I just pulled the trigger on a new tüübed pre....this one should be pretty sweet!

treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
Hopefully the seller accepts the offer. We shall see.

I'll keep my fingers crossed but I just pounced on one of the pre's I have been eying lately. This one is in mint condition and I can only hope that it tops what I have been used too.

We shall see.....stay tuned.

Tom
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,110
    Such a tease Tom...... Cmon... more deets!!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,907
    Obviously the famed klipsch pro media processor with the Underwood tube mod
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,777
    Congratulations Tom... glad to see you were able to step up to a piece like this. Nothing but the very best for you and your audio journey.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,011
    Very nice. Congrats
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,582
    Nice Tom!!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,907
    Excellent Tom, let me know when you hook it up so I can verify your polarity

    Congrats!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Heck, Joe.....I think it may be here by the time you show up. I have no idea how this thing is going to sound. It may be horrible, it may be great. I dunno. At least you will get to hear it though...

    I cannot even begin to describe how much research went into finding a preamp to replace the Dodd MLP. I am F'n EXHAUSTED of research. Just want to get me ears on a decent pre again.

    Shut up Trey. You too Russ, while I am at it.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,907
    Uh huh, you will need a new rack now and umbilical cables, and... And!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    UGH, don't I know it. More money gone...

    Rack is adjustable. I was set and ready to spray it this weekend but I must now hold back to see how in the heck I am gonna fit this one in. Might have to move the RG PS to the floor or get rid of it altogether and get the 20a line installed sooner rather than later.

    Ah, chit son! Mo' money, Mo' money.....does it EVER end? (Rhetorical question here, folks)

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,287
    edited January 6
    Congrats!
    Hope she meets your expectations
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,728
    Man that is a sexy beast, and uses my favorite tubes
    ;););)
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,907
    Super clean, liking it, any special tubes?
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    edited January 6
    No mention in the ad, Trey.

    [EDIT]: From the ad itself - Line stage featuring (4) military grade 6SN7 vacuum tubes.
    Matching external power supply featuring (1) GZ34, (2) 6V6 and (1) 6SL7 vacuum tubes.


    Seller also has this for sale at a cool 7K...

    6s2x1rw2zxbe.png

    Come on, John...ya' know ya' want it!!!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,777
    That is the little brother to my table...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Oh, I did not know that. Schaaaawwwiiing!

    Damn, John. Wow. Please allow me to digress...

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,936
    Congrats on your new Preamp Tom! If she sounds anywhere near as good as she looks, you're Golden!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,342
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 871
    Very nice indeed.
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    Enjoy the warmth of tubes. A nice preamp you have.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,777
    Nice that it uses 6SN7s. I like 6SN7s (FWIW).
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    miner wrote: »
    Enjoy the warmth of tubes.
    Ah, to have tubes back in the rig again....The Dodd had 4ea 12AX7's and the two "temporary" pre's I have had in the rig to tide me over were both SS...

    ...and I can tell. It sounds like an SS rig at the moment.

    I'm excited. I don't know yet whether or not this will sound good in the rig but with the amount of tubes and tube types, I should be able to dial it in pretty much any way I want and tailor the sound to the rig/room/my preferences.

    Thanks guys for the kind words. I hope my decision was a wise one. Only time will tell.

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,462
    Nice Tom.....guess who's gonna have a boner for 6 months straight. :)

    Seriously dude, good brand that I never got a chance to get ears on but everyone seems to rave about. Looking forward to your impressions.
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    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,054
    edited January 6
    I had made an offer on one of their ss (class a) magnus power amps but changed my mind and went ayre.

    what tubes are you getting with the unit
    bring it to lone star this year :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    marvda1 wrote: »
    what tubes are you getting with the unit
    Just gonna roll with the stock tubes for now, let her break in for a bit before I go tube rolling. Probably give it a good month or two before I do anything in that department (unless it sounds horrid).

    After that, I will have to figure out which tube direction I would want to go. Any changes in sound with regards to tube rolling will be documented to the inth degree, so I can keep track of what changes what. Never had a pre with this many tubes in it.

    The PS is double choke regulated, so I will have to see what changes swapping out any tubes would make on that. Perhaps the owner's manual might shed some light on that. I'll be honest, I don't even know what the heck that is but my dual mono MF amp is choke regulated and I love how that thing sounds. That amp alone stopped the constant musical Merry-Go-Round of amps flying in and out.....and to think, I bought that one as a "temporary" amp when I was having issues with my Anthem1 amps. Go figure.

    Tom

    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,054
    tom, sometimes preamps that have four tubes in them only two of them influence the sound. contact the manufacturer to find out as it's much cheaper to have to buy a pair than a quad :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic Reference 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Argento Organic Reference 2, Argento Organic 2, Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,302
    Very neat and tidy internal design/layout.
  • RobbyKYRobbyKY Posts: 116
    Congratulations on an awesome looking piece of equipment!

    I've been researching tube preamps for weeks myself which is a really deep rabbit hole as I'm sure you found out. Which other models were on your short list?

    I keep coming back to a BAT VK50/51SE or Cary SLP-05 but I'm wanting to go with balanced inputs & outputs so it limits me somewhat. Not super hung up on a killer phono section as I'm mainly digital but want to play with tubes again.

    I'm working with fully modded 2.1tl's, Parasound JC-5, MIT cables, Cambridge 851N streamer and AQ Mackenzie IC's.
    Media Room: Parasound JC-5, Cambridge 851N, Schiit Freya, SDA SRS 1.2tl
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    Bedroom: McIntosh MC150, Cambridge CXN, SDA 2Btl
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