Singer runs them with Burmeister, but my guess is that the darTZeel would be hard to beat, especially given the efficiency of the Utopia Be line.
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I'm actually a dealer for dartzeel. I use it in my personal reference system. I never loved solid state. Most of my reference amplifiers were tubes. I owned the Tenor OTL's prior to the dart. The Tenor was an absolutely stunning performer. However, I was shocked when I heard the dartzeel. It simply sounded like music. It has the blackest quietest background, incredible resolution, transparency, and huge 3D stage with the best sense of focus, space and depth I ever heard. It also has stunningly natural tonality. It took the dart to make me a believer in transistors. And Herve (Mr dartzeel) is a real joy and truely cherishes his customers.
Thanks for the opions folks. I haven't updated my system reciently, as I have been making changes and didn't want to up date until those were done. The bel canto and the marantz are no longer, replaced by audio aero prestige, a wonderful player.
So I see a couple of votes for dart. How bout pass labs. no comparision to the dart? How about my current rowland 501's. Votes for sticking just with those.
I really enjoy your folks input. Cayton audio? Now theres a new one to explore.
The darTZeel is a very sophisticated preamp, but it has a lot of features that you would/may not use.
Its multiple inputs (6 per channel) and separate gain stages for each one, the three BNC darT outputs suitable for triamping, the MM/MC phono stage.
I enjoy the sound of this preamp, but would love to see darTZeel make a cheaper and less flexible model for those of us with just a single line-level source.
Metralla; Herve's next product will likely be an integrated amp; which would likely be something like what you suggest. i don't know any details; but i hope he can find a way to include battery power on the pre circut and use the same volume control circut.
hopefully this would get dart performance in the hands of lots more music lovers.
i have no idea on the time frame; only that it is being considered.