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Burnedfingers 4th January 2008 11:17 AM

Friend wants to buy a nice tube preamp

I have a friend that wants to purchase a nice tube preamp with a phono stage in it.

It also needs to have a remote control.

Anything come to mind? Brand model?

Richard Ellis 4th January 2008 01:30 PM

Pre amp...
Burned fingers..
There are alot of really excellent preamps out there...mostly they are of the DIY type, but you will be hard pressed to find one with the evil remote control as tube people shy away from this remote ****.
If you can't get up to turn up the volume you have degenerated into the SS world , with its all-on-a-chip mentality.
__________________________________________Rick.... .....

Miniwatt 4th January 2008 01:57 PM

My preamp has a remote:D Extremely DIY though:smash:

dshortt9 4th January 2008 02:49 PM

Rogue Audio makes a couple but I have never heard them. Look promising.

WBS 4th January 2008 11:28 PM


Originally posted by Miniwatt
My preamp has a remote:D Extremely DIY though:smash:

How about some photos of it?!

jon_010101 5th January 2008 01:31 AM

Not DIY, but the JuicyMusic Blueberry is a gorgeous piece, with a decent phono stage, and a basic remote volume control. I bought a JM Peach b/c it looks way better than anything I'd have the time or motivation to build. :clown:

Richard Ellis 5th January 2008 01:47 AM

Rogue Audios unit doesn't count....the remote has...what three buttons on it?
That remote could be mistaken for some artisans work of art!
________________________________________Rick...... ....

dshortt9 5th January 2008 02:34 AM

OK, fair enough. How about the Audio Research SP-16?
Only $2500 new.

KP11520 5th January 2008 02:43 AM

Hi Burnedfingers,

Look into Modwright. Not cheap but they always seem to be raved about. Maybe your friend can find a used SWLP 9.0SE in mint condition for < $3K. They are around $5K new. This is what I want unless I find something better here that I can handle.

Dan Wright started out like some of the more advanced guys here and has become successful with his designs, products and modifications.

Audible Illusions makes a nice unit the "Modulus 3A" but I don't think it has a remote. That might have to be a DIY Mod.


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