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Old 12th June 2006, 01:36 AM   #1
bulgin is offline bulgin  South Africa
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Hi Everyone

Is anyone using this oldtimer workhorse? Mine is in daily use because of its convenience. I use it with my Leak Stereo 20 amp and it still sounds great. I also have the matching tube pre for the Leak but it's no contest between the Kenwood and the tube pre. Its got an mc input as well which is more than useable.

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Old 12th June 2006, 11:32 AM   #2
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Nice little preamp. Lots of guys use 'em.
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Old 13th June 2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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Hi echowars

Thanks! Nice to know. Mine just goes on and on. I'm soon going to fit better input sockets. I've already removed the captive ac lead and fitted an IEC socket. Next, I'll have a looksee with the view to changing some bits inside for better quality items.


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Old 14th June 2006, 01:38 PM   #4
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anybody have a picture of this beastie? i can't seem to find one on the web anywhere !

maybe i'm too old to do effective searches anymore ...

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Old 14th June 2006, 01:46 PM   #5
Calvin is offline Calvin  Germany
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bought the C1 together with a Rotel 850B as second hand app 15 years ago. The combi still works without any flaws. I find the C1 the limiting component sonically, but even though its been worth its price without any doubt. When things go on like this, I assume a future archaeologist may find it as a gift right under the skull in a grave

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