Quiet Tube Preamp Recommendations sub $1000
Desire Liquid, 3D Holographic, non-fatiguing/music draws you in sound, w/lots of PRAT. Not a total basshead.
Mainly listen to rock (alternative, classic, some metal...Police, Dire Straits, old U2, Chili Peppers, Beck, Cat Power etc)
Paired w/either a McCormack .05 Rev A or Monarchy SM70pro (both 100K input impedance)
Speakers Energy RC-10 (88db).. or Coincident Triumph (90db.. I think)...haven't given much thought to speakers yet.
Currently using a Monarchy M24 w/stock tubes (3.5K output impedance, 16db gain).
Sounds pretty good, just curious if I can lower the noise-floor.
Would a preamp/amp with a lower output/imput impedance be "quieter". I understand that all tube preamps hiss to a certain extent, but is it possible to "virtually" eliminate it?
Should I try new tubes? Suggestions?
Thanks in advance.