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Offline Jack in Wilmington

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New Phono Pre On Order
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:27:28 PM »
I've sunk a lot of money and time into my analog rig lately, so I decided to complete the puzzle by upgrading my phono pre. I've decided on the Sutherland Engineering "Insight" to take the place of my existing phono pre. Jim at HiFi Heaven has made me a nice offer and given me a fair trade-in on my old one. Now I have to move some things around to accommodate the Insight.

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Re: New Phono Pre On Order
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 01:48:36 PM »
Hey Jack
Congrats on your upgrade. What was your old preamp? Did you compare them before deciding?
What did you like better about the Sutherland?
They made a battery powered model, iirc?
Thanks

Offline Jack in Wilmington

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Re: New Phono Pre On Order
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 03:18:17 PM »
Hey Jack
Congrats on your upgrade. What was your old preamp? Did you compare them before deciding?
What did you like better about the Sutherland?
They made a battery powered model, iirc?
Thanks


I'm using a Pro-Ject Phono Box SE II that I've had through my last two (Music Hall MMF 2.2 and 5.1) turntables. I bought this on reputation alone, but I also have 30 day trial period. I was interested in the Musical Surroundings Nova II which is a battery unit.

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Re: New Phono Pre On Order
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 10:33:36 AM »
Jack hope the Sutherland works out for you. The Musical Surround is VG as well. My favorite SS phono is Klyne. For tubed Lamm. Enjoy !!
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Re: New Phono Pre On Order
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 06:50:24 PM »
Today I received my Sutherland "Insight" phono preamp. It's found its place in the rack and sounding great. There's a definite warmth with this one. Made the hair on the back of my neck and the cat's tail stand on end.


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Re: New Phono Pre On Order
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 02:46:32 PM »
  Great ! Nothing like the goosebumps. ENJOY!!!


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