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    Momentum preamplifier

    MOMENTUM PREAMPLIFIER




    Only the Momentum preamplifier can deliver the sound quality necessary to get the maximum possible performance from the Momentum mono block and stereo amps.

    Like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamplifier uses complementary balanced circuit topology for maximum bandwidth and low noise. Its audio circuitry is fully discrete, with no op amps. Zero-feedback design assures the most musical sound quality. Volume adjustment is made through a resistor ladder governed by an optical controller—the cleanest, most transparent possible method of controlling volume.
    A 300 VA power supply in a separate chassis isolates the preamp’s sensitive circuitry from electromagnetic interference and noise. Separate supplies power audio and control circuitry, so the control circuits are completely isolated from the audio circuits.
    The styling of the Momentum preamp perfectly complements the Momentum amplifiers, with copper accents to match the amplifiers’ unique copper heat sinks. The meter on the front face of the preamp indicates the volume setting, and a ring around the meter controls the volume. The front selector buttons illuminate to show which input is active. A radio-frequency (RF) remote control that works through walls is included.
    Just like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamp uses through-hole construction and is hand-built and individually tested in D’Agostino’s Connecticut facility.
    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Inputs
    • Outputs
    • Dimensions, preamp


    • 6 inputs (with theater through put)
    • 2 output
    • 18 x 12.5 x 7 in.
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    Joe
    The pre-amp sounds even better than it looks.

    I am wondering how I am going to like the sound of my system when the 8 day audition of the Momentum Pre-amp is complete next week.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Joe
    The pre-map sounds even better than it looks.

    I am wondering how I am going to like the sound of my system when the 8 day audition of the Momentum Pre-amp is complete next week.

    Jim
    Jim, are not going to keep it ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    MOMENTUM PREAMPLIFIER




    Only the Momentum preamplifier can deliver the sound quality necessary to get the maximum possible performance from the Momentum mono block and stereo amps.

    Like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamplifier uses complementary balanced circuit topology for maximum bandwidth and low noise. Its audio circuitry is fully discrete, with no op amps. Zero-feedback design assures the most musical sound quality. Volume adjustment is made through a resistor ladder governed by an optical controller—the cleanest, most transparent possible method of controlling volume.
    A 300 VA power supply in a separate chassis isolates the preamp’s sensitive circuitry from electromagnetic interference and noise. Separate supplies power audio and control circuitry, so the control circuits are completely isolated from the audio circuits.
    The styling of the Momentum preamp perfectly complements the Momentum amplifiers, with copper accents to match the amplifiers’ unique copper heat sinks. The meter on the front face of the preamp indicates the volume setting, and a ring around the meter controls the volume. The front selector buttons illuminate to show which input is active. A radio-frequency (RF) remote control that works through walls is included.
    Just like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamp uses through-hole construction and is hand-built and individually tested in D’Agostino’s Connecticut facility.
    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Inputs
    • Outputs
    • Dimensions, preamp


    • 6 inputs (with theater through put)
    • 2 output
    • 18 x 12.5 x 7 in.

    Joe, That's what I call Audio Porn !!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Joe
    The pre-map sounds even better than it looks.

    I am wondering how I am going to like the sound of my system when the 8 day audition of the Momentum Pre-amp is complete next week.

    Jim
    Jim,

    I have no doubt the Momentum preamp is adding immensely to the sound. I need a preamp in my system. I do not like what I hear as much without a preamp. D'Agostino makes SUPERB gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Joe, That's what I call Audio Porn !!!!


    Mark
    Yeah baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Jim, are not going to keep it ??
    I am breaking this one in for Larry at Paragon. He has several sold orders and I would have to get in line. Unfortunately after having just purchased the Alexandria X2's six months ago, the Meridian 808v3 at Christmas, the Meridian MC-200 in January and upgraded to the Transparent Opus SC last week, I have shot the audio budget for the time being. In my mind this purchase would be a no brainer.

