thanks for the suggestions guys,i will be trying these pre's very soon.
there wasnt anything wrong with the c2200 that i was running infact i loved that preamp & it is what i plan to hold all others against,i thought the tone controls were a little weak but overall its a fantastic preamp & if after i try some different pre's i havnt found one that is better i plan to go back to it,the c2200 was a fantastic preamp but i always felt there should be more.
i have often thought of going to a c45 or c46 but what im really looking for is somthing new,i love mac gear but at this point ive tried so much of it that i really want to explore other gear,even though mac has changed many things within their preamps they all have pretty much the same flavor & with the exception of the c2200 i was running none of the mac pre's ive tried have ever really grabed me & made me feel like'yeah this is it'.
when i first heard my speakers (xrt 22) i knew on the spot that they were the end of the line in speakers for me,they had everything i wanted & the way they sound still amazes me,the same thing has happened with my new amps,the way the mc1201's handle the xrt's is nothing short of amazing & thats what im looking for in a preamp.
nick & jaybo,its funny that you both mentioned accuphase as i have often wondered about them,there has always been something that has drawn me to that gear but for one reason or another i havnt got around to trying any out,ive also heard that accuphase is killer gear that works well with mac,i really like the idea of going with accuphase.
there have been several pre's recomended to me from trusted friends but none of them really drew me in,i know its a shallow reason but i feel that i must love the look of my gear as much as the sound & i love the accuphase look so hopefully it has the sound im looking for but i will be trying them out for sure.
btw nick,i think you already know how much i love the 1201's,im having a ball with them & i cant thank you enough for selling them to me,between the xrt 22's & the mc1201's i have solved 2 peices of the puzzle & in this hobby thats no small acomplishment,im going to start researching these preamps & accuphase is on the top of the list.
your new accuphase has got to be great to beat out the krell so soon & thats exactly what im looking for,a preamp where from the first day its in my rig i know its the one.