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I'm a tube convert...

I just finished assembling my new Vacuum Tube Audio SP14 preamp. Wow! This thing really really really sounds good. It definitely sounds better than my Pass Labs X1 control preamp. I'm truly impressed.

I ordered upgraded NOS Sylvania 6SN7 chrome-dome octal tubes and Mundorf silver-oil PIO output capacitors as well as a Khozmo remote volume control with digital display. Total cost for the kit was $1355. This is not a kit for beginners, but if you can assemble this preamp I think you would be hard pressed to find one that sounds as good for anything near its price. My Pass Labs X1 retailed for $5800 thirteen years ago and this SP14 is noticeably superior in sound quality. The SP14 sounds as good or better than any preamp I can remember hearing and I've been to 6 or 7 major audio shows. Anyway, I'm more than happy to say the least.


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Topic - I'm a tube convert... - John Elison 22:24:14 08/05/16 (94)

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