I've been following the various threads here on the Dared SL2000a and I'm thinking about taking the plunge to replace the preamp section of my NAD C370 integrated. I recently acquired a Brimar 5Z4G that needs a home and I've been eyeing a set of Siemens E81CC triple micas to go with the Brimar.
I haven't been able to find many specs on the Dared or if the output is buffered. I would appreciate some reassurance that it will work well with my NAD. Here's what I do know: The Dared has a higher gain (16-19 db I think?) than the preamp section of the NAD (12 db). The volume control on the preamp section of the NAD is touchy at low volumes but I'm hoping that the alps pot in the Dared has a better taper. The amplifier section of the NAD has an input impedance of 20K ohms and an input sensitivity of 1.1v.
Thanks in advance for your help!