I just acquired 10 units of this tube gem “Soundstage Vacuum Two Class A Tube Preamp”. The sound is absolutely awesome. Smooth, silky sound with tight bass and astonishing soundstage is one of the distinct characteristics. Paired with my Parasaund HCA-1500A solid state (205 wpc at 8ohms) amp, using Original AT8 CD tube player as a source and Lsi15’s. The audio sound reproduced by this preamp is heaven!
These units are brand new in sealed boxes and come with JAN 6922 Philips NOS/NIB tubes, which are included in the package as an upgrade (compare the value: US $39.90 + US 9.95 shipping) at thetubestore.com. If you like tube sound and plan to roll variety of NOS tubes this is fantastic preamp to own and have fun with!!
If you would like one see my Polk “For Sale Classified” you will be absolutely amazed! I have tested this baby and am impressed. The preamp needs at least 20 hours to break in to achieve the ultimate potential audio sound.
If you want to improve the SQ even further I have replaced the standard AC cord with heavy duty AC power cord, rolled variety of tubes and used higher quality IC between my source and power amp.
Gator :) :)
I will post higher resolution pics tonight. The ones in Polk “For Sale Classified” are to small to see the quality build of this preamp.