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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    So you like the solid state c900u with the Luxman 300b amp? I was thinking a good solid state might be a nice mix with the 300b power amp. And I'm also thinking about the less expensive c600f which I think came out before the "u" pre amps.
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Joe

    I think Terry found the house sound of the two LTA's the same just one was more and would be for over twice the price. The MZ3 which is considerably more expensive than the MZ2 might be closer. So if you want to go back to the CJ side of the spectrum probably not it. Might need to look for a 6SN7 based preamp.
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by Willco View Post
    So you like the solid state c900u with the Luxman 300b amp? I was thinking a good solid state might be a nice mix with the 300b power amp. And I'm also thinking about the less expensive c600f which I think came out before the "u" pre amps.
    Yes. The C900u was great.

    Please check the output impedance specs on any preamp you are thinking about pairing with the MQ-300. I forget offhand what they are on those pieces.
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Joe

    I think Terry found the house sound of the two LTA's the same just one was more and would be for over twice the price. The MZ3 which is considerably more expensive than the MZ2 might be closer. So if you want to go back to the CJ side of the spectrum probably not it. Might need to look for a 6SN7 based preamp.
    Hi Jack,

    Thank you. It's not in my signature yet but I was finally able to get what I really wanted, the CJ GAT2. I absolutely love that thing, even more than my original GAT. It's pretty amazing. I'm pretty much done now. Maybe some cable tweaks, possible new dac and that's it. I am so content at this point that I can not believe it. Some amps will be out the door soon. But the Luxman MQ300, SIT3, Valvet E2, and Wooden amp and preamp from Bulgaria are here to stay.
    Joe

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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi Jack,

    Thank you. It's not in my signature yet but I was finally able to get what I really wanted, the CJ GAT2. I absolutely love that thing, even more than my original GAT. It's pretty amazing. I'm pretty much done now. Maybe some cable tweaks, possible new dac and that's it. I am so content at this point that I can not believe it. Some amps will be out the door soon. But the Luxman MQ300, SIT3, Valvet E2, and Wooden amp and preamp from Bulgaria are here to stay.
    Tell us more about them or Start the thread ?
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi Jack,

    Thank you. It's not in my signature yet but I was finally able to get what I really wanted, the CJ GAT2. I absolutely love that thing, even more than my original GAT. It's pretty amazing. I'm pretty much done now. Maybe some cable tweaks, possible new dac and that's it. I am so content at this point that I can not believe it. Some amps will be out the door soon. But the Luxman MQ300, SIT3, Valvet E2, and Wooden amp and preamp from Bulgaria are here to stay.
    Joe,

    I've mentioned this before, but - just in case - you should know that the GAT is an absolute-polarity-inverting preamp. I too love the sound of the GAT. It only gets better when you reverse the polarity at both speakers.
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Joe,

    I've mentioned this before, but - just in case - you should know that the GAT is an absolute-polarity-inverting preamp. I too love the sound of the GAT. It only gets better when you reverse the polarity at both speakers.

    Hi Jim,

    Thank you very much. I remember from my previous GAT experience. I am curious though, does it matter if I reverse the cables at the amp as opposed to the speakers? I assume it’s the same thing. Any thoughts?
    Joe

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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Tell us more about them or Start the thread ?
    I’ll start a new thread.
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi Jim,

    Thank you very much. I remember from my previous GAT experience. I am curious though, does it matter if I reverse the cables at the amp as opposed to the speakers? I assume it’s the same thing. Any thoughts?
    I also assume it is the same thing.
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    Re: Berning ZOTL Pre One vs Linear tube audio MZ2

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