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    my mono power amps have a passive vc on them so i can adj for my position which is off to side. its very handy
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    Croft will add remote if you ask.
    I have also added remote control to items as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    my mono power amps have a passive vc on them so i can adj for my position which is off to side. its very handy
    That is useful in my set up actually, still rather a remote though!
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/306/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    Croft will add remote if you ask.
    I have also added remote control to items as well.
    OK cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    That is useful in my set up actually, still rather a remote though!
    yup but once set are never moved. i have a remote on the amp i use as a pre.. the quad vena2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I used the Croft Micro with a Quad 405 Mk2 and 606 power amp with great results. In fact I ran this set up for years. The only one downside is you may find the gain a little high. Never troubled me but some folk are sensitive to it.
    Thanks james, seems to be a popular combo, at the minute I'm using a Khozmo passive which has quite a lean sound, which is intolerable with some music but great with others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    Thanks james, seems to be a popular combo, at the minute I'm using a Khozmo passive which has quite a lean sound, which is intolerable with some music but great with others.
    Not keen on Passives myself Mike, they always seem to lack meat on the bone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    It gives better channel separation, less crosstalk. In theory at least.

    Also lets you adjust balance without having a balance control knob in circuit too.

    I've had a few amps with L and R volume controls including a Croft, never found it to be any bother at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Not keen on Passives myself Mike, they always seem to lack meat on the bone.
    Until you hear a good one, not routing audio signals through potentiometers or via stepped attenuator switched resistors.
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    Default Croft 25 and remote control

    I have a croft 25 with a single stereo pot (the zero gain version that sees to be better with quad/leak power amps) so they can clearly be ordered that way (I think that the stereo pot version is more popular overseas - there are plenty that turn up on the German audio websites)
    That said I have also used the 2 mono pot preamps in the past (both DNM and Croft) and although its quirky you soon get used to it. Initially I worried that perhaps I didn't have exactly the same volume from both channels but if the SQ is right, that worry evaporates pretty quickly.
    Audioflair will retro fit a remote control feature to the preamp - they are Croft dealers and the remote option is listed on their website.

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