Recommendation for 6 channel pre?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Amir, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. Amir

    Amir Agent

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    No bells and whistles required. Just a remote. I am looking for the best transparent sound. Used would be great. I do not need dplII, dts or digital processing. Just great analog! I will use my dvd/cd/sacd for the decoding. Thanks in advance.
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  2. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    Amir,

    There aren't that many options.

    However:
    McCormack Audio
    Bel Canto
    Accuphase

    All make analog 6-channel preamps.

    Sony used to make one, the TA-P9000ES (I think that was the part #).

    If you don't mind the industrial look, the EMM Labs Switchman-2 is about as transparent as they come. When last I spoke with Ed Meitner, they were working on a more consumer oriented piece than the Switchman.

    The Meitner preamp is used in many a high-end multi-channel demonstration, including Halcro.

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  3. Rachael B

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    Take a look around for a used Marantz AV9000. It's the Elitest Bastard's choice or was... [​IMG] It comes with a superb remote too.
     

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