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There were a few posts a few years ago from Mike Samra

Whatever he did to the SP-3 he had, he seemed to really like it, if memory serves me.

I loved knowing I owned "The state of the art" preamp, according to Absolute Sound, back in 1976. But about fourteen years later, I learned to to a few simple mods to a Dynaco PAS, and it outclassed my SP-3, which actually disappointed me in some ways. I thought I owned this methodologically great preamp, and a "lowly" modded PAS was now beating it. Go figure.

My SP-3 is still stock, other than the power supply caps, which went out on me nearly thirty years ago. I'm sure modding it could improve it, but given that it's moving into "Classic" territory, I'd probably get more money for it being stock. And If I'm not going to use it, I should get it in the hands of someone who would enjoy it.

I'll be happy to post my impressions of it, once I take it out of mothballs and Variac some life back into it.


"Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be. 'Cause now I'm an amputee" J. Lennon


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