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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thank you gentlemen. I appreciate the help.
    So, what color did you order?
    Software: Roon & HQPlayer, Streaming: Sonore ultraRendu & UpTone LPS-1, Nordost Heimdall 2 Ethernet, Phasure Lush USB, DAC: LampizatOr Golden Atlantic, Preamp: Music First Baby Reference v2, Amp: Goldmund Job 250 monoblocks Speakers: PMC Fact.8, Cables & resonance control: Ansuz power- and signal cables, power distributor and Darkz decouplers.

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    Still researching and have a few pieces that I am trying to unload. Probably silver but still thinking options.

    Quote Originally Posted by VoicesInMyHead View Post
    So, what color did you order?
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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    Hehe, you do what you have to do, and don't rush into anything... but I seriously cannot recommend the BRv2 enough, and maybe especially to you of all people with all your gear and constant urge to try things or move things around... I'm confident that it will be a great partner to all of your toys and I even think it will allow you to re-discover many of them and see them in a new light.

    I really think you ought to try this one if anything and I would love to hear your thoughts about it. I read all the reviews and comments on forums a hundred times, I hesitated about the money, I started "cheap" with the Baby Classic thinking how much better can things get, and while it was great, things literally took off to another level with the BRv2, just as I had read it would, but didn't quite believe until I heard it myself. It also comes packaged in a very nice black flight case, but unfortunately I was too impatient to remember to take any unboxing pictures...
    Software: Roon & HQPlayer, Streaming: Sonore ultraRendu & UpTone LPS-1, Nordost Heimdall 2 Ethernet, Phasure Lush USB, DAC: LampizatOr Golden Atlantic, Preamp: Music First Baby Reference v2, Amp: Goldmund Job 250 monoblocks Speakers: PMC Fact.8, Cables & resonance control: Ansuz power- and signal cables, power distributor and Darkz decouplers.

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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    ... and if you don't like it, you could always blame me for spending $7500 (or whatever it will be)... and I will tell you that you shouldn't listen to strangers on the Internet...
    Software: Roon & HQPlayer, Streaming: Sonore ultraRendu & UpTone LPS-1, Nordost Heimdall 2 Ethernet, Phasure Lush USB, DAC: LampizatOr Golden Atlantic, Preamp: Music First Baby Reference v2, Amp: Goldmund Job 250 monoblocks Speakers: PMC Fact.8, Cables & resonance control: Ansuz power- and signal cables, power distributor and Darkz decouplers.

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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    Ha!

    I've been reading a lot too and I have to say, not a single bad word. Very impressive when people find it easy to knock something.


    I can only imagine how great it sounds with the Job monos. Probably a perfect complement.


    I see the +6db switch as an option. I am not sure I understand its purpose. I do a lot of listening late night and predominately low to med level. Is there enough range on the bottom to get the right level? I'd probably love small(er) steps for each volume level.


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    ... and if you don't like it, you could always blame me for spending $7500 (or whatever it will be)... and I will tell you that you shouldn't listen to strangers on the Internet...
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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    I have the blue face plate - looks stunning. Silver is probably the "standard" issue and looks great too.
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    Brinkmann Bardo w/ 47 Labs MC Bee cart, MSB Analog DAC --> Music First Baby Reference v2 --> Audio Research Ref 75SE --> DeVore Fidelity Gibbon X

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    Re: Music First Preamps...Thoughts?

    Joe - the +6db switch is for ease of mind imo. You can check the output voltage of your source vs. the input of your amps with Jonathan. Its not really a volume thing as much as a gain issue.

    You can pay a premium for addtl attenuation steps - 1.5db i believe. I have to say I was very concerned, but have been pleasantly surprised. 2dbs doesn't matter to my ears much, but its a very personal thing. Jason Victor Serinus requires 0.1db steps which I find ludicrous (and anal).
    Brinkmann Bardo w/ 47 Labs MC Bee cart, MSB Analog DAC --> Music First Baby Reference v2 --> Audio Research Ref 75SE --> DeVore Fidelity Gibbon X

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