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Tube preamp with dual vol control
« on: May 10, 2011, 21:25 »
Hi all,

Does any bro here have recommendations for a tube preamp with dual volume control, one for each channel, and more than one pre-outs?

Budget less than 1k new, 500 plus minus used.

Grateful for advice, thanks!

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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 22:00 »
you might have to DIY but maybe not even that price point will get you there
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 22:30 »
Hi all,

Does any bro here have recommendations for a tube preamp with dual volume control, one for each channel, and more than one pre-outs?

Budget less than 1k new, 500 plus minus used.

Grateful for advice, thanks!

$500 for used mono pods tube pre? Tubes, mono pods and chassis already cost $500 if you want to diy. A good pair of mono pods can already cost $500.

If you got are going to spend $1k to DIY. Maybe can try the UTS with Lightspeed.
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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 08:25 »
I thought Martin has something with dual volume control.... or is it an integrated amp...?

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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 11:35 »
I thought Martin has something with dual volume control.... or is it an integrated amp...?

preamp also have :) martin always uses mono potentiometers.
maybe the human ear isn't good enough. we need measurements, figures, numbers, calculations to tell and convince us what good sound is. or do we have to satisfy an unspoken insecurity??

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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 01:04 »
If you are using dual pot, better make sure it's a stepped one instead of carbon brush. You may tear your hair out just to get both left and right channel to be on the same volume. :P
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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 11:14 »
Thanks bros for the advice, will check out martin =)

On naimster's point, I actually want to keep one channel louder than the other, as my hearing on one side is  slightlyweaker and the imaging shifts to one side, which i find vv vv annoying. hence the need for dual pots.

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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 11:52 »
easier controlled with a volume pot + balance pot then two monos. at least setting is set once for balance (dial in imaging), and then volume pot just does what it does.

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Re: Tube preamp with dual vol control
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 11:53 »
lighternote setup has a a lot of setup including a balance pot that would probably give you a very good option.

http://buildanamp.com/main.sc

This is my DIY build

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=75568.msg616439#msg616439
« Last Edit: May 12, 2011, 11:56 by wizardofoz »
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.