Hi, just signed up here. I was searching the web for possible preamp-choices for my needs and stumbled over Tortuga, which I hadn't known before. I think the company is fairly unknown in Germany, so that probably explains why.
After reading some articles on the website and of course also here, I'm quite impressed by the way this company presents itself. Very transparent explanations, even technical, "internal" stuff is disclosed without hesitation, no secrets, no voodoo, no obscure/esoteric stuff involved, great! Also, from reading on this forum, Morton seems like a very open guy with the correct attitude. I like that, so I'm seriously considering getting one of these preamps in the future. Oh, and the products themselves also earn nothing but praise, but to be fair, I've never heard any.
Anyway, enough praise, I've got a question.
You know, for me the feature list of the LDR3.V2 is spot on and seems to satisfy everything I could ever want/need in a preamp, would it not be for one thing: The distinction between a balanced and unbalanced version. I have sources, or might have in the future, which have balanced outpus, whereas others are strictly single-ended. It's just not practical to have a preamp limiting one to either unbalanced _or_ balanced. We need both.
The question is, how are you planning it for the V3?
Apparently the V3 is more modular in design, so maybe it would be possible to generally offer customers the option to choose how many XLR and RCA in-/outputs they want? For inputs this choice would be more important, outputs could be fixed at maybe one pair of RCAs and one pair XLR, if too complicated otherwise. Maybe it could even be combined somehow? I mean user-switchable outputs, where 4 RCA's could be combined into 2 XLR... (so you go from 2 stereo-outputs to only 1 in this example)
I think it would be really nice and the correct step to improve flexibility. After all, flexibility plays a very important part in choosing preamps, at least for me it does. Heaven knows what new devices I'm going to get myself in the coming years, so I need the flexibility in connections. I'm curious what others think?