CD player as a pre-amp?


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Was looking at the Marantz ND8006. It can be used as a pre-amp which would work well with my Pearl Lite which can be used as a power amp. Question is, are there any benefits of doing this, especially sound wise?


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There may be an audible benefit of plugging the ND8006 directly into a power amplifier, but I wouldn't expect anything "day and night", and of course if you ever needed down-stream preamp features you would have a limitation. If the ND8006 is the only source you need there are of course financial advantages.

I thought the Pearl Lite was an integrated amplifier, so why not try both options and choose whatever you prefer?


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The PL can be used as a power amp as well. I haven't bought the ND8006 hence the question.

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