Tempest with Symphonic circuit board

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Tempest with Symphonic circuit board
« on: 6 Oct 2019, 03:02 pm »
Has the Tempest preamp always been built around the Symphonic line circuit board or has that been a later upgrade?  I am considering a used Tempest to go with my Khartago extreme and curious at what point in the Tempest evolution is a good point to buy in.  The other option is to send to Klaus for upgrades.  For general info, I run Thiel 3.5s listening to jazz and classical.
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Re: Tempest with Symphonic circuit board
« Reply #1 on: 14 Oct 2019, 10:56 am »
We made a couple hundred Tempest boards ourselves until about 2007 or 2008 as a standard model with the SL board being an upgrade,  but we discontinued  them simply because we had some internal hum issue...SL  uses some proprietary parts that don't exhibit this issue,  obviously,  (plus it's frickin' awesome as it is indeed  the 7 K pre matching the Stratos and Khartago) so we just make the one all - out model now....with the German my-metal tranny it's $ 2400.  all in ......