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

    Valvet E2, Avantgarde Duo XD, MC275VI, MC452, MC303, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300,
    Pass XA25, Job INTegrated, 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, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2,
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