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    Re: Hattor Pre-amp Inbound

    So, what do you think of your Hattor? I am absolutely loving mine!
    Core: Hattor "The Big"; T+A AMP 8; AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    Analog: Rega RP8; Rega Ania Pro; Rega Fono MC; Record Doctor VI
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD; Falcon NW PC; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
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    : KEF R700; Elac Debut Sub 3010; Audeze LCD-i4
    Other: Astell&Kern AK240; McIntosh MR7083; Oppo BDP105


    "A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know when when you are wrong" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Hi Randy,
    from the sound of hattor with AMRG resistors I'm excited, it's natural, transparent, with a lot of space, for me the ultimate choice. With a power amp understand impedance (the input impedance of my power amp is 94k), with a DAC as well, all connected by XLR cables.

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    Yea, I use XLR from my DAC and out to my AMP, both the T+A pieces. I use RCA from the tuner and phono stage and out to the SubWoofer. Oh, I do have XLR from the Oppo spinner, but I never spin disks...
    Core: Hattor "The Big"; T+A AMP 8; AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    Analog: Rega RP8; Rega Ania Pro; Rega Fono MC; Record Doctor VI
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD; Falcon NW PC; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    Speakers
    : KEF R700; Elac Debut Sub 3010; Audeze LCD-i4
    Other: Astell&Kern AK240; McIntosh MR7083; Oppo BDP105


    "A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know when when you are wrong" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Re: Hattor Pre-amp Inbound

    užívat si

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    Re: Hattor Pre-amp Inbound

    Enjoy !

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    I have been playing a lot of vinyl lately and the Hattor is sounding wonderful so I was giving much of the credit to the new vinyl setup. Last night I played some digital and it has never sounded better so I got to give a lot of the credit to the Hattor as well! What a wonderful sounding pre-amp with all the inputs and outputs I could ever use. I could not be happier at this point!
    Core: Hattor "The Big"; T+A AMP 8; AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    Analog: Rega RP8; Rega Ania Pro; Rega Fono MC; Record Doctor VI
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD; Falcon NW PC; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    Speakers
    : KEF R700; Elac Debut Sub 3010; Audeze LCD-i4
    Other: Astell&Kern AK240; McIntosh MR7083; Oppo BDP105


    "A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know when when you are wrong" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Re: Hattor Pre-amp Inbound

    I decided to move some cables around a bit. I had read that the Hattor really could be made even better with certain cables on the outputs. I moved my AQ Amazon, (pure silver 1M in length) between the Hattor and the amp. I moved the AQ Anacondas (silver covered copper, 1.5M length) in between the DAC and the Hattor. So the better and shorter cable on the outputs. I had to adjust cable runs and slight gear equipment positioning to do this.

    It was worth it! More open, more impact on both vinyl and digital. Amazing improvements in sound stage, deeper, tighter bass. Very nice indeed!
    Core: Hattor "The Big"; T+A AMP 8; AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    Analog: Rega RP8; Rega Ania Pro; Rega Fono MC; Record Doctor VI
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD; Falcon NW PC; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    Speakers
    : KEF R700; Elac Debut Sub 3010; Audeze LCD-i4
    Other: Astell&Kern AK240; McIntosh MR7083; Oppo BDP105


    "A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know when when you are wrong" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Re: Hattor Pre-amp Inbound

    Hi Randy,
    I tried more xlr cables between Hattor and power amp, silver (VDH, XSymphony, AQ), hybrid and copper, I think it plays best with a cheap shielded copper cable star quad Canare (Neutrik XX gold-plated connectors) in the length of 0.8 meters. Enjoy

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    I am sure it is the synergy between various cables. I do believe the output cables appear to make a large difference. I think shorter is better (in my system anyway). Silver sounded better but that vary well might have been because the cables were also shorter. I do know that exchanging these cables made a very nice improvement. I also know the Hattor is an amazing line-stage!
    Core: Hattor "The Big"; T+A AMP 8; AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    Analog: Rega RP8; Rega Ania Pro; Rega Fono MC; Record Doctor VI
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD; Falcon NW PC; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    Speakers
    : KEF R700; Elac Debut Sub 3010; Audeze LCD-i4
    Other: Astell&Kern AK240; McIntosh MR7083; Oppo BDP105


    "A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know when when you are wrong" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Re: Hattor Pre-amp Inbound

    Another update experiment. A little background... with the Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2 there was so much output that I could barely move the volume control without it getting far too loud. I know EJ says there is no gain until getting to the active stage, which honestly, is so loud that I never approached this. I used my Rothwell attenuators to bring the volume a little more under my control. It added the 10db attenuation without any negative sonic affects. They achieved their purpose and did what I desired.

    Last night I tried the Rothwell's on the DAC to bring my digital more inline in output to the phono stage. It did bring the outputs to similar level with the vinyl, however there was a huge caveat. I noticed very quickly that the performance was dragged down a few notches. Everything was lifeless, and much less dynamics. I noticed no sound quality difference when using these with the Stage 2.

    I can only concluded that the Hattor has moved the entire system to a much higher level in reveling the music. I believe it is more in tune with other changes in the system and forms great synergy with other components. It is so accurate and revealing that small changes elsewhere in the system are instantly apparent.

    I can honestly say I have never encountered another component that shows changes elsewhere in your system as much as the Hattor. Rather amazing in my view!
    Core: Hattor "The Big"; T+A AMP 8; AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    Analog: Rega RP8; Rega Ania Pro; Rega Fono MC; Record Doctor VI
    Digital: T+A DAC 8 DSD; Falcon NW PC; Roon & HQPlayer; W4S Recovery
    Speakers
    : KEF R700; Elac Debut Sub 3010; Audeze LCD-i4
    Other: Astell&Kern AK240; McIntosh MR7083; Oppo BDP105


    "A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know when when you are wrong" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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