Which pre With a Monaco 845 clone?


I have a Monaco 845 clone very similar to the Larry Moore amps.

I also have Zu def 4 speakers with a Supratek Chardonnay, and I find even on the lowest gain stage it still only allows me to set the volume around 10 o'clock.

I am wanting more movement on the volume without my ears bleeding. So what pre amp would do that? I am also thinking a passive might work.

Any suggestions?

thanks, Scott
52tiger

52tiger Hi.
I have a customer that has similar De Havilland Aries 845 mono's and Newform Research NHB speakers and is doing a as we speak review with them using my passive. I will let you know when he's posted it.

Cheers George
I had a friends inexpensive passive and I tried it tonight. It has more detail and matches up quite well with my amp.

I looked inside and it's just a couple wires running from the input and output to the volume and selector.

It does have 3 but I only need to 1 for my Lampizator lite 7 and my phono pre.

This is the first amp that I have had that works so well with a passive before it lacked dynamics but with this amp they are there maybe not as much but it almost sounds more natural.

What's your website? Thanks, Scott

I can't PM you as your private here, but you can reach me via email in the second pic and the website at the bottom via this link, on DIY your own.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analog-line-level/80194-lightspeed-attenuator-new-passive-preamp.html

Cheers George
Vacuum state svp2. Has 2 different adjustable gain settings and a great phono stage. Sounds detailed while retaining loads of musicality.
Get the Lightspeed as George is right and I loved it with your exact amp. They cost under $400 new and get an upgraded power supply from Teradak for just $80. Heaven!
I have tried a LDR type passive as well as a Modsquad deluxe, and for some reason I feel like there is something missing?

I suppose I like the color a tube pre adds.