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Phono Stage for PA20 pre amp

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by Ingo Bingo, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Ingo Bingo

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    can anyone suggest a decent phono stage for my pa20, can't find the original tag one anywhere, any ideas where i can get one?

    otherwise possible thoughts are musical fidelity x-lps or Gram2 SE???

    :lease: Ingo
     
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    Depends I guess how much you like vinyl and how much your willing to spend... I used a musical fidelity xlp for years and was very happy with it before switching over to the PPA20.... Both to my ears are extremely good with the TAG being a lot more revealing. There have been a few Audiolab models pop up on ebay recently. Nothing at present but keep your eyes open :smashin:
     
  3. Kenny Glasgow

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    or look for an Audiolab 8000C or A, which can be picked-up for around £200 in good condition
     
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    I believe some PPA20's might be avialble from Barry at IAG....
     
  5. Ingo Bingo

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    Do'nt suppose you have any contact details for him Graham?

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    Well, we are getting there, got hold of Phil on the helpdesk (Barry must still be away) IAG have 8 units left.

    Phil wasnt really sure how much they are now, anyone any sensible ideas?????

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    Can't remember what we paid for ours when TAG started selling off stock but it was a few hundred quid, mind you ours had the XLR's fitted (and wired!)..... Actually I just looked it up, it was around £700......
     
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    Hi Graham, a question I've been meaning to ask for years! and so while we are on the subject, does your PPA20 run incredibly hot? As I don't use mine very often and never for long periods, I've never worried too much about it but when in use, it feels like you could fry an egg on it! (almost!)
     
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    I've not ever had a bit of TAG kit that didn't run hot :D But the PPA20 only just gets warm after all there isn't a lot of heat generating components in there really....
     
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    Graham,

    Do you know if there are any of these left, and if so, how much are they?

    Cheers,
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  11. GrahamMG

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    Ask Phil on the IAG helpdesk mate......
     
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    No probs - I just thought you might know off-hand.
     
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    Apparently there are five left in the warehouse, priced at £499.
     
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    I'd have one if I was you.... Assuming your kit is up to the expense....
     

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