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    Jim,

    You were so correct about the D'Ag amps, I can only imagine how nice Dan's preamp sounds. I'm really looking forward to it.
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    Love the Steampunk look.
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    Jim, I am looking forward to hear more about your impressions of Dan's pre.
    Last edited by SRT-10 VIPER; April 6, 2013 at 05:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT-10 VIPER View Post
    Jim, I am looking forward to hear more about your impressions of Dan's pre.
    Chuck
    I will write up my thoughts in a couple of more days. As I have noted, I think it will be very difficult living without this in my system.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    MOMENTUM PREAMPLIFIER




    Only the Momentum preamplifier can deliver the sound quality necessary to get the maximum possible performance from the Momentum mono block and stereo amps.

    Like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamplifier uses complementary balanced circuit topology for maximum bandwidth and low noise. Its audio circuitry is fully discrete, with no op amps. Zero-feedback design assures the most musical sound quality. Volume adjustment is made through a resistor ladder governed by an optical controller—the cleanest, most transparent possible method of controlling volume.
    A 300 VA power supply in a separate chassis isolates the preamp’s sensitive circuitry from electromagnetic interference and noise. Separate supplies power audio and control circuitry, so the control circuits are completely isolated from the audio circuits.
    The styling of the Momentum preamp perfectly complements the Momentum amplifiers, with copper accents to match the amplifiers’ unique copper heat sinks. The meter on the front face of the preamp indicates the volume setting, and a ring around the meter controls the volume. The front selector buttons illuminate to show which input is active. A radio-frequency (RF) remote control that works through walls is included.
    Just like the Momentum amplifiers, the preamp uses through-hole construction and is hand-built and individually tested in D’Agostino’s Connecticut facility.
    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Inputs
    • Outputs
    • Dimensions, preamp


    • 6 inputs (with theater through put)
    • 2 output
    • 18 x 12.5 x 7 in.
    Joe
    You are the Man. Your quest for audio nirvana never ceases to amaze me. Good luck with the D'ag preamp.

    BTW Thanks for the friendship request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR141 View Post
    Joe
    You are the Man. Your quest for audio nirvana never ceases to amaze me. Good luck with the D'ag preamp.

    BTW Thanks for the friendship request.
    Bob,

    Thank you. I hope it shows up next month. Thanks for the friendship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT-10 VIPER View Post
    Jim, I am looking forward to hear more about your impressions of Dan's pre.
    This links to my mini-review of the Pre-amp

    http://audioshark.org/dagostino-audi...eview-154.html
    Jim

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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by wizard View Post
    Thanks for the nudies of the Momentum's. I know I will never be opening mine to look inside.

    The pic remind me why I don't like them in black
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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    Hi Jim,

    I usually don't like black gear but in this case I really wish I had ordered the black. I'm not sure why but it's growing on me.

    I guess I could always sell and get the black. Hmmmm.
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    I saw it personally at the Audio Show and the silver looks better.
    But that's me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highEndguy View Post
    I saw it personally at the Audio Show and the silver looks better.
    But that's me.
    Maybe they could do a custom color to match my Dartzeel gear. Now that would be something. I know not everyone likes gold, red and champagne colored gear but I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Thanks for the nudies of the Momentum's. I know I will never be opening mine to look inside.
    Why not ? I almost never start listening before I open up the gear and look inside
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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    Joe

    The suspense is killing us, and I am sure you.

    When does yours arrive?
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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    I hope to pay for the balance today and then in a week or two, it should be in my hands.


    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Joe

    The suspense is killing us, and I am sure you.

    When does yours arrive?
    Last edited by joeinid; May 18, 2013 at 09:55 AM.
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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    Can't believe the sound from this amp and speaker combo. Awsome! Thanks for sharing the video. Envy now.
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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    Hey Joe, WHEN ????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Hey Joe, WHEN ????????
    Dunno. I hope to find out next week.

    I don't even care anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Dunno. I hope to find out next week.

    I don't even care anymore
    Can't blame you Joe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Dunno. I hope to find out next week.

    I don't even care anymore
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    Joe...all good things come to those who wait No worries, once you get it, the agony of waiting will all melt away as you hear the woderful synergy between your new D'Ag pre and amp!
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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    I'm waiting for mine since feb.
    Don't get sad , then I will be sad too



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    It's not like I don't have enough gear to keep me busy.
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    C'mon Joe

    Consolidate your initial thoughts on the Dag pre .

