Cary --> Rogue or Primaluna?

acmf74acmf74 Posts: 862
Hi folks...

I currently have a Cary SLP-03 preamp that I use for 2 channel and HT. I was looking to possibly pick up a different pre-amplifier in the Rogue or Primaluna line with a phono input.

Has anyone had any experience with the Rogue RP-1 or Prima Dialouge?



  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,769
    What is the amplifier?
  • acmf74acmf74 Posts: 862
    Mark Levinson No27.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 747
    Logical next step is SLP-05. But no phono.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,919
    tratliff wrote: »
    Logical next step is SLP-05. But no phono.

    AND, if you're running a sub, think 'bout this ...
    There are only 2 outs; 1 XLR and 1 RCA. So 1 set to mains and 1 set to sub
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,967
    I would steer you towards the Cary 98 in the FM. Otherwise, given your choices, I'd rank them as Cary 98 or the 05, Primaluna, then Rogue.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,954
    When PrimaLuna first came out, I darn near invested. I have always like their stuff, and they seem to have some longevity and established respect now.
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,150
    If you are happy with your present preamp, why not get a stand alone phono preamp?
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,205
    I had a primaluna amplifier for a very short time..then I sent it to Danny for awhile I when I picked it up at LSAF in Dallas I talk Dennis @dkfreebird into buying it so I wouldn't have to take it back home... I sure both will tell you how much they like it!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,430
    Why not look for a Levinson pre?
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