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02-17-2008, 09:31 AM
I do not know which is better quality to run on my system. I have never built a decent system before. I have a toshiba 335 mk2 preamp or a hafler 110 preamp going to a equalizer then a mcintosh 225 poweramp and then klipsch heresy speakers. which preamp is better.

02-17-2008, 10:54 AM
You don't mention price differences or what sort of shape they're in, but if it's me and all other things are equal, I am on that Hafler like a shot. The 101 and the 110 are very highly thought of.

Mr Peabody
02-17-2008, 11:43 AM
I agree, from the 2 the Hafler would be the best. If I had a Mac power amp though I'd be hunting on Audiogon for something even better, like maybe a comparable Mac or a Conrad Johnson.

What sources do you have?

02-17-2008, 12:14 PM
both preamps were free and both in perfect shape

02-17-2008, 12:59 PM
Hard to beat the price on that.

Mr Peabody
02-17-2008, 02:52 PM
Although it would be hard to improve on the price you could still improve on quality. The Hafler will be adequate but with an amp like Mac it would be a shame not to some day realize it's potential.

02-18-2008, 12:12 PM
thanks for the input. i am new to this so i do not know much. i am comming from a marantz 7200 goldentuner am/fm reciever to the system i am trying to build. i have little knowledge and budget so i am tring to get the most with what i can find. i am searching for a piece at a time as my budget allows,i do need help with the info as you see. thanks

02-18-2008, 01:11 PM
use the Hafler for now, but I'd get something better in the long term. The Mac amp deserves better than that...

Keep them spinning,