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  1. Hi guys, in need of some expert advice here please. So here goes, I am about to purchase a Yaqin Mc-13s to use with my Project RPM1 carbon, my question(s) is: do I need to use a pre amp with this setup?, now I’ve heard in some videos that you need to use one with your turntable however I am under the impression that this amp is an “intergrated amplifier” and therefore has a pre amp built in, it has a separate circuit for the preamp stage so why would I need a pre amp? The RPM1 has a phono output and the Yaqin has phono inputs, so it should work right? Or Wrong? I was hoping I could use this Yaqin amp with my Project RPM1 and Klipsch RP-150M speakers. It would be a shame if it didn’t work without a pre amp as I have done much research into tube rolling for the Yaqin and I have found some matched pair Mullard NOS 12AU7 and 12AX7 pre amp tubes that I would like to use eventually, this setup would be coming in at just my budget and as far as I am aware this would be an amazing setup for very little money (£1000-£1500). Im very new to the tube amp market and was hoping I could get a leg up from you guys, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Budding Audiophile Legsman222
  2. Hi All, Hoping to get some advise Currently using a Dynaco PAT-3 (non tube) preamp with a Bob Latino VTA ST60 and Klipsch Forte I speakers (w/Crites Titanium). Input sources mostly an Oppo DV-980H ... and rarely used an (inexpensive) TT, Teac Reel, LaserDisc and Nak cassette. Not sure, but don't think the PAT-3 does it justice ... or it is way out of spec It just DOES NOT compare to sound from my Marantz 2252B on my KPT-904's ... more defined, crisp and clearer soundstage. Therefore, considering getting another preamp. Found a very nice looking PAS-3 on my local (Tampa, FL) Craigslist for $400 (maybe he'll take $300-350) . Or, read very good reviews on the Elekit TU-8500 ($550) ... probably fun to assemble, but no "tone controls" which I like even though I never use them ... or Bob Latino's preamps. Cheapest one is the VTA SP9 at $1100 plus another $100 for the phono circuit OR ... maybe eliminate the preamp and just use an RCA switch box to directly feed the VTA tube amp. (Will try to test "direct" vs "preamp" tonight and add more detail to my inquiry ) So would appreciate your opinions/inputs.Don't even know if I should try an SS preamp. Really don't feel like spending much more than $500, but if we have to we will Many thanks! Cheers, Emile
  3. Anthem D2v 3D Preamp/Processor 3,700$ Excellent Condition Anthem D2V 3D. Comes with everything including ARC Room Correction Microphone and Software. This Pre-Amp with Anthem's ARC room correction is the best sounding pre-amp currently available. Design: 7.1 Surround Sound Processor (SSP, Pre-Pro) Codecs: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Discrete, Matrix), DTS 96/24, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio Dynamic Range Control: Dolby Volume DACs: AKM AK4395 24-Bit/192kHz Delta-Sigma DSP: Two Dual-Core processors 3-Zone Operation Video Connections: HDMI 1.4a (4 in, 1 out) , HDMI 1.3c (4 in, 1 out), Component ( 4 in, 2 out), S-Video (7 in, 1 out), Composite (7 in, 1 out) Audio Connections: HDMI (8 in), Stereo Inputs (7 RCA in, 1 XLR in), Optical (3 in, 1 out), Coaxial Digital (7 in), AES/EBU (1 XLR), 5.1 Multi-channel (1 in), Pre-amp out (7.1 RCA and XLR) Other Connections: 12V Triggers (3 out), RS-232, IR (3 in, 2 out), 2nd Zone (Stereo Audio, S-Video, Component, Composite), 3rd Zone (Stereo Audio, Composite), Headphone Jack (1/4”) Dimensions: 6.25? H x 17? W x 15.38? D Weight: 27 Pounds(unpacked) Shipping weight: 40.00 (lbs) johnroy051@gmail.com
  4. Carlosrs

