Looking for a new preamp



  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 380
    @goatfarmaudio, welcome to Club Polk from someone who’s been here a pretty short time. Thanks for sharing your experience with the new Freya. I’m eventually going to want a preamp with a remote and that sounds interesting
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,347
    Looking inside a Schitt and a Cary you'll see the difference. Not in the same neighborhood. If price point is an issue than the Schitt may be sufficient. They have many fans and seem to offer a lot for the money, but, even in their own words they're not trying to say they're the equivalent of brand X or Y, they're just trying to offer a quality sound at a different price point.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
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