Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !

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Please let us know what you're using to drive your DAC4800A or Cherry Amp (even if you have done so elsewhere on AC).  Please include the model number and current price range if you know it.  Thanks, and happy listening!

-Tommy O

p.s. What if you had to recommend something under $2K?

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #1 on: 3 Feb 2012, 07:09 am »
I currently have a Cherry with an updated output filter. Very happy with my purchase. The preamp I am using is a Dared  MC-7P with upgraded tubes. It's really nice to have a remote for volume. Preamp price was $800 on sale. This makes a great combo with my modified Magnepan MMG speakers. MMG crossover pics can be seen in my gallery.
Thanks again Tony and Tommy.

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #2 on: 3 Feb 2012, 12:55 pm »
VAC Standard MKII without the phono.
Using the balanced outs is a big plus IMO.
Can be found around the $2K mark.

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #3 on: 3 Feb 2012, 06:25 pm »
Cherry Jr. + Response Audio Bella L/P (pre before the Purity Line) was what I was using with GR-Research LS6

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #4 on: 3 Feb 2012, 06:26 pm »
Cherry Jr. + Response Audio Bella L/P (pre before the Purity Line) was what I was using with GR-Research LS6.  I have seen the Bella listed on used market under 1500 or so.

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #5 on: 4 Feb 2012, 06:01 pm »
FYI, there's an older thread with the same question, but we are asking again to get more current information:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=79614.0

Thanks!     :icon_lol:

-Tommy O

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #6 on: 4 Feb 2012, 06:30 pm »
Taken from our old BLOG (post was from 3 years ago):

Preamps and D/A:
MacIntosh tube pre-amp
Bel Canto pre-3
NAD C160 preamp
Jeff Rowland Capri
Bel Canto PRe3
Red Wine Isabella DAC/PRE
VAC Standard MKII preamp
Promitheus TVC rev 3 passive preamp
DACT CT-1 (volume control pot)

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #7 on: 4 Feb 2012, 06:31 pm »
Taken from our old BLOG (post was from 3 years ago):

Preamps and D/A:
MacIntosh tube pre-amp
Bel Canto pre-3
NAD C160 preamp
Jeff Rowland Capri
Bel Canto PRe3
Red Wine Isabella DAC/PRE
VAC Standard MKII preamp
Promitheus TVC rev 3 passive preamp
DACT CT-1 (volume control pot)

The BLOG address (other interesting stuff on there):
http://digitalamp.blogspot.com/

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #8 on: 10 Feb 2012, 05:12 pm »
Dodd Audio Battery PreAmp. 
This makes for a very musical combination.

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #9 on: 31 Dec 2015, 03:05 pm »
12-31-15

Still running my tube preamp with a Cherry Ultra with beautiful results. Preamp is the Audio Mirror T-61 using two 6N1P and one 6x4 tubes. Unit is hard wired with 15db of gain, and controls the Cherry amp just fine! I run Sonoran ICs ..... a 25ft run to amp with no problems into my VMPS ST/R speakers, no hiss here!

Cant wait to hear my DAC DAC TL in this system.
DW

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #10 on: 31 Dec 2015, 03:11 pm »
12-31-15

Still running my tube preamp with a Cherry Ultra with beautiful results. Preamp is the Audio Mirror T-61 using two 6N1P and one 6x4 tubes. Unit is hard wired with 15db of gain, and controls the Cherry amp just fine! I run Sonoran ICs ..... a 25ft run to amp with no problems into my VMPS ST/R speakers, no hiss here!

Cant wait to hear my DAC DAC TL in this system.
DW
Thanks, Doug!

I just realized the DAC DAC Kickstarter link is not in this thread, so here it is (less than 2 weeks left):
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378044010/dac-dac-ultra-high-performance-d-a-converter

Surprisingly, most backers selected the HS version of the DAC DAC.

Hoping you can provide a brief review of the TL version driving your Classic Cherry.  Almost all backers have Maraschinos.

Happy New Year!

-Tommy O

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #11 on: 31 Dec 2015, 07:57 pm »
Marantz 7702MKII Pre/Pro

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #12 on: 1 Jan 2016, 12:08 am »
Tortuga LDR3.V2 -Maraschinos - LS6  :thumb:

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #13 on: 1 Jan 2016, 04:29 pm »
Now using a CAT SL-1 Ultimate feeding 60V Maraschinos.

Happy to say the old VAC preamp is also feeding Maras pushing Maggie 1.7s in a friends system. Sounds unbelievably good.

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #14 on: 1 Jan 2016, 05:19 pm »
Now using Bent Audio passive pre >>DAC4800A>>>SP Tech Revalation speakers  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #15 on: 4 Jan 2016, 02:32 am »
I'm using a "demo" Cherry Jr with a Musical Fidelity A3.2CR preamp and a pair of Vandersteen 2CE Signature IIs." This combo produces an AMAZING sound!

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #16 on: 6 Jan 2016, 11:35 pm »
Dodd Audio Battery PreAmp. 
This makes for a very musical combination.
With a Classic Cherry Amp, Maraschino, or both?

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #17 on: 6 Jan 2016, 11:36 pm »
Now using Bent Audio passive pre >>DAC4800A>>>SP Tech Revalation speakers  :thumb: :thumb:
If you like the sound of the DAC4800A, you'll probably LOVE the Maraschino!  Thanks for your kind post.

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #18 on: 12 Jan 2016, 05:54 pm »
My buddy Rex is using Vinnie's LIO with his cherry amps. And I m using the IFI iTube with mine. We are both very satisfied. :thumb:

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Re: Preamps ---- Calling all DAC4800A and Cherry Amp owners !
« Reply #19 on: 13 Jan 2016, 05:28 pm »
I'm currently using an Anti-Mode Dual Core on an Astron power supply with the Maraschinos -- a simple set up that sounds great.  I'm looking forward to integrating the DAC DAC into this system, running open baffle subs with the Dual Core and GR Research Wedgies with the DAC DAC.