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Thread: New Pre-amp: Schiit Saga - working will with my Beard P35

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    Join Date: May 2010

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    I'm Rob.

    Default New Pre-amp: Schiit Saga - working well with my Beard P35

    My latest purchase arrived this week, and I've been enjoying it all week. A Schiit Sage pre-amp purchased from Schiit's European distributor.

    It's gets me even nearer to the natural sound I'm after, and works well with my Beard P35 Valve amp. The most obvious improvement over the AudioNote M-Zero pre-amp it replaces, is how the clarity is constant as the volume increases. With the AudioNote, things could get a little muddled as the volume increased. That's gone with the Schiit.

    However, the clarity throughout has improved. I played some Suzanne Vega last night and could hear some instruments in the background, that I didn't even realise where there.

    For an amp that has cost me about the same new, as the AudioNote cost me second hand, I'm amazed. 360 for a pre-amp of this quality is incredible.

    For a more informative review of this amp, I'd recommend the Hi-Fi World April 2017 review, where it is favourable compared the a Music First Audio pre-amp.

    Rob.
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    Interesting. Shame it doesn't come in black .
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    Now that sounds like the business
    From the description I can see that being extremely good.

    Funny how $349 = 360, but that's always the way

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    Import costs. Like Schiit stuff. Its always well made and solid. I agree re colour choice especially for something like a pre that has to be on show
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    Join Date: May 2010

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    I initially started a basket on the U.S site, but realised with shipping and import taxes, the price went up alarmingly quickly. Then I found the "International" section of the FAQs, and that led me to the European distributor (whose actually U.K. based). It took about three days to arrive from ordering.

    I've got a bit of a hotch-potch of kit, so the silver colour doesn't bother me too much. Especially seeing it has the M2Tech Young DAC next to it.
    Rob.
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    As far as I know the Euro distributor Mark can also service Schiit products so it takes some of the risk out of what would normally be a transatlantic transaction.

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    never heard of this pre , glad you are enjoying and will read that review
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