I have owned and very much liked a Supratek Syrah, but I prefer my current preamp, a Herron VTSP1A/166 even more. It is the quietest tubed preamp I've ever owned, with a wonderfully natural and organic sound. It has plenty of fine detail but it never shoves it in your face. Also the build quality seems top notch, one area where I had some concern with my Supratek. Though beautiful it seemed a bit fragile, especially the tube sockets. I'm sure I'll get flamed for my comments by the Supratek crowd, but remember I did like the preamp and I am entitled to my own opinion. Good luck!
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