After waiting 10 weeks, the custom Promitheus Transformer Buffer has arrived. It's kinda cool -- I may be the only one in the world with one of these things. The unit was shipped via DHL on Monday from Malaysia, stopped off in Hong Kong, then made its way to the USA.
Background -- I used to own a Promitheus TVC. It provided outstanding tonal quality to the music and was considered the best upgrade I ever made. I sold it because of the gain issue that plagues nearly all TVCs. With my associated gear, I couldn't get sufficient volume.
Enter -- the Promitheus TB >> it is simply a buffer that I placed between my CDP and pre/pro. I'm hoping to get the best of both worlds -- that transformer quality sound and the ability to use the volume control and remote from my pre/pro. It only has one set of inputs and outputs. It also has a separate digital input and output in case I decide to run a DVD player through the buffer or use a DAC or whatever. It also has a switch on the back to "turn off" the transformers. That way, I can toggle back and forth to determine the effect the transformers have on the music.
I'm breaking it in right now on some Regina Belle. I'll report back later on my initial impressions and post some pics, although it ain't much to look at -- it's basically a wooden box (although the wood is very nice).