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bonsai171 16th March 2004 04:10 AM

commercial tube preamps
Hello, i'm looking for commercial tube preamps under $1000 (or thereabouts). I was wondering if somebody could give me some names of them.. Although this may not be the site to do this :D

So far this is what has turned up:
1. Audio Electronic Supply AE3 Super Preamp (by Cary Audio) $600
2. Quicksilver Audio Line Stage Preamp $1095


bonsai171 16th March 2004 04:17 AM

one more thing
They need to be available in the U.S. :cool:

audiopro 16th March 2004 05:04 AM

Check out Antique Sound Labs. They have a couple of preamps that fit your budget. Great for modding as well. I've re-work several with excellent results.

gjo 16th March 2004 08:22 AM

You could also try the preamps from Transcendent Sound or Audio by Van Alstine both of which are good and well within your price range.


reinhard 17th March 2004 07:42 AM

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Have a look at this. It is from gemany.

Costs 750 & shipping


SY 17th March 2004 12:49 PM

Go second hand. There are a pile of audiophiles out there who change equipment more often than they change their underwear, and you can get more for your money. MUCH more.

Or... radical notion... diy. For a thou, you can build something incredibly impressive.

LuckyLyndy 17th March 2004 02:14 PM

Underwear??? What's that???

Sy is right about either keeping your eyes on Audiogon and other sites for excellent used gear.
And DIY? Unless you have previous experience and have a good box, I would stay with commercial. That said, I am being mentored by a diyaudio veteran in building a Pass Aleph 3, and really enjoying the experience. Next will be the preamp!
Good luck!:D

SY 17th March 2004 03:26 PM


Underwear??? What's that???
I see that Zion hasn't changed much since my days there ;)

Positron 17th March 2004 03:58 PM

Why sell them?
Why are they selling them if they sound so good??

dhaen 17th March 2004 04:02 PM

Re: Why sell them?

Originally posted by Positron
Why are they selling them if they sound so good??
The grass is always greener....;)

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