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    Default these tube pre's any good? Link

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    looking for a tube pre, budget minded... audio experience is my first choice.. found this one today though... they offer another one also...
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    I personally would give it a try if I needed one. His price is pretty close to the cost of parts. I kinda wish I needed one now. :)
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    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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    are the tubes popular? or easy to get, and whats a line stage mean? I mean what should i be looking for in a new currently made tube pre amp? Thanks
    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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    I'll add my 2 cents, FWIW. First, I am a proponent of purchasing Chinese audio equipment because the cost and value is quite compelling. I have a modded Chinese tube CD player that is just as good, if not better than the modded Jolida 100, IMO, based on an A/B test, and it was half the cost. Build quality is excellent, as well (18 lb. CD player!). The downside is that you don't get a warranty.

    Three things to keep in mind --

    1.) make sure the unit is equipped run with US voltage
    2.) double check the shipping costs (sometimes they can be quite high)
    3.) change out the cheap Chinese tubes immediately and be prepared to do some mods at some point to get the best possible SQ

    Also, check out www.nysound.com for more options.
    HT/2-channel Rig: Sony 50 LCD TV; Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player; Emotiva LMC-1 pre/pro; Rogue Audio M-120 monoblocks (modded); Placette RVC; Emotiva LPA-1 amp; Bada HD-22 tube CDP (modded); VMPS Tower II SE (fronts); DIY Clearwave Dynamic 4CC (center); Wharfedale Opus Tri-Surrounds (rear); and VMPS 215 sub

    "God grooves with tubes."

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    Thanks for the info guys...... will ask shipping charges also
    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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    Just a note of interest, the Jolida is basically a Chinese made cdp with final assembly here in Maryland.
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