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Old 29th May 2017, 12:36 AM   #1
vkung is offline vkung  Canada
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Old 31st March 2019, 10:37 PM   #2
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I am wondering- what Elekit TU-8500 could do to music enjoyment. I have "built" Elekit TU-8200. I love it! And there are some room for "caps" upgrade and tube rolling.

It is enough for me with two input pairs- one for CD player and second- smart TV. I do not plan to buy turntable. Would Elekit TU-8500 give me something more than couple more inputs and joy to build?
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Old 4th April 2019, 08:37 PM   #3
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If you are happy with two inputs and you do not need a phono stage, then not really. TU-8200 is sensitive enough for the usual digital sources.
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Old 5th April 2019, 02:51 AM   #4
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I absolutely love my 8500! no surprise that others do as well.
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Old 25th April 2019, 01:02 AM   #5
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My system is the 8200 amp with the 8500 preamp. It's a great little system. Both kits are a pleasure to build. The phono stage on the 8500 is awesome, so don't discount that as merely an add on. My speakers are home made cabinets Mark Audio Pensils (MLTL), they sound incredible with this pairing. Let me know if you want pictures I'll be happy to post some for you...
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Old 13th December 2019, 12:42 PM   #6
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Am using my TU-8500 (with resistor, cap & opamp upgrades) to drive a Cary Rocket 88 (but see a TU-8600 on the horizon if the Lundahl OPTs are still available next summer). Here are a couple of other threads on the TU-8500:
I built this TU-8500 Stereo Tube Preamplifier Kit. Now for evaluation | Audiokarma Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums
Another Elekit TU-8500 Build | Audiokarma Home Audio Stereo Discussion Forums
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Old 18th January 2020, 09:14 PM   #7
gpdavis2 is offline gpdavis2  United States
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Very pleased with the TU-8500 thus far. Rolled in a pair of JAN Phillips tubes, which was a big improvement over stock. Still a little bit of hiss between tracks so will try a pair of GL 12AU7s. . Have ordered a pair of TI's LM4562NA op-amps to roll into the phono-stage to see if that helps with the soft bass with the 2227s. Sure cheap compared to rolling tubes.
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