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In Reply to: RE: Love CJ sound, hate lack of remote posted by airtime on May 19, 2017 at 07:11:04
"If you love the CJ sound you will NOT be happy with something else."
That is pretty much my sentiment. They have a specific signature, at least the one's I'm familiar with. I myself would put the dough into another/better CJ that HAS a remote.
You're talking about "a lotta dough".
I did have that option about a year ago. But economic sensibility regained control of my audio fever.
My DIY control does fill that need for a remote. But wow, those remote preamps just look wonderful.
I have a vintage CJ PV9a that has been extensively upgraded, no remote but a really great phono stage. I just love this thing and I have had a few preamps over the years. The upgrades brought this unit into the 21st century. I don't mind getting up to adjust the volume on occasion, no big deal. I've never owned a preamp with a remote. No sense in spoiling myself now and besides I look at it much the same way I do with listening to vinyl, keeps it from being a totally passive hobby.
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