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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Very nice John. Top of the mountain!
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    Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkmouth View Post
    Joe, for you, USD$375.00/db For me AUD$477.00/db ...
    Ouch, precious gear. But for sure great.


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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Wow! go awesome preamp.
    Do not be "evil" and tell us how you compare with your previous Robert Koda.
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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Quote Originally Posted by nonesup View Post
    Wow! go awesome preamp.
    Do not be "evil" and tell us how you compare with your previous Robert Koda.
    HD pre is still breaking in...only 4-5 days playing time. The Koda is quite special. Especially in the mids. The Nagra is more even top to bottom, more energy, more resolution, but at the same time is relaxed which was a Koda strong suit. The Nagra is really nice...I'll post more as it breaks in...they are both awesome. One is better...
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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Ok, thanks for the "appetizer", we look forward to the "main course"
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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Quote Originally Posted by nonesup View Post
    Ok, thanks for the "appetizer", we look forward to the "main course"
    Yes, more details please .


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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Yes, more details please .


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    The Nagra HD Pre just sounds incredible and takes the HD amps up several notches. It is NOT subtle. I've heard the Classic Preamp in my home. I really liked it. I thought my Koda K10 was better a bit. Especially in how it portrays things in space, the weight on the notes, how finely everything is presented resolution wise and how it draws you into the music. The Classic pre was a bit better in dynamics and sheer resolution. The HD Preamp is even better than the best of the Koda and the Classic...just has a beautiful warmth, but with super resolution. Much more 3d like in imaging. Dynamics to die for. It just makes instruments sound like instruments. I don't know how else to say it. It's much like they are in your room playing. I've been glued to my system for a week now..seriously.

    This is one killer good preamp.
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    Phono: Grand Prix Monaco TT, Spiral Groove Centroid, Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement v2, Nagra VPS/VFS/MPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrech View Post
    The Nagra HD Pre just sounds incredible and takes the HD amps up several notches. It is NOT subtle. I've heard the Classic Preamp in my home. I really liked it. I thought my Koda K10 was better a bit. Especially in how it portrays things in space, the weight on the notes, how finely everything is presented resolution wise and how it draws you into the music. The Classic pre was a bit better in dynamics and sheer resolution. The HD Preamp is even better than the best of the Koda and the Classic...just has a beautiful warmth, but with super resolution. Much more 3d like in imaging. Dynamics to die for. It just makes instruments sound like instruments. I don't know how else to say it. It's much like they are in your room playing. I've been glued to my system for a week now..seriously.

    This is one killer good preamp.
    Jfrech, thank you for sharing your experiences. It sounds like the HD pre is really exceptional. I know the Classic pre is already very good, I mean really good.

    As the HD pre is even better based on what you say, it must be the bees knees.


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    Had a interesting demo on Friday afternoon. My dealer had a client who owns the Nagra Classic Preamp and is considering buying a HD Preamp.


    So in goes the Classic preamp into my system. I thought I noticed real quick some things missing. But we listened to various tracks for about a hour. It was quite enjoyable and sounded very good to me. Switched cables to the HD Preamp. And listened in reverse order to the tracks we just listened to on the Classic. This guy looks up after about 20 seconds, and exclaims, I think you're not playing the same track that we just listened to on the classic. Sounds like a different recording. Exactly what I heard. This was no subtle change...the HD Preamp is quite remarkable is it's ability to sound natural, portray immense resolution, and just draw you into each recording. It's like upgrading speakers..it's major improvement.


    The Nagra HD preamp is special.
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    Re: Nagra's new HD Preamp debut at RMAF

    The local dealer here will be showing the full HD set-up at Axpona. I think he told me he was paring it with M3's.
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