What´s your phono preamp?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Airbus, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Airbus

    Airbus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Beirut - Lebanon
    Pro-Ject phono box DS plus. Members with built in units need not to answer.

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  2. xmas111

    xmas111 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plymouth MA
    Had it almost a year and really enjoy it.

    Parasound P5

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  3. Airbus

    Airbus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Beirut - Lebanon
    What´s the maximum gain on it?
     
  4. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Hagerman Bugle with Hagerman power supply, custom built by Sushimaster. Dead quiet, black backround. My DL-110 sings through it.
     
  5. Airbus

    Airbus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Beirut - Lebanon
    Any photos?
     
  6. Memphisflash

    Memphisflash Forum Resident

    Location:
    Netherlands
    I use an iFi iPhono 2 ...

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  7. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland, U.S.A.
    No, sorry. It is pretty "functional" looking, as there is no cover. The Bugle and Power Supply are mounted to a "bread board" and there are small rubber feet under it.
    It was built expertly, and the Bugle runs optimally due to the matching power supply. I love this thing, and would not trade it for a $1000 pre amp.
     
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  8. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    Moon 310LP.
     
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  9. Slippers-on

    Slippers-on Forum Resident

    Location:
    St.Louis Mo.
    Musical Surrounding Phonomena 2+, 60 db Gain

    Creek Audio OBH-15MK2, 80 db Gain
     
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  10. Airbus

    Airbus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Beirut - Lebanon
    80 dB MC or MM?
     
  11. xmas111

    xmas111 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Plymouth MA
    I posted a picture of my Parasound P5 preamp by mistake.

    Meant to post this: Parasound JC3+ Phono Preamp.

    Here are the Gain specs:
    Total Gain
    MM: 48 dB
    MC: 64 dB


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  12. ClausH

    ClausH Forum Resident

    Location:
    Horsens, Denmark
    Manley Chinook.
     
  13. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Musical Fidelity XLPs and PSU. Old now but sounds good to these ears. Cool looking too
     
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  14. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Lounge Audio LCR MKIII
    40dB -MM
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  15. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kent, UK
    Trichord Dino MK.3

    I've had it now 3/4 months and its a massive improvement over the Cambridge 551P that I had before.

    I'm at work so cant post any pics. sorry.
     
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  16. Marshall_SLX

    Marshall_SLX Forum Resident

  17. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    Lounge Audio MKIII
     
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  18. JakeMcD

    JakeMcD Forum Resident

    Location:
    SoFla
    Lounge-modded Lounge Audio MKIII
     
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  19. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident

    What is Lounge modded?
     
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  20. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    Dynavector P75 MK3
     
  21. Thorensman

    Thorensman Forum Resident

    Got fed up with trying them, and
    Changed my passive for a Croft
    Vitale. It overdrove. So i sent it to
    Glenn Croft who configured it for my
    Power Amp , a Leak TL 12+ X 2
    And upgraded phono stage.
    Simply the best ,at any price.
    Pleasantly surprised . The line stage also superb.
     
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  22. irender

    irender Forum Resident

    Lounge Audio MKIII
     
  23. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    Found I really didn't need anything fancier than an Emotiva XPS-1
     
  24. gov

    gov Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    Heed Quasar--two box solution that does MM/MC and has a wide gain flexibility--52/58/68 on the low output stage and 62/68/78(!) on the high output and you can either output with the MC or MM sections. Sound is incredible--checks my mantra of maximum detail with retained smoothness. Great piece--wish it had more MC load options but I can't see myself getting out of the Soundsmith family and it covers them off perfectly.

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  25. GyroSE

    GyroSE Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    My main phono stage is an Audio Research PH5- it sounds especially great when combined with its 'brother' ARC LS17. I also have an AVID Pulsus phono stage but I rarely use it as the LS17 and PH5 have such a great synergy effect when combined.
     
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