I just listened to the Muddy Waters song and just love it.
Rearranged the connections on my system and now am feeding a solid state phono stage into my tube preamp and taking the outputs into a solid state headphone amplifier and just love the sound.
So, evidently, the unbuffered tape-out to the headphone amplifier does not compare favorably to just running the output to a headphone amplifier and having two volume controls to deal with.
Just wondering what you guys think about this? Are there tube preamplifiers that buffer the tape outs effectively? Seems to me that having a separate solid state headphone is an upgrade to what is offered in most tube preamplifiers, no? Do integrated tube amplifiers take the headphone signal from the pre-amp stage or from the amplifier stage?
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Topic - What it is she got? - jedrider 09:18:56 08/05/17 (4)