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    Talking Full function pre-amp or volume control box?

    Chaps,

    I am putting together a new, or call it upgraded, 2-channel audio system. In my previous systems I always had full function pre-amps.

    My current system comprises a tube power amp and a CD player linked to an inexpensive Schiit Sys volume control with a 2-input switch. Now I want to add my turntable. To do that I need a tube MM/MC phono stage.

    My question is, will I be better off sonically with this configuration or just eliminate the Schiit and purchase a full function preamp? I use only two sources, that's it, I do not need balance or tape features.

    I already have an excellent tube phono stage in mind.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Full function pre-amp or volume control box?

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    Re: Full function pre-amp or volume control box?

    Welcome. You can try it with the Sys only in between the phono stage and the amp but think you will need a phono stage with quite a lot of gain and in the end having to give in and add a preamp. Your CD player is putting out 2+ volts and even a high gain phono stage will not approach that.
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    Re: Full function pre-amp or volume control box?

    Thanks, got it. Full function will be!!!

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