Need pre-amplifier suggestion to compliment my system...

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by JohMabe, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 28, 2003
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    Just bought the Mccormack DNA 0.5, after ALOT of research. Thank you all who helped me choose.
    Anyway, my second step on the upgrade now will be to buy a pre-amplifier. I have some cheap options available, but I want something that will make me satisfied for years to come, so research, again is necessary.

    My "easy" options are:

    Mccormack TLC-1 ($500) - Same brand, some say it'd be a good match, some say it's passive and has got no personality. I heard it myself and liked it, but no pre-outs, meaning I'd not be able to plug my Rel Strata II subwoofer in it. No remote either.

    Carver C-4000 ($200) - Legendary choice, don't know much about it, except it's a classic.

    QED Vector Reference ($600) - Another passive unit, at least this one gives me a remote.

    Basically I need something that will make my sound better, or at least not change it. And then some pre-outs would be good, Remote is a plus only. Price tag can't surpass $900, and territorial limitations should be respected, as I live in Brazil and cannot get certain brands.

    Any of you has a suggestion?
  2. Scott_N

    Scott_N Second Unit

    Jan 22, 2003
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    Buy the McCormack and use the high pass Neutrik hookup on the REL sub.

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