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Old 8th October 2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Question Threshold Fet nine VS ten

Hi everybody,

maybe i've got the chance to get my first *serious* preamp.

the choice is between Fet Nine and Fet Ten but i don't know the difference among these units, but the great reputation of Threshold stuffs among the hi-fi community.

Did someone listen to both and can make a comparison?

I'm gonna buy it to match my diy F4 amp (work in progress), i guess it's the right match, what do you think?

Many thanks in advance

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Old 8th October 2007, 01:20 PM   #2
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Hi everybody,

maybe i've got the chance to get my first *serious* preamp.

the choice is between Fet Nine and Fet Ten but i don't know the difference among these units, but the great reputation of Threshold stuffs among the hi-fi community.

Did someone listen to both and can make a comparison?

I'm gonna buy it to match my diy F4 amp (work in progress), i guess it's the right match, what do you think?

Many thanks in advance

Marco
if your spks are on efficient side (92,94 DB/W/m and up) , then these preamps will suit your needs ;

look what's gain and max output voltage of these preamps ..........

then you can tell us ,too .............
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Old 8th October 2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks Choky for the reply!

i'm quiet sure it will drive F4 and Klipsch RF3 very well but i'd like to know specs exactly (a user/service manual maybe?)

i googled but nothing comes out...

anyone knows where to find?
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Thanks Choky for the reply!

i'm quiet sure it will drive F4 and Klipsch RF3 very well but i'd like to know specs exactly (a user/service manual maybe?)

i googled but nothing comes out...

anyone knows where to find?

maybe I'll find in old broshure tonight.........but just maybe
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now - lookin at one old schmtc of Ten - I think that you can't have more than 6-7 V at output

dunno - if that is proper schematic, but if output transistor have Iq of ~14mA across 2K2 load resistor................ that's my conclusion
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cough

The FET/10 and FET/9 are fairly similar.
The 10 has separate chassis for the line pre-amp and phono pre-pre, the 9 is a single case design with phono board for roughly half the 10 tag.(both FET/9 and 10 have a separate PS)
If you only require a line-amplifier and they cost the same i'd choose the FET/10
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thanks jacco!

I have the opportunity to buy a Fet Nine for about 450 euro, would it be a nice deal?
i've got no need of a phono section, but a tough line preamp with punchy bass, i mainly listen to rock and electonic music.

Any comments are welcome!

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Very good deal, a Fet-9 was 3K Euros around 87/88.
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Old 8th October 2007, 05:36 PM   #9
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Do you think so? it's more than 15 years old....
I'm a bit worried about electolytic caps and parts in general.
I've got no idea how long such a pre could work properly....
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just found old broshure .......

hehe - it's more pamphlet - nada technical data, except usual marketing
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