preamplifier

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    Pre Amp Needed?

    Hi, Any advice would be good. I was looking into impedance compatibility and i was thinking if my current system could benefit from this Topping Pre 90. Or should i just leave it as it is? Current system Bluesound Node 21 Coax Out into a Denafrips Ares II and XLR out from the Ares II into XLR...
  2. sculpordwarf007

    Looking for Preamp recommendation under $1500

    Hello, I'm new to audiophile hobby. I am thinking of investing into separate DAC, Preamp and Power amp components. Please recommend me a preamp without inbuilt DAC (since I'll have it separately). Open to try both Tube and Solid state Balanced inputs/outputs are must Prefer HT bypass...
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    Rega planar 1/Sony ps 22 please help

    Hi everyone advice please, I’ve got a teac ar 650 mk 2 amplifier that has a built in phono stage I want to run two turntables off it independently a rega planar 1 and a Sony ps 22. Only one deck will be used at a time and I was wondering is there a way that they can both be plugged into the...
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    System Upgrade Advice (Approx. £10K Budget)

    Hi. I am a new member to the forum and fairly out of touch with Hi Fi equipments/ components generally but especially within my current price range. As per the title I am looking for advice on upgrading my system - I hope I am posting in the right place. I have been collecting records since my...
  5. itsdigger

    Question Hardware or Software graphics equalizer or tube preamplifier

    It started with my newly assembled small 2.1 stereo. I have a new PS Audio Sprout 100 (running @ 75 wpc @ 6 ohms) and a set of Jamo Concert 9 Series C 93 II 6 ohm speakers also a Klpisch Reference R-8SW powered 8 inch subwoofer. Connected to a Windows 10 computer via S/PDIF Digital Input to the...
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    Question how to connect Linn LP 12 Sondek to speakers via Spectral DMA 180 and Spectral DMC-30SC?

    Newbie here! Trying to connect Linn LP 12 Sondek & Linn LINGO to Spectral DMA 180 and Spectral DMC-30SC. Once connected the sound is super weak... I wonder what I could have done wrong? otherwise the system works with CDs... Am I missing something? thanks!
  7. OptoFr3nk

    Question Which preamplifier for my Rotel RB-980BX?

    Hi guys, hope you all are well. I am asking for your help in purchasing a preamplifier for my "new" Rotel RB-980BX. This power amplifier is actually working paired to an integrated amplifier, the Nad 302, that I am using as a preamp. I purchased this power amplifier because I would like to move...
  8. djbone

    Question Affordable (2nd hand) Receiver with HDMI and Pre-Outs?

    Hi all, I'm looking for a recommendation (and/or general advice) for the above. My situation is that I have a great vintage NAD 3130 which I love, in the bedroom for music duties, but also for the odd late night movie. I need to be able to remotely control the volume and switch inputs if...
  9. tornpower

    Question Need help! Bought Rotel pre-amp at recommendation from AV forum but I cant control Bass or Treble :(

    :D Hoping this is the right forum - recognise that this is a HiFi problem but wanted specific amplifier advice. Please correct me if so... A few weeks ago I posted on AV forum and got some really nice feedback to a problem. I wanted to buy my Mum a set up so she could listen to her Reggae. I...
  10. K

    Question NAD D 3020 V2 Pre-Out question

    Any forum members using the D 3020 V2 as a preamp? I am considering putting a NAD D 3020 V2 in my man cave/office, predominantly for use as a headphone amp (streaming from laptop over Bluetooth). It also occurred to me that I could use the NAD as a pre-amp for the powered speaker I have in...
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    Answered Phono preamp vs buffer preamp?

    This with my Yamaha CR-420 solid state aux preamp: Vacuum Tube Phono Stage RIAA MM Turntable Phonograph Preamplifier Stereo Pre-Amp | eBay RIAA phono part: 85dB ">RIAA freq response 20hz-20kHz +/- 0.5dB, S / N ratio> 85dB 85dB ">THD <0.05%, input sensitivity 3.0mV, gain 40dB, Nominal / max...
  12. Ian Greenhalgh

    Preamplifier for dual Linn Roomamp power amps

    Hi folks I picked up a pair of Linn Roomamps to use as power amps, they were only 20ukp each, hard to go wrong with Linn quality at that price! I now need to chose a suitable preamplifier to use with them, but I'm uncertain what connections and features I will need. I have 5 speakers, a pair...
  13. karlsushi

    Connecting preamplifier to active monitor speakers

    Hi folks. Apologies if this one's come up before, but I'm struggling to find the answer so would really appreciate some advice. What is the best way to connect an integrated amp or a preamp to a pair of studio monitor type active speakers (e.g. JBL LSR305 or Adam A5x) for proper 2 Channel...
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    Question Help with amping my setup!

    Hi all! Super new to this all but I'm wondering if any of you could help me out with my setup... So I recently got myself a secondhand ATLP120-USB, and I already have a pair of KRK Rokit 6s. Now I know these are active speakers (and that the ATLP120 already has a phono preamp built-in) so I...
  15. TheBurningBeard

    Question Phonostage configuration?...

    I've just ordered a Heed Quasar phonostage. So while waiting for it to arrive I was just wondering if someone out there can help me with something?... Now, the Quasar has a series of jumpers inside to configure it with your cartridge... I've got a Shelter 501 mkIII. Heres the data sheet...
  16. Ramses82

    Preamp suggestion for M-DAC and NAD amp, below £500

    Hi everyone. I am currently using on my setup a pair of Focal 816 special edition with an upgraded NAD319 used as amplifier only and a M-DAC that is also working as a preamplifier. The sound is good, but I've read on some reviews of the M-DAC that though it is a good DAC, it works better as DAC...
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