I would appreciate some preamplifier
recommendations for the following system:
Oppo BDP 105
Behringer Ultradrive Pro DCX 2496 (electronic crossover)
Innersound Amplifier/Crossover MKII (powers subs)
Legacy ESL Amplifier (powers panels)
Innersound Eros Speakers (MKII panels)
I had been using an older Lexicon Preamplifier (CP-1) but it
is causing some noise in one of the channels. I removed the preamplifier and am
connecting the Oppo directly to the Behringer and using the Oppo as a volume
control. I am using DIY Canare Quadstar XLR cables between the Oppo, DCX, and
both amplifiers. I do have the recommended speaker cables for the panels. I am
happy with the sound but I have a turntable I would also like to use occasionally.
I am looking for a preamplifier that has at least one XLR, and
one RCA input, with both types of outputs. I plan on using the XLR but would like
to have the RCA out in case I change things in the future. Basically I need
switching and volume control for a reasonable price. This system was assembled on a budget. None of the individual pieces have cost over $1000. I am searching for, if possible, a used/new preamplifier
under $1000 that will enhance my listening experience.
I have little to no experience with tubes but I am open to
tube or solid state. I am concerned with heat and high tube maintenance. I have
done some searching through the forum and one user commented that the
Innersound preamplifier combined with Innersound speakers may be too much of a
good thing (too much detail).
Does anyone have experience with a similar setup? I
appreciate all recommendations.
Thanks in advance!