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Tube CDP and SS pre

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nico, May 23, 2002.

  1. Nico

    Nico Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Guys,

    I am planning to get a tube CDP, and hook it up with an SS pre-amp. My question is would this setup work out well? Would the tube sound coming out be overridden by the pre? Or do I need to get tube pre instead? I would appreciate your help.

    All the best.

    Nico
     
  2. Saurav

    Saurav Cinematographer

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    No reason why it wouldn't work. Don't worry about SS sound overriding tube sound or vice versa.
     
  3. Martice

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    Welcome to the forum Nico. I used to run a Sonic Frontiers Line 1 tube preamp with a SS amp and loved it. I thought about using a tube CD player but I decided to go with the tube preamp instead because I wanted everything to come across on the warm side from CD to my Mini-disc player I used to own. If you haven't already, you can go to sites that seem to favor 2-channel or at least the audio aspect of home entertainment for a lot of tube preamp input or do a search for tubes on this site and you may find some input as well. However, I think it would be more information at the two links than on this site.
    Check these sites out:
    Audiogon Discussion board
    or
    Audio Asylum
    Good Luck
     
  4. Nico

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    Thanks for the reply. I was thinking to get a tube pre-amp (Sonic Frontiers is nice [​IMG]) but I am going to be using my system for double duty as far as Music/HT. With a good all-around pre (like maybe Outlaw's new pre), I don't have to switch back and forth between music/HT. My amp will be Odessey Stratos. The CD would likely be Norh CD-1/QDS-15 (risky buy).
    Can you guys recommend some good all-around (HT and music) pre under $2000 (besides outlaw)? What are some great tube CDP?
    Nico
     
  5. Martice

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    Here are a few tube CDplayers:
    http://www.amchome.com/index.php
    Here is a post from Audiogon with a similar request to yours:
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    Any good tube CD player under $1000 ???
    I am using Jolida amp, and Cabasse 4ohm skiff 302 !!
    Thanks
    by Mkchan40 on 04-29-02
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    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    Audionote players are superb!
    Meby 04-29-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    There should be a CJ tube cd player in that price range-my friend used to have one I believe it was a DV-1B or something like that(it was a while ago that he had it), but for the money it was a great player(he recently sold it for around a grand, so it would be worth looking into.
    ~Tim
    Tireguy 04-29-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    www.audiooutlet.com has a CJ dac on sale for 1200 (under "special promotions"). But you would need a transport. A nice unit.
    Tom
    no connection to the shop, just an occasional visitor
    Tacs 04-29-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    Take a look at the Anthem CD-1
    S7horton 04-29-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    The new Jolida tube upsampling cd player will soon be tested at the TNT website....they have it in house now so a review is to follow. I think it is selling around 900US...This may be interesting for you as you already have that brand in your system....
    Bluenose 04-30-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    I have been reading about players from Cayin and QDS(Norh OEM) for around $500 that are suppose to be wonderful. But I personally have never heard either one.
    Meby 05-12-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    I have the Cayin CDT-15A and I love it. [​IMG] $510 USD plus freight from China. The chinese factory also makes Audio Electronic Supply (AES) amps.
    Jayel
    Jarthel 05-13-02
    Good tube CD player beside AH & Heart ??
    Jarthel....have you had a chance to compare the Cayin CDT-15A to any other players yet? Just wondering what level it compares to or with? AES is "good stuff"...good listening
    Bluenose 05-14-02
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    I hope this has helped.
     

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