Hi to Everyone !
It has taken me a while to accept the evidence
but after having purchased an FX Audio TUBE-01 a put it between the dac and my solid state integrated amp i have to say that the sound really changes ... and for the better
With this cheap preamp between my Cambridge Audio Dac Magic 100 and the amp the sound has more space and i like also the overall tone. The sound stays clear by the way ... no haze or apparent distortion.
Problem is that i also get noise. I think it must be a ground loop or similar even if it is high Hz sound not 50-60Hz hum ...
So i have some questions.1) do any of you have direct experience of this preamp ? what is your opinion of it ?
2) any suggestion about how could i eliminate that noise ? i am using a cheap 12V smps to power it
3) what would be a sensible step up ? as i said above i like the added sense of space and the overall tone with voice.
I would like to add that i have tried different integrateds downstream the fx audio all solid state, some very cheap and other more expensive, nevertheless all benefits from its insertion in the audio chain.
It seems to have a kind of magic touch that i cannot explain.
Usually i put the integrated volume to max and control the overall volume with the Fx Audio ...
Thanks a lot
Kind regards, gino