LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015

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LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« on: 1 Aug 2014, 08:24 pm »
In anticipation of the release of our new LDRx and LDRxB (balanced) Passive Preamps later this month, I'd like to organize a tour around our LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamp. Assuming of course that there's sufficient interest. More info on the LDRxB can be found here: http://www.tortugaaudio.com/product/ldrx-ldrxb-passive-preamps/

Here's a summary of the tour and related rules:

1) Tour Unit - the LDRxB Balanced Passive Preamp - so ideally we're looking for people who have balanced sources and balanced amps although the LDRxB will also accommodate RCA in/out. Preferences go to those with balanced equipment.

2) Tour Size - maximum of 15 participants

3) Timing - tour would start sometime in September

4) Eligible participants - AudioCircle members excluding those who participated in the 2013/2014 tour of the LDR1.

5) Duration of Possession - Each tour member will have the use of the LDRxB tour unit for a maximum of 10 days although you should try to turn it around in a week. Thus if it arrives on a Monday, plan on shipping it out the following Monday.

6) Shipping - Each tour member will ship the preamp to the next member on the list using UPS or FedEx using as much or the original packaging as practicable and will insure the unit at its full retail price. If the packaging gets truly buggered along the way, let me know and I'll ship you a "fresh" box to continue the tour with.

That's it. No quid pro quo. No prearranged discounts or special deals. You can post your opinion on the unit or decline to do so. No reason needed.

If you're interested you can post a response here or PM me. In general, it's first come first serve offer. I'll post an updated list of tour members as planning evolves.

Enjoy!  :thumb:
Morten

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #1 on: 1 Aug 2014, 09:12 pm »
i'd like to be included.
thanks,
drmike

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #2 on: 1 Aug 2014, 09:40 pm »
Folks -- as a "first tour" participant, I'd just like to say: if you're even on-the-fence about one of the Tortuga LDRs, you owe it to yourself to join this tour.  I did.....and now I'm the proud owner of a DIY Tortuga.  It will open your ears about what a semi-passive/passive preamp will do in your system (not going down that discussion about whether this is/isn't a passive component).

I've been very happy with mine so far, so give it a go.

-dB (happy customer, and that's my only relationship to Morten)

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #3 on: 1 Aug 2014, 10:56 pm »
^^^^^
 :thumb:

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #4 on: 2 Aug 2014, 12:35 pm »
Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3-15) ** open **

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #5 on: 2 Aug 2014, 12:38 pm »
Please add me.  I'm in NC.

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« Reply #6 on: 2 Aug 2014, 12:42 pm »
Please add me.  I'm in NC.

Done!

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4-15) ** open **
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PeteG

Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #7 on: 2 Aug 2014, 12:46 pm »
Add me to the list.

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #8 on: 2 Aug 2014, 12:49 pm »
Add me to the list.

Yes sir!  :thumb:

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4) PeteG
5-15) ** open **

WireNut

Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #9 on: 2 Aug 2014, 12:53 pm »
I want in please. I use balanced equipment., Sonic Frontiers and ARC. I'm in ohio.
Thank you.


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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #10 on: 2 Aug 2014, 01:01 pm »
I want in please. I use balanced equipment. I'm in ohio.
Thank you.

Thanks for your interest. Since you were on the previous tour, you will be #1 on the standby list in case we don't fill out this tour. Tour rules give first priority to AudioCirclers (AudioCirclists? AudioCirclonians? AudioCirclites? ) who haven't participated in prior similar product tours.

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4) PeteG
5-15) ** open **

Standby list (prior tour participants)
1) WireNut

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #11 on: 2 Aug 2014, 01:21 pm »
I would like to join the tour!
balanced user also,
in KC, MO.

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #12 on: 2 Aug 2014, 01:25 pm »
I would like to join the tour!
balanced user also,
in KC, MO.

Welcome! Thx.

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4) PeteG
5) dnewcomer
6-15) ** 10 slots open **

Standby list (prior tour participants)
1) WireNut


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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #13 on: 2 Aug 2014, 02:20 pm »
Standby list, please. Thank you.

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« Reply #14 on: 2 Aug 2014, 02:36 pm »
Standby list, please. Thank you.

Certainly.

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4) PeteG
5) dnewcomer
6-15) ** 10 slots open **

Standby list (prior tour participants)
1) WireNut
2) konut

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #15 on: 2 Aug 2014, 05:56 pm »
Count me in if possible.  NYC is my locale.  I have a Meitner MA-1 that is balanced that is hooked up to my LDR3xv2 single ended.  Will love to hear the two side by side.  I have balanced and unbalanced amps (Ultimate 70 from AVA unbalanced and NCore balanced).

Shawn

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #16 on: 2 Aug 2014, 08:13 pm »
Count me in if possible.  NYC is my locale.  I have a Meitner MA-1 that is balanced that is hooked up to my LDR3xv2 single ended.  Will love to hear the two side by side.  I have balanced and unbalanced amps (Ultimate 70 from AVA unbalanced and NCore balanced).

Shawn

Welcome to the LDRxB tour!

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4) PeteG
5) dnewcomer
6) sfox7076
7-15) ** 9 slots open **

Standby list (prior tour participants)
1) WireNut
2) konut

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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #17 on: 3 Aug 2014, 08:34 pm »
I'll take one for a test drive if you want to send one up to Canada. I have my Bryston 14Bsst2 and also a very nice 400 watt Chapter class D power amp to pair.




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Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #18 on: 4 Aug 2014, 05:36 pm »
I'll take one for a test drive if you want to send one up to Canada. I have my Bryston 14Bsst2 and also a very nice 400 watt Chapter class D power amp to pair.

I'd like to keep the tour domestic/US to avoid the extra shipping expenses not to mention the customs/duty fees and delays. I'll keep you on the standby list for now.

Tour Group Update:

1) drmike
2) ZAKski288
3) jtwrace
4) PeteG
5) dnewcomer
6) sfox7076
7-15) ** 9 slots open **

Standby list (prior tour participants)
1) WireNut
2) konut
3) werd (Canada)

WireNut

Re: LDRx/LDRxB Passive Preamp Tour - 2014/2015
« Reply #19 on: 4 Aug 2014, 05:44 pm »
Hi Morten,

The reason I wanted in on this tour is because my system is all balanced gear. On the last tour I had to re-wire everything to unbalanced.
I think your balanced preamp is better suited for my system.

Steve