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MM preamp opinions needed

Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews & Opinions' started by Head Tech, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Head Tech

    Head Tech New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm brand new here and just getting back into vinyl. I am running a technics sl 1200 mk2 with an ortofon 2m bronze into phono stage of my sansui rz9500 (at least 100w rms). I am debating purchasing a phono preamp. After watching and reading several reviews, I'm leaning toward the shiit mani or the Vincent pho-8. I chose these two for there reported open and wide sound stage and very quite background . Of course the Vincent is twice the price. Any thoughts on if its worth the price difference? Or big difference over sansui phone stage in amp? Sorry so long.
     

     

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  2. slimecity

    slimecity Super Member

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    I think that later model sansui is well-reviewed. Do some searches here to confirm it. I would doubt the phono stage in it is as good as the earlier sansuis but thats a total guess.
     
  3. Head Tech

    Head Tech New Member

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    Thanks slime.....much appreciated
     
  4. Head Tech

    Head Tech New Member

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    Hi Slimecity, I decided on the Schiit Mani phone preamp. I've heard it needs time to break in so to speak. I've been told when I had my crossovers recapped with film type caps that they needed time to break in and since those type caps are used in this preamp I guess that's the case. So far initial impression is deep tightened bass and instrument separation for what it's worth
     
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  5. david1111

    david1111 Active Member

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    Graham Slee Reflex M? Used?
    Quite amazing for the price.
    Just a thot.

    If you find it pricey, you can always add the seperate power supply, PSU1, later. But the PSU1 is definitely recommended.
     

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