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In Reply to: RE: C-J CAV45 or PrimaLuna Prologue Premium posted by Valve36 on May 04, 2017 at 12:51:28
Thanks for the feedback everybody. I've decided to go with the CAV45 control amp.
Nice! I've always wanted a used CAV50, but the lack of remote woulld be hard for me.
I recently bought a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, which I love, but there's something magical to me about CJ gear, and I bet those EL34s will be perfect in that amp.
"If you are the owner of a new stereophonic system, this record will play with even more brilliant true-to-life fidelity. In short, you can purchase this record with no fear of its becoming obsolete in the future."
If you want the plans to a remote add on let me know.
I use a Gold Point 25k stepped attenuator with a Bent Audio remote motor and IR board. The attenuator is about $150 and the remote board is about $120. Got a black plastic box from Radio Shack and it sits between source and preamp. Works great with my CJ preamp.
BTW I love my CJ. They make some wonderful stuff. Their motto "it just sounds right" really does sum up a review of their gear.
I'm kind of excited about its arrival. Over the years, I really enjoyed my previous C-J preamps: a PV4 and then a 10A.
Don't forget to pickup an aftermarket remote control for your CJ. Enjoy! ;-)
That's a great pic. I almost fell out of my chair - :)
But if you think about it - not actually a bad bloody idea!
LOL re:,the picture of the "remote"
That's cold Abe!
Only kidding. I built a stepped attenuator with remote that goes between the preamp and source.
Sounds like a good idea. I wonder if one would set the Volume pot to maximum on the CAV-45 as it uses a passive input. An outboard remote controlled attenuator might work nicely with the CAV-45.
I'm using the GoldPoint 25k stepped attenutor with a Bent Audio remote kit adaptor. IMHO it has no effect on the music. I've tried it a dozen times with and without - and no difference.
I set the stereo to just a tad over normal listening level. Then I have the attenuator at almost full. I'm using the attenuator for basically small level changes between stations and some tunes I like.
It's working out very well.
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