Sunfire Symphonic Reference series... any feedback?

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  1. JohMabe

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    I'm currently considering some pre-amplifiers, and I stumbled upon a Sunfire Symphonic Reference pre-amp for a cheap price in Brazil. My other choices are the Quad 99 preamo, the Adcom GFP-750, the Audio Research LS3, the Jeff Rowland Consonance and the Rotel RC-1090. I can't find none other preamp around here, so choice must be made among these. Which would you recommend, and why? I need some gain on output, as my power, Mccormack DNA 0.5 is only 100w.
     
  2. David Judah

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    I compared it with an Adcom pre around $1000. The Sunfire was warmer and fuller sounding than the Adcom which is decent in its own right, but was thin in comparison.

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    How about the Quad 99? Heard good things about it, just not sure if it can keep up with the rest.
     
  4. Dean Arizona

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    You may want to look at the B&K PT5. The unit has excellent specs (see B&K's website for details). I've seen it offered on-line for less than $700.00 (non-authorized dealers). The only exception I have with the unit is that it doesn't have separate, manually operated treble and bass controls located on the faceplate (which I believe the Sunfire P/P has).
    Let us know what decision you make. [​IMG]
     

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