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Herron Audio VTPH-2A Question
Yes it would I use a Benz Micro Wood SL with a VPI Classic One Table. Keith will let you audition the VTPH-2 for like 30 days just have to pay shipping to and fro if you return it.Chuck 
Herron Audio VTPH-2A Question
I own the Herron and have not heard the Manley.  The Herron is very neutral sounding and accurate. I would not describe it as harsh or warm. I listen primarily to Classical and Female Jazz vocals. Also I use NOS Telefunkens in my VTPH-2 and felt i... 
Conrad Johnson--Best used Model
Been one my whole life ! 1) I moved away from cj separates to downsize to a Cary Integrated which was fine for awhile but I kept having issues with power tubes. I decided to try some Pass components and that is where I am today. Also speaker chang... 
Conrad Johnson--Best used Model
GO PACKERS! (Shareholder) From the cj older house sound the 17 and 16 are both very nice the 16 a bit more detailed. Experienced both pre-amps driving cj tube and ss amps.  I now use pass xa100.5's mated with a pass xp-20 and it is a very good mat... 
Do they make a quiet great sounding phono pre amp??
I also use the Herron VTPH-2 and I am very pleased with it; very quiet and resolute. 
Herron VTPH-2 12ax7 Recommendations?
Great Choice!  I use Telefunckens in my VTPH-2.Chuck  
SS Amp for Avalons
Pass XA series very nice indeed. 
Amp for Focal Electra 1008Be
Reno Hi-Fi offers a trial period just pay shipping to and fro if you don't keep the item .... 
Amp for Focal Electra 1008Be
Home Grown audio DNA interconnects and X-32 Speaker cables. Bad service form Pass?  They always respond very quickly to any of my questions although never needed them for service.Chuck  
Amp for Focal Electra 1008Be
I have the same speakers and they sound great with Pass amplifiers. I personally drive mine with a pair of xa100.5's along with a Pass Xp-20 pre-amp. They are not bright when driven with the proper electronics but can be if not.Chuck  
Herron VTPH-2
I had experience using NOS tubes in a tubed amplifier which greatly improved that particular amplifier. So I consulted with Keith and he recommended I try Telefunkens.Chuck  
Herron VTPH-2
I replaced the stock Ei tubes with NOS Telefunkens and felt they improved the unit with regards to inner detail and transparency. Excellent phono stage. Chuck  
Shopping for a preamp
The only comparison I made was with the ARC and with the Herron performing so close to this unit at basically a third of the price I didn’t need to look any further. Keith let me audition the unit in my home and it never went back. Looks like ther... 
Shopping for a preamp
The sonic character of the unit is such that it is very true to the music and the recording. Very nice frequency extension on both sides of the audio spectrum along with a nice detailed mid-range. A strong performer and very competitive with units... 
Shopping for a preamp
I have the Herron VTPH-2 and it is an excellent unit along with Keith providing great support. I have not heard the other units you mention. He usually offers a trial so you can listen to it in your system which is very important. I had a ARC refe...