Anybody remember Amber Electronics? I have some
My analog rig is powered by an '80s-era (I think--could be '90s) Amber stack--a Model 17 preamp w/built-in MM and MC phono stages and Series 70 power amp. It's very musical and listenable, but manages to be very neutral.
It's getting a bit long in the tooth, and I can't help thinking that the gear today is faster and cleaner. Of course, maybe I should just get the Amber freshened up.
I have a Hafler 915 J-Fet preamp (the last home preamp they made--it was their assault on the high end) sitting around, and I was wondering if I'd get more speed and clarity with a Cambridge 640P feeding the Hafler. I also have a VSP Labs Straightwire preamp (I'd use it instead of the Amber, but one channel's out in the phono section) that I could use as the line level pre. It's also wicked fast as well as being neutral yet musical.
Thoughts? Opinions? Feelings?