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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    ah thanks for that link . good to read . seems to me the mfa v2 is better for less money !

    good to see steves thoughts
    if one must have a passive, I think the British Music First Baby Reference passive is a better deal at much less money. I like it it for its strengths at its price. It does a few things that demonstrate an advantage to transformers rather than resistors for volume attenuation. By contrast, the Bespoke, IMO does not particularly make a case for any advantage of a TVC. It sounds very accurate, it is impressive in build quality, but the sound is not what I search for, particularly at its price. It can be described as neutral, and therefore an improvement from preamps that take away from a system's sound. But, other preamps I have heard can also be VERY close to neutral, while still either adding or preserving the audiophile nuances that are so important to us. lovers of fine sound
    modwright 36.5dm . msb s200 . Marantz sa8005, bel canto 3.5 vbs , bel canto fm1 tuner . proac 125 speakers

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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    ah thanks for that link . good to read . seems to me the mfa v2 is better for less money !
    I've had no possibility to compare v1 and v2, but after reading everything I could find about the MFA preamps I was pretty clear on that I wanted a Baby Reference v2. I had the possibility to buy both a second hand v1 Classic and a v1 Baby Reference but in the end opted for a v2 Baby Classic instead. Couldn't afford the Reference at this time and it also felt good to support Jonathan and his work by buying from him. I hope to be able to upgrade one day though, but right now I honestly really don't feel the need as it has already slaughtered all my expectations....


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    Software: Roon & HQPlayer, Streamer: Sonore ultraRendu & UpTone LPS-1, DAC: LampizatOr Golden Atlantic, Preamp: Music First Baby Classic v2, Amp: Job 250 Monoblocks Speakers: PMC Fact.8, Cables, Power & Decoupling: Ansuz Diamond, Mainz D8/D-TC, Darkz D-TC

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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    just before I had my modwrights I had a copper classic mark 2 . absolutely sweet pre amp . would very happily live it again . have fun

    this is my thoughts from a few years back

    https://www.rdhworld.co.uk/phpBB3/vi...1&f=11&t=21390
    modwright 36.5dm . msb s200 . Marantz sa8005, bel canto 3.5 vbs , bel canto fm1 tuner . proac 125 speakers

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    Well, what can I say.. when I bought my Baby Classic I made a deliberate design decision to keep it as minimal as possible with only XLR in/out. Things and requirements always changes though, I should have learned that by now, and eventually I found myself in need of RCA in/out. So, instead of sending the Baby Classic back for retro-fitting what maybe should have been there from the beginning, I decided to upgrade to the Baby Reference...

    I'm still waiting for it though, today I heard form Jonathan that the transformers are done, he's just waiting for the case-work to arrive. Exciting times ahead... I can't wait...
    Software: Roon & HQPlayer, Streamer: Sonore ultraRendu & UpTone LPS-1, DAC: LampizatOr Golden Atlantic, Preamp: Music First Baby Classic v2, Amp: Job 250 Monoblocks Speakers: PMC Fact.8, Cables, Power & Decoupling: Ansuz Diamond, Mainz D8/D-TC, Darkz D-TC

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    mmm sounds good , keep us posted
    modwright 36.5dm . msb s200 . Marantz sa8005, bel canto 3.5 vbs , bel canto fm1 tuner . proac 125 speakers

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    I can't comment on the Music First but have listened extensively to the Bespoke and suspect it will be my pre-amp when I finally decide on my system. It is beautifully built and incredibly transparent, and laid waste to the Vitus SL-103 at 2.5x price.

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    very nicely built but its based on the baby ref v1 so is the v2 better sonically . I would think so .
    modwright 36.5dm . msb s200 . Marantz sa8005, bel canto 3.5 vbs , bel canto fm1 tuner . proac 125 speakers

 

 
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