Stereo Preamp with optical input

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  1. Jason Caudill

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    Is there such thing? Thanks, Jason
     
  2. Rob Rodier

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    B&K maybe?


    -rob
     
  3. Ted Kim

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    The following preamps all take digital inputs.

    B&K PT3
    NAD 1600 (think that's the model number, it may be discontinued).

    At the high end the
    TACT makes a digital room correction EQ that can serve as a preamp.

    If you have only digital sources, there are a number of DAC's that have a built in volume control and can double as a preamp. See e.g. Monarchy, pro DACs made by Benchmark, and lots of others which escape me at the moment.
     
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    Why do you ask? An out-board DAC or a better source component might be better for 2 channel reproduction.
     
  5. Mike_Ch

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    Tag McLaren make a high-end stereo preamp that can be optioned with onboard dacs.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  6. Jason Caudill

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    I am looking for this feature because I am crazy about my new Audiotron. I dont trust its analog outssince it is a piece of computer equipment, but since it has an optical out I can avoid them for now. I want to seperate my ht gear and my music gear and I was trying to find some kind of preamp (or receiver) that would do what I am looking for. Thanks for the replies I will check into them. Jason
     
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    Jason,

    What price range are you looking at?

    Mike
     
  8. Jason Caudill

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    Mike,
    At this point I was looking to see if it was even an option. If it was an option but not in the price range, I am looking at using my receiver's zone 2 operation. So to answer your question I am looking at all the options regardless of price range. I am thinking that I want to spend no more than $3000 for the preamp & amp/integrated amp or whatever I end up with. Jason
     
  9. Mark C Sherman

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    The TAG McLaren DPA32R has the option that you are looking for.
     

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