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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Opposite here.
    Of course.
    I think we disagree on most things audio.
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    Back on track then,
    For the OP,
    I will share my own ideas of what I deemed as the nearest I could come up with as the perfect preamp for me at the time, which by the way’ I still use in my own system today.
    The preamp was designed to compliment the power amps I was building at the time.
    These are the attributes I decided were most important, and achievable.
    Wide band-width.
    Near Perfect stereo matching between channels at all levels of attenuation, and frequencies.
    Low noise.
    High build quality.
    Directly coupled circuitry throughout
    Input impedance fixed ie; not affected by attenuator.
    Low Output impedance, again that wasn’t affected by attenuation at any position,. circuitry that was capable of driving all types of cables and lengths [realistically]
    Without serious drive, and bandwidth limitations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Well, going back to the OP ....

    What more do you want than the band playing in front of you?

    Buy an Azur 840e on eBay or elsewhere. You know you like it - and you probably don't know what any other of the things that are being suggested sound like in your system.
    This makes a lot of sense to me. Having found a preamp he likes, why wouldn't the OP just buy one of those?

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    Exactly!
    Quote Originally Posted by RothwellAudio View Post
    This makes a lot of sense to me. Having found a preamp he likes, why wouldn't the OP just buy one of those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyTD View Post
    These are the attributes I decided were most important, and achievable.
    Wide band-width.
    Near Perfect stereo matching between channels at all levels of attenuation, and frequencies.
    Low noise.
    High build quality.
    Directly coupled circuitry throughout
    Input impedance fixed ie; not affected by attenuator.
    Low Output impedance, again that wasn’t affected by attenuation at any position,. circuitry that was capable of driving all types of cables and lengths [realistically]
    Without serious drive, and bandwidth limitations.
    The perfect preamp ........almost

    It needs a Valve in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    The perfect preamp ........almost

    It needs a Valve in it
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