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Hi All, Available for sale is my Juicy Music Merlin - the "Hot Rod" Version. I bought it here from a fellow forum member. It is easily a 9.5/10 on the Audiogon scale. Many of you already know how sought after the Merlin is, especially the hot-rod version. Why am I selling: I had sold my large speaker many months ago and have been using Bamberg 2TM bookshelf speakers for the past several months. The -3db point on the Bamberg is 80hz. Clearly, they were meant to be used with subs. I was hoping to use a "Y-spliter" from the Merlin to (i) my main amp, and (i) the Bash500 amp installed in my sub. However, before I even got to that point, I was told by Mark that the Merlin with meant for amplifiers with an input impedance of greater than 50K ohm. That's clearly not an issue when connecting to my Plinius SA-100MKIII (which has an input impedance of 100K ohm), but won't work with my BASH500 amp (which has an input impedance of 20K ohm). I thought about introducing an active crossover in the middle (e.g., the Behringer DCX2496 I currently own) but even the input impedance on that is 20 K ohm. So, to get full range sound, I would either have to (i) buy another active crossover, (i) build another subwoofer and utilize an amp with input impedance greater than 50ohm, or (iii) purchase larger speakers again. To avoid doing the above and incurring additional costs, I'm now considering the selling the Merlin and going back to my previous preamp.. My asking price is $625+shipping.
Without modifying the unit, is there a safe method to use a Fisher 400 just as a preamp without damaging the output transformer? I see it has a Speaker on/off switch. Does turning it to the "Speakers Off' off mode solve this issue? Please no guesses, only reply if you're 100% certain. Hope I don't sound rude, just cannot risk damaging the unit.