Ken (polkersince85) has came through for me once again. I had asked him if he had any preamps in the ole' vault he might rid himself of. Yall keep in mind there is a separate SDA vault! Well he tells me about this Phase Linear 3000 Series II that he has. And just my luck....it can be had "free to a good home". He wouldn't even let me pay shipping!
Well I get it yesterday and hook it up in my guitar/junk room (the wife calls it that). And DAMN!.....after some Deoxit on the controls. I hooked it up on my old Cannon/ala ESS speakers. With a HK power amp and sheot! I am hearing mucho more detail on CD's! I am happy so far!
Now, I have it in the den (the preamp) on a Onkyo Integra M504 running my Monitor 10's at one time. And my DIY towers at another time. And wow, I am so happy with this preamp. Probably the first preamp I have had (keep in mind I am poor) that I don't feel the need to use tone controls or an EQ in the mix.
Oh yeah....also keep in mind. That the aforementioned HK power amp Ken gave me when he gave me my Monitor 10's. I did MAKE him take at least $20 in gas. Which he didn't want but I made him take! lol
Ken, I owe you dude! Thanks so much!