I am currently using a First Sound Presence Deluxe 4.0 MKII with Paramount upgrade with my Snappers and the extended detail and dynamics are startling. When I first put it in my system I would often get up to turn the volume up on familiar recordings only to be driven back to my seat by the new-found dynamic range. Emmanuel Go of First Sound is a great guy to talk to and I am sure that he can tell you the sonic improvements you should enjoy and why? I was using an Audio Tekne IT-1 with good success prior to the First Sound. This past weekend I heard the new rendition of the Manley 300B pre-amp with the Snappers and it was magical. The previous 300B was way too sweet, but this new version is a killer, the guys at the shop were fighting over who got to use it on the weekend and the Manley sales dude said he HAD to buy one. Anyway therere some options that I've tried.
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