LM129 pre vs 512CA
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    LM129 pre vs 512CA

    Hi all. I am new to this site. I own a LM 219A and LM33 phonostage. I am bitten by the upgrade bug and want to buy a preamp. Has anyone compared the 512CA with the very funky looking 129 preamp.? My amp is powering Tannoy MG15 's in GRF cabinets. Any advice greatly appreciated.

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    Re: LM129 pre vs 512CA

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
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    Re: LM129 pre vs 512CA

    The LM-512CA came out to match the LM-503PA Dual monoblock power amplifiers .Given the LM-503PA is a monoblock version of the LM 219A I say it would be a good match.The funky looking LM 129 preamp is built with WE Topology which I have used with the LM 219IA and very impressed with a widening of sound stage and bringing the voice forward.I chose the LM 129 preamp over the LM-512CA as I knew I would be going down the Retro path with other LM equipment.

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    Re: LM129 pre vs 512CA

    Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and the LM-219ia. I heard the LM-219ia at a friends house and have been thinking about that unique sound for some time and picked mine up yesterday. Next step is to identify some speakers with a 95db or higher sensitivity.


    Any suggestions?

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    Re: LM129 pre vs 512CA

    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
    Joe

    Misho Myronov Wooden Amp and Wooden preamp, AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier, Valvet E2, Avantgarde Duo XD, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300, Job INTegrated, Job 250 Monos, Cary 300B SE, Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RB-75, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, ASL Wave monos, Kimber Kables, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables, Burmester 948, Linear Tube Audio MZ2, Bricasti M1SE, Naim Supernait 2, Lumin U1 mini, McIntosh MCLK12, Conrad Johnson GAT2, Pass Labs XA25.