to do vinyl right now. Let me know.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    I'll take you up on that! Sold! :)
    daboyz wrote: »
    Will sell this:

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/179466/fs-cambridge-audio-640p-phono-stage

    Not going to do vinyl right now. Let me know.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    Thanks @daboyz, the 640p arrived today in great shape. Looking forward to getting it into my system!
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,841
    Nice sale and purchase!

    Love this forum!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    Bump, looking again. Let me know what you got.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 210
    Earlier you said that you weren’t interested in a tube preamp. Still the case?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    I'm more open to it now, but I would still gravitate toward solid state.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 4,472
    Hi Drew. I just picked up this little guy. Lots of raves out there. Can be had easily for 2 hundie.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    What is it?
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 4,472
    Sorry bad pic. Project phono tube pre. Previous gen.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    Thanks Jesse, that's a good deal, but I should have mentioned I was trying to stay under $500.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • F1nut wrote: »
    Well, don't try.

    That’s the spirit! That phone looks very nice
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,229
    It looks like I will be giving the Vista Audio Phono 2 a whirl.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • corticocortico Posts: 433
    I just got a refurbished Cambridge audio 651P, for $100. Sounds pretty good, big improvement over the Parasound's built in phono amp.
    "If it measures good and sounds bad, -- it is bad. If it sounds good and measures bad, -- you've measured the wrong thing." Daniel Von Recklinghausen
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