Hopefully, the passives and actives you compaired, included a Placette. If not, you may want to avoid hearing one...
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Nice review Skyboy!! We use similar gear. I agree there's no turning bak now. In fact I find that now I have no interest in upgrading any more. Thanks to Nick...I'm finally off the merry go round..at least for the next couple of years! ;-)
I notice no loss of deep bass..I use a gainclone exclusively. My single drivers are capable of mid 20Hz response. If the recording has it,
talking about weight.. I can hear it and feel it coming through the walls in other rooms of the house. The TVC will not add any artificial weight to the music..you get what you put into it.
Welcome to the world of TVCs!!
anyone using it balanced? I just ordered the sam special (with XLR i/o) Nick states that it is indeed a full balanced design and is not taking the balanced into single ended. As it should be...transformers were MADE for balanced!! I looked at the spec for my SA11 it is a whopping 5 volts rms out on the XLR and 2.5 rms on the RCA's. I'm pretty sure this will be sufficient to get max volumes for me. I am concerned it will not be quiet enough though for late night listening.
I plan on using it fully balanced...
Any operational tips?
When I put some great tube or solid state preamps in $2,000-3,000 price range in my system, I just think "oh these preamps are great sounding". But when the Promitheus TVC is in my system ---> almost every 5 second my eyes and my mouth will be wide opened. It's just keep making stunning results with every cds or lps I've in my collection.