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Old 16th March 2004, 03:10 AM   #1
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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

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

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Old 16th March 2004, 03:17 AM   #2
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They need to be available in the U.S.
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Old 16th March 2004, 04:04 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 16th March 2004, 07:22 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 17th March 2004, 06:42 AM   #5
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Have a look at this. It is from gemany.

Costs 750 & shipping

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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.
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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!
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Why are they selling them if they sound so good??
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Why are they selling them if they sound so good??
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