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RE: Do tube preamps add or take away dynamics

With Eli's comments in mind, there are lots of different approaches to preamp design. Some preamps do the bare minimum to avoid the downsides of purely passive controls, while vintage preamps frequently had lots of switching options in the signal path (tape monitor controls, etc...), each of which became a point at which the signal could be degraded. Tone controls and their implementation are places where things can go wrong, but it's a judgment call.

I recently dealt with a McIntosh integrated amp, and its preamp section had lots of features that it would never occur to me to use.


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