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RE: Hybrid Preamps

As already mentioned, a good design using tubes, transistors or both is fine.

My own personal opinion, and we ALL know how much this is worth, is that a preamps function is to be invisible. A preamp should mainly buffer. Since newer sources seem to already put out 2 plus volts. And if need be amplify and then select a source.

But basically you should NOT be hearing a good preamp. However you should know when you don't have it hooked up. I'm using a CJ Classic 2Se. I like it A LOT!!!. One day I tried hooking up a few other preamps I had kicking around. Holy cow, once you use, and I wouldn't say listen to because again you shouldn't be hearing a good preamp, you really can't go back to a coloring preamp.

So basically good is good no matter what the design philosophy.

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