    Streaming Preamp DAC

    Hello everyone, I currently have a 2 channel setup with RF83s, Sunfire 300 Two amp and a Yamaha WXC-50 Streamer/internet radio/preamp/dac. Sounds fabulous to my ears, but the sound profile changes when the volume is turned up, it gets a little hot. From what I have read, the WXC-50 volume looks like the culprit here. I am looking for a streamer/dac/internet radio/preamp that is MATCHED to the level of the RF83 speakers and the Sunfire amp's abilities. Not a US$10k exotic DAC, which would be overkill. I have been looking at the Oppor Sonica DAC, Cambridge Audio CXN and 851N, Naim, Aurelic Alair, Mcintosh MB50, among others. Since I am international I can't really buy to audition and return to try different ones, so I have to research a lot before purchasing. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
  5. Getting out of the tube hobby. No time or place to enjoy it with 3 girls in the house that cant be bothered with manually turning on a switch. Anyways I am selling a custom made Aricaudio "The Unlimited" tube preamp as well as all the tubes I've collected over the last year. Also included is the Tube depot Tubecube storage container with a complete replacement set of pluck and pull foam. I'd like to sell this all as one set and not part it out. Asking $500 for everything!! The Unlimited new is $725 and the tubes are low market at $875. I am located in northern CA. If you want more info or better pics feel free to pm me and I can email over more. Aricaudio The Unlimited Tube Depot Tubecube Storage 5ar4 Tubes - NOS Amperex Buggleboy 5ar4 (made in Great Britain), NOS RCA 5ar4, NOS GE 5ar4 (made in Great Britain), Sovtek 5ar4, Telefunken GZ34-TK EL84 Tubes - NOS JAN 6BQ5x2, Telefunken EL84-TKx2, Electroharmonix EL84x2, JJ EL84x2, NOS RCA Command EL84x2 12ax7 tubes - NOS Baldwin 12ax7 (blackplates)x2, NOS GE 5751 (blackplates)x4, NOS RCA Command (Blackplate)x1, JJ ECC83Sx2, JJ 5751x2, JJ ECC83S Goldpinsx2 OD3 tubes - NOS GEx2, NOS RCAx2, NOS Raytheon JANx12
  6. dcaccavaro

    FS: McIntosh C20 tube preamp

    For sale is this awesome McIntosh C20 tube preamplifier, considered by many to be the finest tube preamp McIntosh ever made. It has been thoroughly cleaned and serviced by an exceptional tube tech with all voltages checked and confirmed to be within spec. All controls have been cleaned and work perfectly/silently. Cosmetically, it's in very good condition but does have some oxidation and pitting on the top and back, which is typical of these older Macs. The faceplate is clean with no cracks. All of the tubes test strong and should be good to go for years to come. I believe the 12AX7s and 12AU7s are Telefunkens, but I can't be 100 percent sure. The silkscreening has worn off them, but they have the telltale Telefunken diamond in their bottoms. I've been using this amp daily and it sounds fantastic. It's plug-and-play and ready for a new home. Asking $2650. I'm in Northern Virginia and would prefer a local sale, but I'm willing to ship if necessary. I'd prefer a cash deal, but I might consider a trade or partial trade for the right speakers.
  7. This is a BRAND NEW SEALED in box McIntosh MX151 preamp receiver. Feel free to ask any questions. Asking $6000. Shipping included to the continental USA. I have references from fellow forum members that have purchased from me in the past if needed. I am located in Northern CA for local pickup and willing to ship if needed. Have receipts as well. UPDATE: I can crack it open and take pictures of everything. Just thought it might be more appealing for the buyer if it is completely virgin and untouched. It has full warranty for 3 years from 4/14/2017. Would consider a trade for a newer MC275
  8. Hi gang, I was going to set this up in my daughter's bedroom but she really has no interest so I would rather see it go to a good home where someone can make use of it.This is a Gen 2 XDA-2 Preamp/DAC/Headphone Amplifier with the black trim and the slim line remote. I have used it paired with some Outlaw Audio mono block amps which I just sold this week. With the Gen 2 XDA-2 it sounds like Emotiva worked out any of the bugs the first Gen had as far as USB although I couldn't tell you as I have never paired it with a PC or laptop. I used this strictly for 2.2 channel with the RCA outputs going to a pair of subs and the XLR outputs going to the Outlaws and on to a pair of speakers. The headphone amp works really well and this DAC is very nice as well. $225 shipped with insurance to the CONUS. I prefer Paypal gift but may be able to work with you. I have bought and sold plenty here in the forum so you can feel confident in this transaction. Private Message me if you need anything!Thanks, Tim The XDA-2 connects to all your digital music sources-computer, media player, CD transport, and more-and delivers audiophile-quality sound. With its precision analog resistor ladder volume control that maintains resolution even at low volumes, the XDA-2 is an ideal digital preamp. At the same time, its discrete, high-current headphone amplifier drives headphones with authority. The XDA-2 is the ideal way to enhance the sound quality of virtually any audio system. No matter your digital source-or sources-the XDA-2 is ready, with multiple optical and coaxial inputs, as well as 24/192 USB for easy connection to your computer. Emotiva's Differential Reference topology, combined with an asynchronous sample rate converter to remove jitter, delivers exceptional sound quality. Coupled with the convenience of a front-panel alphanumeric display and a full-function machined aluminum remote control, there's no better value in DACs today. The nerve center of your modern digital audio system.Product InformationProduct Dimensions 22 x 6 x 19 inchesItem Weight 16.1 poundsShipping Weight 16.1 pounds
  9. Pete H

