Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?

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Eric Gustafsson

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Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« on: 24 Jan 2017, 09:26 pm »
I'm looking for "the best" 2 channel preamp to connect to my MCH-K38.
It must have double output terminals, rca or xlr.
Min 2 incoming terminals, rca.
Remote control.

Any suggestions?

Armaegis

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Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #1 on: 24 Jan 2017, 09:40 pm »
There's that really fancy Bent Audio Tap-X that's been floating around on the trading post for a while. That might be worth a peek.

rustydoglim

Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #2 on: 25 Jan 2017, 08:47 pm »
Look for the old NuForce MCP, exceptionally good multi-channel preamp that can be used as 2 channel preamp.
It was way over-killed when we designed it (full switch resistor ladder preamp) and under priced it. 

rustydoglim

Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #3 on: 25 Jan 2017, 08:48 pm »
The NuPrime HPA-9 has two pairs of RCA outputs and would make a good match for MCH-K38 (assuming you turned it into 4-channel mono)

JackD

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Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #4 on: 25 Jan 2017, 09:06 pm »
W4S STP-SE.

mresseguie

Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #5 on: 26 Jan 2017, 03:03 am »
Don Sachs Model 2 6SN7 tube preamp

Don makes them one at a time. Each one is made to order. You tell him what you want, he'll make it exactly the way you order it. I bought one. It's got Jupiter Cu caps.

JackD

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Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #6 on: 26 Jan 2017, 04:55 am »
Also a great choice if you are looking for tubes.

john925

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Re: Best 2 channel preamp for MCH-K38?
« Reply #7 on: 28 Jan 2017, 05:05 pm »
W4S STP-SE.

I've been using W4S STP-SE with Nuforce R9.  Compared with Electrocompaniet EC 4.8 with R9, I won't say either W4S or EC4.8 could better its contender.  I would say they are of the same level, just belonging to different sound character.  While the W4S was good at transparency due to its active/passive stage, EC 4.8 had more joyful presentation at the cost of some detail.