I have a nad 1240 twice modded preamp that has such a lovely graceful soft fuzzy but colorful detailed attack and decay, with a huge bass floor I love.
WITH ZERO LISTENERS FATIGUE But I think either the new smart meter they just put in is wrecking it
, or the caps are going,
cause the bass is getting rubbery at odd times, and by the way....this "At odd times thing" is a whole new phenomena to me. i have never heard bad caps come and go
When i use the marantz 6005 cd player, it takes a good 90 mins to warm, I use the rotel 1072 it warms faster.
power amp is a high end 1 bit analog driven D amp, That from AS to stereophile has raved about tight bass, detects the difference from a mp3 from wav in a heart beat.
I love the house sound of JeffRowland and marantz, soft "Carmel HEAVEN" to my ears.
Rowland prices beyond my Gypsy life style, I am frigging hard put to part with the NAD.
So then as I put other laying around the house pre amps in to make sure and test the rubber bass thing is just the nad
I look out on the net and find this thing ---
So I look in side the thing and see-
INSIDE THE THING
I also note a class AAA stitch job to the rca's
THE RCA STITCH JOB ALL OFC
after a ebay review that says 5000 people adore them, they say this is the same as a 1240 nad after you break it in, except as you can see in photo they have already done a lot i paid to have done to mine like have the head phone circuit removed, trioid trans,,etc.
they have a 2040 model too you can see here below that looks exactly like the 1240 pre they sell (Almost) https://www.ebay.com/p/NAD-3020-2-Channel-Integrated-Amplifier/110958973?iid=263047252415
(do i see user bias heat adjustments on the out puts there to warm the sound ????)
they also say they will just sell you the 1240 nad board.
then I note they are making all kinds of other companys out of patent stuff.
BACK ON SUBJECT Question-
in keeping with cheep and cheerful rules does anyone know of used warm and fuzzy colorful 500.00 pre amps
KEEPING IN MIND a nice bass less. everything sounding one octave higher then it was recorded squeaky clean sound is about the same to me and many of us
as making love to a store window manikin
just pulled from a deep freezer .
Also if this thing above sounds as good as it looks for only $180.00 free shipping, Harry Pearson is gonna be out of a job. I have seen fools spend ten times as much on less.
PS you researchers out there, this company shows up in very strange places on the net. good luck