    Pre Pro Suggestions

    I've been considering going to a preamp processor for a few years and it's time to pull the trigger but I have never owned anything but HT receivers and don't like going into this blind. Here's my buying guidelines. 1. 7.2 would be preferred and nothing less than 7.1 2. I want something with balanced outputs and not just RCA's 3. I am looking to go used, in an attempt to get more for the money. 4. Music is and always will be primary 5. Don't care about Atmos or the number of HDMI's 6. I would like to keep the cost no more than $700 and less is great (was looking at an Anthem AVM20 that was $350, as an example but don't know anything about it or any other pre-pros) 7. My Onkyo equipment has served me well over the years, but I find that it's really not the sound that I'm looking for (I really want the stereo sound of my Sansui 8080 with the HT processing) I know that's a pretty defined list, but this has been swirling around for a while, and I really need some feedback from those of you that have been in this realm for a while and can help with the process. Thanks!
  10. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2239098-emotiva-announces-emersa-audio-components.html Emotiva just announce through AVS forum a new product line that may be of interest to some of you. Link above Tim
  11. Folks, Circumstances require that I sell my main system, including: Juicy Music Blueberry Extreme preamp with Cream (turntable) option and remote. This preamp was just (within the last month) upgraded with Mark Deneen's Maxim upgrades, and the addition of a second pair of line level outputs for a subwoofer, which were not needed (as the upgrades added a whole new bass depth to the BB). These upgrades alone were approx. $500 all said and done. BB comes with a walnut case and stock tubes, and is really excellent in every way...I can find no blemishes on the BB or the walnut case. This BB was one of the very last that Mark made, and the case has square dovetailed edges, not rounded. Beautiful sounding and a really excellent preamp, even better now. I would prefer local pick up in **KNOXVILLE, TN** but I also have a custom box for the pre (not for the wooden case) that has survived now two cross country trips to Cali, you pay to ship. Asking $2300.00 **OBO**!!!! Dodd 120 Monoblocks, 120 Watt, customized to use Mundorf caps (original Sonicaps come with the amps). These amps were the second generation of amps produced by Gary Dodd, and came with basing meters on the deck, however those meters proved easily breakable, so I sent them back to Gary to be redone, and he made the modification back to manual (albeit easy) meter biasing. These things have blond oak sides and currently sport 4 EL 34 (JJ) and three GE 7044 tubes per amp. Additional tubes will ship with amps. Lots of power from these heavy amps, it is smooth and seamless. Rare amps, you won't see these come up very often. Excellent condition, again no flaws cosmetically or mechanically that I can find. As they are heavy, I would again prefer local pick up, but can ship at your cost. Asking $2200.00 **OBO** !!!. Pics forthcoming. Jolida JD100 - Jolida tube amp, excellent sounding, very low use (as I went to a .flac music server shortly after purchasing CD player). Cosmetically perfect, mechanically like new. Original tubes and remote ( that is made like a battleship). Asking $500.00 **OBO**!!! Thanks for looking. PS: I have a set of Dynakit Mk III's with cages, reworked by NosValves coming up soon for sale, stay tuned. Bruce PM me if interested.
  12. I am starting a new build. This time around a phono stage to go with my line stage I just completed. Here is the chassis. There will be three tubes across.
  13. So, I tried to do my homework prior to listing but it's tough to find completed sales history on these since there are so few being resold. I would be happy around $1000 on this now. Up for sale as part of my divorce/relocate clearance is my Juicymusic Blueberry with Cream. These are fantastic and well known around here. I purchased directly from the owner, Mark Deneen. It is perfectly functional, but has a flaw on the upper corner that is shown mercilessly in the photos. Ships in orginal packaging with manual. Tubes are Amperex 6DJ8, GE, Sovtek 12AX7 and JJ ECC81. Sounds beautiful. Steal it for $1500. Questions? Offers?
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