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Old 1st April 2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Preamp failure means I got no music and less money.!!Anybody got anything reasonable , tasty and available? Cheers Ian
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Old 1st April 2006, 08:16 PM   #2
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Hi Ian,
No thoughts on repairing said dead thing?

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Old 2nd April 2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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Waiting on my audio buddy. Was thinking of a change anyway in the near future anyway. Thanks Ian
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Old 2nd April 2006, 04:35 PM   #4
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Hi Ian,
What do you have now? It may not be as bad as you think, or can be improved.

I got a preamp I was sure should sound better than my older ones. I was disappointed. (list on the new one was serveral thousand K $).

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Old 3rd April 2006, 09:50 PM   #5
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Have Cambridge Audio C500, been a good servant.Bought Electrcompaniet AW100 power amp,heard with matching preamp.Not sure C500 quite as good .Would balanced XLR output accout for the difference?Regards Ian
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Old 3rd April 2006, 09:54 PM   #6
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Hi Ian,
You may have extra gain on the XLR outs. Depends on how they designed it.

I am not familiar with your C500. It may have some improvements that can be made. There may be some "tired" supply caps as well.

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