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    Default anybody heard of passage pre-amp tube (tara labs?)

    Found one online, tube line stage called passage, by tara labs i guess, 2 12au7 tubes... nice looking unit. anybody heard of it? any good? Im torn if i want a tube pre or just stick with a SS pre, adcom, rotel or what not... but in the 150-300 dollar range thats not vintage... any suggestions on this unit or similar
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    and inside
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    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Tara Labs supposed to make some pretty nice stuff... although they were just raided by the FEDS for lying about their products being made in the USA. Honesty may not be their forte..

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    It's a decent tube line stage.

    12au7's are common, and cheap, so that's a good thing. I'm not a fan of 'stepped' pots, esp for gain. I'd like to see at least 3 tubes in a pre, if they are using 12a_7 tubes. (U,T,X). 1 for line in, 1 for line amp, 1 for line out. With only 2 12au7's, it's using sand for something.

    I'd grab it for $150-180, not what he is asking.

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    so ya think a tube pre with no tube rectifier, just a pair of 12au7's would do the trick? and for under 300.00? Its actually called passage, space & time by tara labs, go figure on the name..
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Ok, i wondered why no one jumped on it.. maybe i'll e-mail them and see if they wanna make a deal.
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    The added cost i guess is the added dact, claiming 120 worth of work, so he wont come down on price
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    well after this response from the seller.. I'll pass on it.. can you beleive this

    from seller:
    I'm very sorry, but I really don't have time for all the questions. You simple ask to many questions and I don't have the time. You asking me would DACT improve the sound? Why it cost $120. What do you think?


    Nice attitude,
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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