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    Hi all.

    I just thought I'd post the latest posts on my review website, Tannoyista.com

    Hope you enjoy!

    Latest review: 21/11/21

    The Khozmo 'Shunt Relay' Passive preamplifier with ZFoil and Takman resistors [REVIEW 2021]

    This is one hell of a piece of kit. Excellent build quality and sounds totally fab.

    Read the full review HERE!

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    Nice review Jo, the price is less than I was expecting.

    Just to be pedantic (Moi?) any volume control be it TDK or Alps is an attenuator, in function if not description.

    Personally having had experience of relay attenuators I still prefer a stepped attenuator approach. With the relay attenuators there are a lot of relay contacts in circuit, with the stepped attenuators there can be as few as one contact (the Acoustic Dimension).
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    Yes, that was a good read Jo.
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    Thanks for posting , 673 quid seems mighty good . Compare that to 18000 for a bespoke pre !!!

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    Thanks guys... Glad you like it.

    Hi Alan. I didn't know what to expect out of it sonically wise but I really do think this version has won me over. And it's operation is very slick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Yes, that was a good read Jo.
    Thanks Geoff.
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    Hi Jo, Nice review and looks like a well made pre, might have to investigate a not on this one.
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    Excelent write up Josie,
    I remember seeing the first version of these units, even then they had nice build quality, and were exceptional value for money.
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    Thanks guys... It's a really nice bit of kit.
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