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RE: With a digital source, why preamps at all?

Thanks Eli

My situation is that I like easy classical listening and had to transition over to digital streaming for the following reasons.

1- When I was in NJ FM died. Now I'm living in Arizona it's a little different. Reception is the issue but my antenna days are over with this house.

2- I was in college for about 10 years and had to travel REAL light. So my stereo (Dynaco SCA-35 and A-25 speakers) and records all disappeared with the help of my brother-in-law. As well as having those years NOT building and tweaking out a system.

3- Through the late 80's and 90's I was SO excited when ebay started that I was trading stereos once a month and I didn't focus on what was really important in audio.

4- Now I use a Marantz NA7004 network streamer. It's pretty good and I do like the variety of classical music. I do realize that it all comes down to a good engineered recording. Without that it doesn't matter what you're using.

5- I'm trying to max my system to what I have and what I use it for. Not a fantasy of a system I don't have - or need.

Systems:
Summer
Sherwood S-5000 integrated amp - love that little thing

Winter/Spring/fall
CJ pre and Latino ST-70 - my favorite
CJ pre and Marantz 250M fully restored and upgraded - Wow!
CJ pre and NAD C275BEE just to break things up.

Source
Marantz NA7004 network streamer

Speakers
DIY Zaph Audio SR-71 with stereo subs

Room
Bedroom 12x12


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