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    Default Picked up Anthem Pre 2l Today!

    In keeping this brief so I can do some more listening I'll say,

    Smooth and S O U N D S T A G E.

    I'll try to give a review in a few days but this thing has all original packaging even the glove and screwdriver if I wanted to change the tubes and the original tube boxes are there in mint condition, ha.

    Psyched about the HT bypass and the remote which I quickly had my main remote learn the functions for!

    Brilliant!
    2. CH: Rega P3-24, Oppo BDP 95, Rogue Ninety Nine Magnum, Rogue Stereo 90, Tyler Linbrook Sig. Monitors, Audio Art Cables, APC H15

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    Excellent pre-amp.

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    pic`s ?
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself)
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)



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    yep,

    gonna have to spend alot of money to get a significant improvement as far as a tube pre.

    Icant remember what tubes I used for it last, but i know I liked it. Alot of people like the Jan Phillips green labels, but they came off a tad bright to me. keep in mind, my listening area might have had more to do with that than the tube istelf. I used them before I had my room treatments up.

    only thing that put the Anthem on the sideline was me going the pasive preamp route and liking it for my very unusual listening environment.

    that said, despite me not using it, my Anthem is going to stay in my house for a LONG time. I'm just finding a place for it.
    Last edited by ohskigod; 12-10-2007 at 11:54 AM.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

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    Yes, eyeing up tubes now...just gotta save more dough.

    I kept wondering about "synergy". I thought "I have a few nice pieces" but didn't think I had "it". But this preamp really gave me what I was looking for -or thought what I was looking for since I never had a tubed pre. I'm pretty happy.

    After I try out another amp - probably Parasound and maybe something else in comparison to the Rotel and tweak a bit with different ICs I may be satisfied...maybe.

    Still gotta work on the wife for room treatments! Surely Pic's and a review are on the way in the days to come

    My Large Audio rack is REALLY, REALLY full now this thing was bigger that I was thinking!

    Rich
    2. CH: Rega P3-24, Oppo BDP 95, Rogue Ninety Nine Magnum, Rogue Stereo 90, Tyler Linbrook Sig. Monitors, Audio Art Cables, APC H15

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    The best tubes I rolled were Mullards. The best mod is a pair of Sonicaps on the output stage to the tune of $100(DIY). Don't sweat Special Edition mods as they are a waste of time for that pre-amp.

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    To see the Anthem you can go to the showcase page - I just updated with new pics.

    I've been through 2 new (to me) pres and a new pair of speakers (Tylers) since I last took a photo.
    2. CH: Rega P3-24, Oppo BDP 95, Rogue Ninety Nine Magnum, Rogue Stereo 90, Tyler Linbrook Sig. Monitors, Audio Art Cables, APC H15

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