Tube preamp questions
I'm looking for a tube preamp for around $500. I found a Vincent Audio SA-31 hybrid tube pre for $600, New. I'm looking for something that will go well with my RTi12's, Onkyo M-504 power amp and Jolida 100a. I have an old Adcom gtp-400 pre. It's fairly neutral, but it is not the best pre and pretty sterile. I'm hoping a good tube pre along with the Jolida will help take some of the "digital" out of the cd's.
Most of what i can find used at a decent price is old Dynaco PAS stuff. That is kind of getting too old, for the most part they pretty much have to be rebuilt. I'm looking for one that has a bass, treble control on it. X amount of my cd collection...just not eq'd very well, so it dose need some tweaks on the treble, bass, to make them use full.
Dose anybody know about the Vincent equipment? Do you have any recommendations for something that may be in that price range? This is 2 channel stereo only. Thanks.
I have these and liked them.
Anthem Pre 2L
Psssst....Don't tell anybody but you can save some dough and get one heck of a nice tubed pre here...
He's a solid seller and I have personally heard this unit. You will not be disappointed. It does not have the "knobs of sin" on them but once you hear it, you'll discover that they are not needed and that the music sounds better without them. Good luck in your search.
+1, if I had the $$ that would be in Arizona right now!
Originally Posted by treitz3
Cary,Rogue,Belles,and Joule to name a few more--I am surprised that fishbones' Cary is still here though.My guess is it won't last the weekend.
For that budget look into the dared sl2000A tube pre read the user threads everyone that has heard one (lncluding myself ) is amazed. Best bang for that price range I've heard period. Yes I bought one .
You might also want to look at Conrad-Johnson. I found it to have a nice warmth that made me like CDs a lot more than I used to.
+1 on the Anthem Pre 2L. I really enjoy mine. If I didn't have the Anthem, I'd be all over that Cary mentioned above.
Originally Posted by thsmith