    Love to know what the tone controls actually do, might be a bit early?

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    Shane,

    The Momentum Pre is a keeper. It's awesome. When the tone controls are off, they are bypassed. I'll play with them tonight. I love the preamp. Done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Shane,

    The Momentum Pre is a keeper. It's awesome. When the tone controls are off, they are bypassed. I'll play with them tonight. I love the preamp. Done!
    Joe
    It not only sounds good, it looks much better in person than it does in photos.

    Have fun Joe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Joe
    It not only sounds good, it looks much better in person than it does in photos.

    Have fun Joe.
    Thanks Jim. At least you have something fun to look forward to in your system. It's a great piece. Already a classic in my mind.

    ps Is there any way to turn off the light on the dial. It's pretty bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Shane,

    The Momentum Pre is a keeper. It's awesome. When the tone controls are off, they are bypassed. I'll play with them tonight. I love the preamp. Done!
    hmmm. i believe someone was telling you to wait on this piece before deciding on your TADs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Shane,

    The Momentum Pre is a keeper. It's awesome. When the tone controls are off, they are bypassed. I'll play with them tonight. I love the preamp. Done!
    That's awesome Joe. Glad you're happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thanks Jim. At least you have something fun to look forward to in your system. It's a great piece. Already a classic in my mind.

    ps Is there any way to turn off the light on the dial. It's pretty bright.
    There is an adjustment for the meter but I did not have the manual when I auditioned the unit in my home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmalak View Post
    hmmm. i believe someone was telling you to wait on this piece before deciding on your TADs....
    I think EVERYONE was telling me to wait. I guess I got a little impatient.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlb2 View Post
    That's awesome Joe. Glad you're happy with it.
    Doug,

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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    There is an adjustment for the meter but I did not have the manual when I auditioned the unit in my home.
    I'll look again. Thanks Jim.
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    Joe... Congratulations!!! You have put together some great systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite613 View Post
    Joe... Congratulations!!! You have put together some great systems.
    Thanks Jeff. Pretty soon it will be time to thin the heard.
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    Congrats, Joe! Great to hear you opened it, tried it, and are lovin' it now!


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    Congrats my friend!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by socfan12 View Post
    Congrats, Joe! Great to hear you opened it, tried it, and are lovin' it now!
    Quote Originally Posted by highEndguy View Post
    Congrats my friend!!


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    My local dealer just received the Dag preamp, so I went in to have a look and a listen. coupled with dag mono's and Wilson Alexia speakers.

    The dag preamp really is a work of ART. Everything exudes quality and the volume control around the dial has to be seen and used to believe - absolutely wonderful.

    I know Joe has discussed the tone controls and now that I have used and listened, I cannot fathom how Dan D let the pre amp go to market with no zero mark. - and + one on the tone controls are audible.
    I actually liked the -1 bass and +1 treble with the Alexia's as I found the new tweeter a bit laid back/diffuse.
    the tone controls are not a deal breaker, but the lack of a zero mark is frustrating.

    Overall a beautiful pre amp and it sounded wonderful.



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    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    My local dealer just received the Dag preamp, so I went in to have a look and a listen. coupled with dag mono's and Wilson Alexia speakers.

    The dag preamp really is a work of ART. Everything exudes quality and the volume control around the dial has to be seen and used to believe - absolutely wonderful.

    I know Joe has discussed the tone controls and now that I have used and listened, I cannot fathom how Dan D let the pre amp go to market with no zero mark. - and + one on the tone controls are audible.
    I actually liked the -1 bass and +1 treble with the Alexia's as I found the new tweeter a bit laid back/diffuse.
    the tone controls are not a deal breaker, but the lack of a zero mark is frustrating.


    Overall a beautiful pre amp and it sounded wonderful.


    +1

    I also do not like the fact that when the preamp is put on mute, the dial lights flash green and white. I assume to let you the preamp is muted but c'mon, is that really necessary. A simple color change without the flashing would have been better. In a darkened room it's like an ambulance is passing by. So now I don't mute it, I turn down the volume. Still no way to dim or turn off the dial light on the preamp like on the amps.
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