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Pre-amps and Amps

Postby vintage_dog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:01 pm

obviously hundreds of combinations work, but do share the combos that work for you...

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Postby vintage_dog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:04 pm

CJ PV11 with MV60se, MV50, McIntosh 2105 (ss ini)
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Postby kabubi » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:12 pm

Mang Rod's 6c33c amp and VD's Zen TVC with the 6922 tube :D
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Postby JackD201 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:13 pm

Halcro amps are not my thing but on two occasions two preamps made them sound quite ok to me.

HT's Jadis JPS matched with his Halcro stereo amp (I hope Jadis can tell me which model was used)

PL's CJ ART II preamp breathed life into his Halcro monos.


BAT VK-31SE into Levinson No.332 I did this for a while ok din the BAT added some image float at the expense of the No.380's dynamics.
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Postby vintage_dog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:16 pm

vintage_dog wrote:CJ PV11 with MV60se, MV50, McIntosh 2105 (ss ini)


the CJs seem to have that natural synergy producing a lush yet detailed enough presentation. not the fastest among other combos though but perfect for most of my music - light classical, jazz, vocals, samba

the pv11 with mc is a great pair driving the VR4 jrs...good dynamics without the ss nasties. great for jazz too.
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Postby TheAnalogSource » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:17 pm

arc ls1 - classe 70. just right for me. matagal lang painitin. mga 2 hrs.
working on adding an x10d... to add some more tube flavor... but seems no difference yet


arc ls1 - luxman m1500. ok lang. medyo matinis. lack the punch of the above combi. very narrow sweet spot.
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Postby Jon Agner » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:17 pm

12au7 Tono Preamp + 2a3 SET Amp. I'm using a Telekunken 12au7 for my pre-amp, while I went all RCA for the 2a3 SET. - Simplicity at it's best.
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Postby vintage_dog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:20 pm

Jon Agner wrote:12au7 Tono Preamp + 2a3 SET Amp. I'm using a Telekunken 12au7 for my pre-amp, while I went all RCA for the 2a3 SET.


i use a similar 12au7 tono preamp (rca cleartops) with a vintage pioneer classA SS amp for my wife's karaoke system driving a pair of ls35a/ab1s. she swears her voice never sounded any better (she said the samething using the marantz 8) hehehe. really nice set-up
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Postby JackD201 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:21 pm

Where is Mullard88? He has some eye popping combos to share from vintage ARCs to Spectral. Paging Mullard............

VD looking forward to the new 26 pre's match ups.
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Postby vintage_dog » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:22 pm

kabubi wrote:Mang Rod's 6c33c amp and VD's Zen TVC with the 6922 tube :D


its a modified Decware with all silver wires using a single 6n1p. unity gain. a truly wonderful combo i must say, but i needed more power from MR's amp..
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Postby pican » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:24 pm

On the lower spectrum, the ProJect Tube Amp Mk2 (2 12aX7s) matches very well with the TRI KT88 or TRI EL34 tube integrated amps. Mataba ang tunog without loss of detail. Tunog tube as they say. Cartridge used: ZYX R100 and Grado Red.

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Postby highlander » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:25 pm

Audible Illusions Mod 3A with ASL1006 845 monos.... :shock: 8)
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Postby michael corleone » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:46 pm

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Postby KD » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:21 pm

For those who want a little more muscle, one tube pre/SS amp combo I particularly like is the Audible Illusions Modulus and the B&K ST-140. The combo retains enough "tube character" to make the listening involving and free from fatigue.
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Postby conspicuous » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:22 pm

Tono Violin 6SN7 pre-amp and Dynaco ST70 EL34 tube amplifier. This combo is able to make Dynaudio Audience 72 floor standing speakers sing :D
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Postby Wye-FI » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:41 pm

8) ASL 2002 Preamp and ASL 211 Mono's driving the Celius Triangle... :P :shock: :D
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Postby ESaudio » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:50 pm

COMBO 1:
My 2A3C SET-Parallel (monoblock) mated with my Musika preamp.


COMBO 2:
Trodt KT88 tube amp (integrated) mated with Mang Rod's TVC.


COMBO 3:

Coming soon!!! :roll:
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Postby soundpurist » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:15 pm

ARC SP11 with the Krell FPB 350 MCX monos. :)
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Postby Patman » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:50 pm

tono violin with the Jolida Music Envoy Monoblocks.

The most balanced and life-like combination I heard in any of my speakers used. Totally forgotten the electroniccs and just enjoyed the music.
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Postby edwin » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:05 pm

Pwede ba kahit na napakinggan set-up combi na nagustuhan ko?

Pass Labs X-250 with the Blue Circle Galatea.
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