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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshireman View Post
    So on a passive pre what is the benefit of having one, than not having one ?.

    As without one there is less in the signal path ?.
    You have to have some means of controlling what goes into your power amp. You'd not use one with an integrated amplifier (normally).
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    You have to have some means of controlling what goes into your power amp. You'd not use one with an integrated amplifier (normally).
    I already have that with my DAC as the output is variable, thats why I ask, as Phil, (hifinut) recommended getting one.
    Im just trying to understand what it would bring to my setup.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference & PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet
    Stand:- Optimum 660

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshireman View Post
    I already have that with my DAC as the output is variable, thats why I ask, as Phil, (hifinut) recommended getting one.
    Im just trying to understand what it would bring to my setup.
    In that case you probably have no need for one unless you wish to select more than one source, but there are switching boxes that can do that job just as well for maybe less money.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    In that case you probably have no need for one unless you wish to select more than one source, but there are switching boxes that can do that job just as well for maybe less money.
    I only use 1 source my CDP,the dac has quite a few inputs even an analogue.

    Thanks for all the info Geoff.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference & PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet
    Stand:- Optimum 660

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshireman View Post
    Thanks for all the info Geoff.
    No probs!
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    its great you have bought stuff from tony , he has been to my house a good many times with gear and I have bought a lot . he once bought a belles vt-01 pre amp and I have never forgotten the texture and improvement in sound it gives

    there is a huge amount written on passive pre amps if you google . however many argue over which is better . I took a passive music first pre to a friend and you could hear a huge improvement in soundstage and listenability.

    many times as I have mentioned , if my pre is off for repair or sold to pay for house renovations [ loads sold for this reason !!] I have to use my 3.5 as a pre amp . yes its fantastic bass , and detail but I find sometimes if I turn it up it is not so good , it is a bit fatiguing . now with a good pre amp it is marvellous and I could listen all day

    last week I had a fabulous italin pre amp , oh my gosh , did it bring realism and improved bass to the sound from my dac. !! now using my modwright dm pre which is also superb . you can get pre amps really cheaply so its great to experiment . if you don`t like you can sell . I am sure there are folks nearby who can bring one round to try
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    its great you have bought stuff from tony , he has been to my house a good many times with gear and I have bought a lot . he once bought a belles vt-01 pre amp and I have never forgotten the texture and improvement in sound it gives

    there is a huge amount written on passive pre amps if you google . however many argue over which is better . I took a passive music first pre to a friend and you could hear a huge improvement in soundstage and listenability.

    many times as I have mentioned , if my pre is off for repair or sold to pay for house renovations [ loads sold for this reason !!] I have to use my 3.5 as a pre amp . yes its fantastic bass , and detail but I find sometimes if I turn it up it is not so good , it is a bit fatiguing . now with a good pre amp it is marvellous and I could listen all day

    last week I had a fabulous italin pre amp , oh my gosh , did it bring realism and improved bass to the sound from my dac. !! now using my modwright dm pre which is also superb . you can get pre amps really cheaply so its great to experiment . if you don`t like you can sell . I am sure there are folks nearby who can bring one round to try
    Hi Phil, thanks for the update, there is a passive pre on the forum classified now, a glasshouse with a few mods to resistors etc, would that be worth a try or do i want to look for something non passive ?.
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference & PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet
    Stand:- Optimum 660

  8. #28
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    yes , is that marko`s . he`s a great guy and yes that would be well worth having . not sure why not sold before
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

  9. #29
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    if you look on mfa news website site . a little way down you will see a link for Musgrave review in hi fi critic . that has discussion of the various passive pre amps inc glasshouse

    https://mfaudio.co.uk/latest-news/

    hattor also seems popular
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/ proac studio 125

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    if you look on mfa news website site . a little way down you will see a link for Musgrave review in hi fi critic . that has discussion of the various passive pre amps inc glasshouse

    https://mfaudio.co.uk/latest-news/

    hattor also seems popular
    thanks Phil
    CD:- Bel Canto CD2 Player & VBS1 psu(mods by Mr.C)
    DAC:- Bel Canto DAC 3.5mkIIvb & VBL1 psu
    Pre Amp:- Townshend Allegri+
    Amplification:- Herron Audio M1A Monoblocks
    Loudspeakers:- Audio Physic Sitara
    System Cables:- Coherent Cables - 5D AES, 5D Interconnects, 4D Speaker cable.
    Power Cables:- Less Loss DFPC Reference & PS Audio AC-5
    Isolation:- Track Audio Isoation Feet
    Stand:- Optimum 660

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