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    Thomas Mayer pre?

    Anyone heard Thomas Mayer's pre-amp and care to offer views?

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    Re: Thomas Mayer pre?

    i have his valves - they are great

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    Re: Thomas Mayer pre?

    Would love to hear more detailed thoughts...

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    Re: Thomas Mayer pre?

    His preamp uses a 6J5 tube which is essentially i/2 of a 6SN7. Giving this, I would assume that it would lean to that octal flavoring vs the smaller noval (9 pin) seasoning.
    The octal preamps that I have heard tend to be more dimensional than a noval preamp with a somewhat fuller sound and I would expect the same from the 6J5 tube.
    But without hearing it this is only speculation.
    Might be a nice piece
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    Re: Thomas Mayer pre?

    http://zero-distortion.org/pnoe-horn...rthomas-mayer/

    Good insight here regarding Thomas Mayer preamps. The site is a great read overall.

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    Re: Thomas Mayer pre?

    Yep Kid knows his stuff.

    Currently have one of Thomas's pre's in my system (a silver-wound 10Y) and is stunning. Great flow to the music.

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