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Old 26th January 2004, 09:35 PM   #11
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They could have left out the opamps too ... I know X-pre and that one uses a opamp and a tube too. Weird if you ask me.
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Old 26th January 2004, 09:41 PM   #12
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Originally posted by sobazz
... that cannot be! Simply not possible! They could at least have chosen RK17!
I wouldn't assume anything at this point. I've heard Nagra is using cheap pot in their $6k preamp because it simply sounds better than anything else they tried. I also had some cheap Alps (different style though) and they sounded better than Black Beauty.
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Old 26th January 2004, 09:56 PM   #13
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"Sound better"... I objected to the use of RK09 only due to tracking imperfertions... and tracking imperfections - I guess - is a great deal of the reason why people bother buy RK27 or RK40 (maybe even RK50).

Regarding sound quality.. you can always use a series resistor and a cheap pot for shunting a part of the signal to ground. I suppose we agree that it would be the optimal pot configuration, since no questionable pot is present directly in the signal path, thus you can easily use a cheap pot if configured correctly. But the tracking issue is still present...
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Surprisingly it may sound, but the shunting part is also very influential on the sound. As to the matching problems, you can always get more of those cheap pots and do matching yourself.
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