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In Reply to: Schiit Passive posted by Bill the K on April 18, 2017 at 21:36:58:
Passives are always something you have to try out. The vintage Kenwood power amps were a real under the radar amp and great sounding.
However! most vintage amps don't seem to like running a passive. They do need the buffering of a preamp.
I WOULD TRY it and see how it sounds before investing in a passive. Go to Radioshack, if possible?? and buy a simple 100k volume pot and a few cheap interconnects (cut off the RCA connector and wire it directly to the volume pot) and build a cheap test passive to try it out.
If it works I would buy a Goldpoint attenuator and get a simple black box from Radioshack (or Mouser if no Radioshacks).
If you need a preamp the NAD does have a very nice preamp section. I believe the tone controls can be switched out if needed. I've used my NAD C326BEE preamp for many projects with great success.
PS post a picture of the Kenwood or at least the model. Also the Kenwood may be in need of a recap. But it IS WORTH IT.
Addendum: If the Shiit has a buffer in it then it's good to go.
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Topic - Schiit Passive - Bill the K 21:36:58 04/18/17 (9)
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