Just picked up a Dodd MLP from forum member HTrookie earier this week. This particular unit has made several stops among forum members and has now made its final FedEx trip. Being new to tubes I was not sure what to expect but as soon as I hooked it up and played the first CD I new I was hooked! Wow - The music has so much presence, depth and clarity! Not only did the soundstage widen but the depth of the sound stage is incredible with the SDA 2.3'S. The imaging is much better difined and the sweet spot for listening is much larger. I also noticed the highs and lows had a much more realistic tone and the mids were silky smooth. For the past three nights I have been listening none stop and am amazed that the sound improved that much over the SS pre's I have had in the past.
I am currently running the MLP into a Parasound Halo A21 with a Rotel RCD1072 as a source driving the 2.3's. I am now in audio nirvana. Anyone with SDA's owes it to themselves to try out a tube pre.
Thanks Ricardo for hooking me up! It was a pleasure doing business with you.