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I also vote for buffer

My active Mark Levinson designed preamp broke down, I moved to a backup and it broke down... this kind of forced me to build a project that was sitting on my bench for years, which is a preamp with different buffers in it that I can switch between.

I must say, I do not miss the active preamps. I have used a purely passive preamp before, but felt like there was some kind of loss there (I will admit, it was just a sub $100 "high end" volume pot and not some awesome DACT or Shallco ladder). I feel like the buffers open up the soundstage more than my active did and tend to not colorize the audio.

I am using a boozhound labs, a pass B1, and a tubecad buffer. I end up leaving it on the tubecad.

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  • I also vote for buffer - triode3 04:10:17 03/13/21 (1)


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