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Offline mresseguie

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Re: Do We Need Linestages ????
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 04:11:07 AM »
Both of my tube preamps make my music sound more pleasant. I prefer to have a preamp over having a DAC/pre combo.
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Re: Do We Need Linestages ????
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2019, 11:12:46 AM »
Both of my tube preamps make my music sound more pleasant. I prefer to have a preamp over having a DAC/pre combo.


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Re: Do We Need Linestages ????
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 08:31:08 PM »
The amps I use require 2 volts and sound even better with 4-8volts. Everything from dynamics, density, and imaging are just better. So I would think it really depends on your amp to determine if linestages are "needed".
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Re: Do We Need Linestages ????
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 09:58:59 PM »
It has been my experience that both voltage output of > 3v is essential along with adequate drive current.

Some years ago I listened to my passive driven by a Cary 306 and also a preamp with a lot of current at the same voltage.  The pre was decisively betterin terms of PRAT.

A big part of what makes it all work are output and input impedance IME.
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