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What preamp for Beolab 8000


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I have been storing a pair of Beolab 8000 speakers for quite a while under my staircase, My sumption was that I would only able to use them with B&O components, but only recently i realized that they have a line setting to use with non B&O systems. I now have them hooked up with a Yamaha 590 suround receiver which has pre out and it sounds actually surprisingly well, but I do want to get a decent preamp that is resonably priced to use with the beolabs. Any suggestions wil be appreciated.


Established Member
An idea of budget would help - people's ideas about "reasonably priced" do vary a lot. Also what features are you looking for?

If you just use line sources then a passive preamp might be suitable. If you just use a CD player )or any other single source), then get one with an analogue volume control and connect directly.


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What cd players would have the volume function ?
My budget for a cd player is aprox € 500 - 800

I listen mostly to jazz and classic rock, my budget for a preamp is € 500-800

I am also interested in adding a sub to match.
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