Preamp ideas?

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GeneS

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Preamp ideas?
« on: 26 Mar 2021, 01:51 pm »
I’m looking for a very inexpensive preamp to hold me over until my “real” preamp is done being built. I was going to get the Schiit SYS, but they are on back order until 5/2 (and that’s no guarantee).
I’m drawing a blank on any other brands or options that might fit the bill. I don’t need any more than 2 or 3 analog inputs.
Like I said, this is just to get me through.
Thanks in advance.

pinkfloyd4ever

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« Reply #1 on: 26 Mar 2021, 04:38 pm »

jmc207

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« Reply #3 on: 26 Mar 2021, 11:21 pm »
Topping L30 only 1 input though, Don't buy 2nd hand off ebay as it could be an issue (pre serial No.2012 had problems)

Cheap and cheerful pre amp.

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #4 on: 26 Mar 2021, 11:38 pm »
The Maverick Audio D1 for $200.  I have one that I would let  go for $100 in very good condition and little use.  You would have to pay for shipping from MN. The Op amps were upgraded to 0627's.  You can use it as a DAC, Preamp or both.

https://www.mav-audio.com/base/product/d1p

I can't remember if mine is the plus version or not.

Delta77

Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #5 on: 27 Mar 2021, 12:02 am »
Pardon me for asking, GeneS
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What preamp are you waiting on..?

Burt..

GeneS

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Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #6 on: 27 Mar 2021, 12:56 am »
First, thank you all for your ideas and input (no pun intended). I knew this group would come through! :thumb:
Obviously, I could get by with one input. It would mean changing it every time I change my source. Not ideal, but *possible*.
Hard to compete with a $49 Schiit component that will do what I want for a finite period of time and then be relegated to the “where did I put that” pile.  :scratch:
@Delta77 an Odyssey Candela, soon to be ordered.

charmerci

Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #7 on: 27 Mar 2021, 01:07 am »
The Maverick Audio D1 for $200.  I have one that I would let  go for $100 in very good condition and little use.  You would have to pay for shipping from MN. The Op amps were upgraded to 0627's.  You can use it as a DAC, Preamp or both.

https://www.mav-audio.com/base/product/d1p

I can't remember if mine is the plus version or not.


Hey, if Gene is going to pass on your deal..... Though I want to make sure that it has the 110/220V switch on it.


PM me.

GeneS

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Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #8 on: 27 Mar 2021, 01:13 am »
I yield the offer and the remainder of my minutes to the gentleman from Moab, Utah.
(You guys have a great race out there....Moab 240).

charmerci

Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #9 on: 27 Mar 2021, 01:43 am »
I yield the offer and the remainder of my minutes to the gentleman from Moab, Utah.
(You guys have a great race out there....Moab 240).


Thanks. They even have shorter ones like 150 and at least a couple of 100's. But I think I'll have to pass.  8)

ketchup

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Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #10 on: 27 Mar 2021, 02:42 am »
Why not just buy something you always wanted to try used and sell it later?  If you do it right, you won't lose anything.

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #11 on: 27 Mar 2021, 02:51 am »

Hey, if Gene is going to pass on your deal..... Though I want to make sure that it has the 110/220V switch on it.


PM me.

Yes it does, PM sent.

Larry

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Re: Preamp ideas?
« Reply #12 on: 27 Mar 2021, 02:56 am »
You can have someone build a Pass designed Amp Camp Preamp for you or build it yourself:

https://diyaudiostore.com/collections/newest-releases/products/acp-amp-camp-pre-amp?variant=31783672152137

Definitely cheap and cheerful. Doubles as a headamp.

Best,
Anand.