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Preamp for Classe amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by D*red, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. D*red

    D*red New User

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    I have a turntable going through an old Adcom preamp / amp combo going to B&W 805s speakers in a pretty small space.

    I also have a Pro Ject Tube Box DS phono imager and and a Classe CAV 150.

    Looking at getting a different pre-amp to put between teh Pro-Ject and Classe. Trying to stay sub 1000 and ok with used. Any ideas?
     
  2. Glen B2

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    Which model "old" Adcom preamp do you have ? If you are willing to remain with Classé, you may find one of the models listed below with Bluebook prices a good match. The Phase LInear 3000 Series 2 is also an excellent sounding preamp I have had in my collection of vintage gear, and will recommend. The image below is my own, submitted to the site HiFi Engine.

    DR-5 / Model 5 - $627 / $636

    DR/6 / Model 6 - $1,030 / $999

    CP-45 - $749

    CP-47.5 - $1,100

    CP-50 - $1,073

    Phase Linear 3000-II:

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  3. D*red

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    Thanks. Phase Linear was a Carver project right? Will check into these, really appreciate the advise.
     
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    Earlier Phase Linear gear was desiged by Bob Carver. He left the company in 1977 to form Carver Corp. Phase Linear was sold to Pioneer Electronics in 1979.
     

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