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    Xiang Sheng DAC-01A, brand new with original packaging etc, bought in May but only tried this once or twice, didn't like it in my system.
    Cost 120 with 20 customs, will accept 130 posted UK only. Prefer paypal F&F. I'm in Sussex if you want to collect and pay cash.
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    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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    Hi there, do you know if this works as a preamp Ok ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by beermaniac View Post
    Hi there, do you know if this works as a preamp Ok ?


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    sorry no idea, someone on here will know 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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    It should if you move the internal links. But you won't want to go much above 65% if you use it this way. That is usually way louder than most will listen to.
    Mine was used at about 40 tops.
    So unless this is a different board and I doubt it very mu h, yes you can. I would advise upgrading the valve to a top quality one.. Best is the western electric version
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    Western Electric 396A valve sounds very good in this DAC
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    I know Grant disagrees but preamp mode drops SQ by quite an unreasonable amount.

    However with the WE396A in it I can put it against a seriously expensive Lampizator DAC and I find it listenable.

    That's a massive accolade I think. No it isn't as good but I am always impressed at just how good it is.
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    Thanks chaps. How easy is it to remove the jumpers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by beermaniac View Post
    Thanks chaps. How easy is it to remove the jumpers?


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    It's fiddly but doable. You will screw the SQ, though.

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    Ok, probably not for me then. I need a preamp at the moment


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    Thanks for advice


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