I like the combination of my SF Line3 with the eVo.
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KR4 & Shamburg...
Im sure this pertains to Dmason's question also.
I know it will would be pretty cheap to buy a used
tubed pre and try it out but im intrested to hear
By putting tubes in front of the EVO/S did you lose anything as far as detail, speed...ect. The analogy im thinking would be like putting a 50 lb sand bag on the back of the finest tuned athlete... for instance a Barry Sanders if you havent seen him run(im sure you have) he's the perfect balance of quickness, speed, peripheral vision, dynamic power and grace. Stop and start on a dime and give you change back.. cha-ching!
I would say that is exactly how i would describe my EVO6.
Would one lose any of that?
Good question. Personally, I've always favored tubed pre-amps for what they deliver in terms of spatiality and bloom. Coupled with a detailed, fast, and muscular amplifier like the eVosand you get sounds that's detailed and smooth with being etched.
But: I've heard the Bel Canto PRE (which is solid state) makes a great match with the eVos.
Thanks to all for your input; I have auditioned several high quality tube pre's, and as mentioned above, the added dynamics to a fast, agile amp is really the best of both worlds, in my opinion. I think it is well worth the effort, and further, i think that tube preæs might actually work best with digital amps. Dan
I own the Spectron Musician 1 amp and have just found
the magic tube pre amp. It's not even known yet as
far as I know, but it is a Eastern Electric Mini Max.
It can be found at Galen Carol Audio, but sure who else
carries it at this time.
It sounds so dang good, I now have to live without a remote
which I would not believe I could ever do, but I guess
I have to get used to it now. I do not want to sacrifice
the magic I have now found.