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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    Where are you located?

    Sometimes you can find some gear with the holiday price still in effect or a dealer with a gently demoed piece as good as new.
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    The new MZ2 units have optional remote control and better external power supplies available. They are simply outstanding. RCA only but the performance is beyond reproach. Frankly, I’d buy the MZ2 and save up for a killer amp, possibly tubes if you are inclined.

    In fact I know someone using the MZ with a CJ ARTsa and is blown away with the combo. That would be world class performance on your speakers.
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    Coming from someone who owns the luxman, I guess the MZ2 is a great buy. I am located in california, so maybe there are some ps audio dealers near, I have to check. But from what you describe, the MZ2 can compete with the best preamps out there right now. I heard great things about it a few years ago, now I will definitely try it. If it matches well with my classe monos then great. If not, I will be shopping for a really good solid state amp that can really make my Guarneri evos sing. Thanks for the advice!!!


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    The new MZ2 units have optional remote control and better external power supplies available. They are simply outstanding. RCA only but the performance is beyond reproach. Frankly, I’d buy the MZ2 and save up for a killer amp, possibly tubes if you are inclined.

    In fact I know someone using the MZ with a CJ ARTsa and is blown away with the combo. That would be world class performance on your speakers.
    sonus faber guarneri evolution and raidho c1.2, berkeley alpha dac 2, bmc transport, classe cp700 preamp, classe cam 400 mono amps,, audio note lexus speaker cables, audioquest water interconnects

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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    There’s nothing to lose. At least a few weeks trial period and I know that me and two others specifically that kept the LTA MZ2. You can tube roll the 12AT7/12AU7 to suit your needs. I don’t think the other tubes affect the sound of the preamp section.

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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    by the way, anybody have any experience or know about the new audible illusions L3a preamp? any thoughts? my guess is the zotl is better. but anyone hear the L3a?
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    Extremely high gain and also picky and very hard on tubes.
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    Any recs on which stock tubes? The 6sn7 or 12sn7?
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    If you are talking about the LTA then I would touch base with them and verify whether or not the 6SN7's have any effect on the preamp functions or are just the drive tubes for the headphone amps. If the latter then just get the cheapest unless you are going to use the headphone amp.
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    Jack is correct. I ordered the NOS 12sn7 thinking it would affect the preamp section, I later found out they only benefit the headphone section. Oh well.
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    Re: New: Herron Audio VTSP-360 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier

    What was the discount on the ps audio bhk preamp during the holiday sale? Around 3500$ for a new unit?
    sonus faber guarneri evolution and raidho c1.2, berkeley alpha dac 2, bmc transport, classe cp700 preamp, classe cam 400 mono amps,, audio note lexus speaker cables, audioquest water interconnects

 

 
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