Which preamp?


I currently have a Cary SLP-05 with NOS tubes. I run Clayton M-300 amps (Class A SS). I listened to a K&K compared to my Cary and liked the K&K did. I'm now thinking of what else should I really consider. I would like to hear what all your thoughts are as I'm not in the audio capital of the country.

Here is what I've come up with:

Lamm
VAC Renaissance
Atma-sphere
Juicy Music
Conrad Johnson

I've read that the Juicy stuff is really amazing. I think often that there is a fear that something less expensive cannot sound as good as something MUCH more expensive. For me, I'm about the sound, not all about the looks...

Please don't hold back!

TIA
jtwrace
If you find a good price on a used Juicy Music Peach...buy it.

You won't regret it. You'll at least get a big grin on your face as you evaluate it in your system.

It won't fulfill your "reference" preamp dreams, but it'll be a lot of fun. And, maybe that's enough.

The Peach I owned was 95% of the Lamm LL2 Deluxe at a quarter of the price (used).
Two more for your consideration.Audio Horizons TP 2.1 and the "Dude" by TRL.Audio Horizon fans have a detailed thread on this forum.
Hi,

Are you only looking at tube based preamps? What don't you like about the SLP-05?

Thanks,
Alan
The Einstein, The Tube, is one of the best preamps that I have ever heard.

Jim
HELLO WHAT NOS TUBE'S ARE IN THE SLP-05
I like my Mapletree 4A SE.
I have the Pope Holland NOS tubes in now with a Mullard NOS recifier. I have MANY NOS tubes...