Mark Levinson 380S or 320S ?


Hi, I have the oportunity to buy a Mark Levinson Preamplifier used. Both, the 380s and the 320s are mint and price is similar, but I can´t compare them.
Could you compare both ? I red many reviews and opinions about the 380s but nothing about the 320s.
I will apreciate your suggest and recomendations.
Thanks
elduende14
320S hands down.
2nd the 320S.... newer design with nicer boards & improved sonics for sure.
I am going against the flow BUT do consider the current Classe pre-amps, CP-500 and CP-700. Having owned both the 380S and 320S, my conclusions are the 380s is very dark (dulls the musicality) while the 320S (IMO) lacked solidity and heft in the bass notes (maybe on purpose?). In terms of value, the CP-500 easily bests the 380S while the CP-700 is the pinnacle in pre-amps from mainstream HI-END manufacturers (exotics are excluded). My reference is actually a Theta CB3 with Extreme D-2 DACs (for digital) and pure analog pass through for non-digital sources.
I'm not quite sure what unit you listened to but if you think the 320S was lacking on the low end, you need to reexamine your system because you have problems elsewhere.
For the same price, without doubt the 320s.
I newer and for me better design and perfomance.