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    hello from canary islands

    Hello every body. I am looking for your knowledge.

    I'm looking for a tube pre-amp wich fits with mcintosh mc275 and b&w 804s. Mainly to play vinyl.

    my budget (you say it this way right?) is...2500

    I have think about mcintosh c22 but the new ones are to expensive for me, and I dont want to get an old one because here on the islands is not easy to repair anything

    any idea???

    Saludos

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    Hola!
    Welcome to the forum. I can't help you but I'm sure someone here will

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    My personal fave, which I am aspiring to is the Audio Research Co. (ARC) SP9 MK II or MK III. These are a fantastic tube hybrid which have a wonderful stage for vinyl. The gain is adjustable, although this must be done by adjusting capacitance yourself.


    Another nice option would be this Shengya CV -15 matched with the right phono stage. The Shengya is approx. $900.


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    Welcome to AR elcharly. Since I own one I have to go with PC's recommendation of an ARC SP-9. They are only available used and the current price is around $800 USD. The ones with remote or black face are relatively rare and usually slightly more expensive. I've been quite happy with mine for the last 15 years or so. I would trade up to an SP-10 if I could.
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    Pops, that Shengya is a copy of the Vincent Audio SA-T1 which is also made in china. The Vincent sells for $1800.

    http://www.wsdistributing.com/pages/SA-T1.html

    http://www.pacificvalve.us/ShengYaCV15.html

    Compare the spec's, exactly the same for $800.

    This one might be worth a look-

    http://www.pacificvalve.us/MingDAMC7R.html

    http://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/t.mpl?f=tubes&m=167284
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    Vinyl Fundamentalist Forums Moderator poppachubby's Avatar
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    Nice work raven. That Shengya would be my next pick after the ARC, lovely unit. I'm sure Rich would know more about it, he's probably lived with one.

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    hello every body.

    Thank you very much for helping me with this hard decision. I will keep an eye on the equipment you sugest.

    Thanks again

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