I ask again, has anyone heard the Tempo El.Preamp?


I have been hearing about it for five years, and it now seems to be available.
tbg
no.
My apologies for not answering the first time you asked.
Geez...
You must have missed Ed merchant review a couple days ago, I believe it was a modified Tempo. I'm also interested in this company, use many boutique parts.
Tbg, surely you know by asking this question you are opening yourself up to scrutiny?

Aren't you thoroughly satisfied with your other preamp, which has been the subject of a long thread?

Are you an audio masochist?

:)
Does it have doppler radar?

If not, I don't understand your interest.
Tvad, I ask because I had high expectations of it, given the designer.

You should know that I have no concern about some people's childish behavior. That is their problem.
Are you looking to replace the H-Cat? I thought you were very pleased with it; to the point of having heard nothing better in your years of being an audiophile?
Tvad, I am now a reviewer. I will soon be getting the Exemplar XP-2. Indeed, I have yet to hear anything close to the H-Cat, especially in its X8 form. I have had my Acapella LaCompanellas for some time now and always continue to look for better speakers.

Do you still have the same system you had two years ago?
Do you still have the same system you had two years ago?
Tbg (System | Threads | Answers)

That's not relevant to this thread.

This is about your question regarding a new preamp, particularly taken in context with this 5 1/2 year old thread which chronicles your progressively heightened enjoyment of the H-Cat preamp.

I'm really not trying to pick a battle here. I am intrigued by your interest in this new component based on your seemingly thorough satisfaction with your present preamp.
Tvad, I am equally curious why you would find my questions curious and do think my question is relevant. I have owned at least 30 line stages or preamps in 40 years involved in audio with probably three quarters of them tube units. I own probably 2000 vacuum tubes mainly as replacements of tubes in those units.

My interest in the Tempo has nothing to do with my satisfaction with the H-Cat. It is just the continuing quest for perfect reproduction. Certainly some 40 years ago when I got a ARC SP-3 preamp, I thought it was perfection, and I did have it for 5 years, only to get a SP-6A which was a piece of crap.

I cannot believe given the experiences of my many friends in audio, that you have the same system today that you had two years ago.
03-05-09: Tbg
My interest in the Tempo...is just the continuing quest for perfect reproduction.

Thanks for answering my question.
Tvad, your welcome, but why did you find this so curious? Certainly, you also are on such a quest.
Due to your ebullient enthusiasm over 5 1/2 years for the H-Cat preamp.
Tvad, I am now a reviewer.

Not singling out Tbg, but it strikes me that we are approaching the point where all audiophiles are reviewers. The whole industry is one big insider suckupathon.
but it strikes me that we are approaching the point where all audiophiles are reviewers. The whole industry is one big insider suckupathon.
Drubin (Threads | Answers)

It has struck me the number of audiophiles who only a few years ago began asking questions on Audiogon and are now dealers.

Sure makes it convenient to buy discounted gear.

High end audio is a bizarre, incestuous world, no question about it.
Drubin, I agree with you. I was approached to become a reviewer and ask why I would want to do that. Even though I told them I was somewhat toxic and would not review anything I didn't want to review, they still wanted me. One certainly gets a better reception these days than in the 1970s when I reviewed for Audio Horizons, a subscription rag. Then you were not warmly received. There was no advertising leverage then.

Tvad, "discounted gear," yes, but getting to hear something like the Tempo in your own system is a bigger factor.
a bizarre, incestuous world

Damn Grant, I thought that was somebody cute and non-related blow'n in my ear....
...getting to hear something like the Tempo in your own system is a bigger factor.
Tbg (System | Threads | Answers)
That's a bonus for sure.

However, being able to buy it at a discount is pretty nice, wouldn't you agree?

Of course it is.
Tbg, what is intended purpose of this thread?

It appears no one has hear the Tempo preamp, otherwise they'd have posted a comment.

Thus far, all we have learned is that you are now a reviewer, and that apparently you have the Tempo coming in for a review.

So, is the purpose of this thread to generate some reader curiosity, thereby drawing readers to your upcoming review?
Tvad,you always presume something and wrongly. I have none coming as they have not even responded to my inquiry. I do wonder if it is vaporware, as no one seems to even have heard of it.
I won't await your Temp El. review then.

Good luck with the quest.
>>03-05-09: Tbg
Even though I told them I was somewhat toxic and would not review anything I didn't want to review, they still wanted me.<<

Paris Hilton wasn't available?
I have heard from Tempo Electric. They have two review units out, and I will be on their list.
Thus far, all we have learned is that you are now a
reviewer, and that apparently you have the Tempo coming in for a review.
Tvad (Threads | Answers)

03-05-09: Tbg
Tvad,you always presume something and wrongly. I have none coming as they
have not even responded to my
inquiry.
03-11-09: Tbg
I have heard from Tempo Electric. They have two review units out, and I will be
on their list.

Apparently, I did not presume something wrongly. Your intention was to get a
Tempo Electric preamp into your system to do a review.

I must be Kreskin.
Tvad, I never said that I would not review other preamps. You assumed that it was because I was dissatisfied.

I expect the top Exemplar line stage very soon.
03-11-09: Tbg
Tvad, I never said that I would not review other
preamps.

So what? This thread is about the Tempo Electric preamp, and has been the
subject of all my questions to you except for how this thread relates to the
topic of your 5 1/2 year old H-Cat thread.

You assumed that it was because I was
dissatisfied.

No. I did not assume it was because you were dissatisfied. I asked if you
weren't thoroughly satisfied with the H-Cat, which seems to be a reasonable
question taken in context with your H-Cat thread, "Can any preamp be
better than the final H-Cat?".
03-04-09: Tvad
Aren't you thoroughly satisfied with your other preamp, which has been the
subject of a long thread?

There's a difference between asking if you are satisfied and assuming you are
not satisfied. Here, you are guilty precisely of what you accused me of,
namely presuming wrongly.

Today, you mention you have the Tempo Electric preamp coming in for a
review. Considering this, I'll ask again. What is the purpose of this thread?
It was to see if anyone had heard the Tempo, which has long been discussed on their webpage. I was beginning to think if did not exist. It presumably does.
I'll look forward to your review.