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    New Momentum HD Preamp

    Looks like Dan finally got around to updating his Momentum preamp, including aligning the aesthetics with the M400s:









    Basic info: https://www.dagogo.com/17993-2/

    I always found the pre slow and syrupy so this piqued my interest:

    Taking advantage of the increased power supply capability, the output stages are now operating at a 36% percent higher voltage. “The increased output voltage has opened up the dynamics on both the micro and macro levels.” D’Agostino continued. “The speed of the dynamic contrasts jump out on a visceral level.”

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Darn, it looks like I know where the funds in my audio "kitty" are headed next.
    Jim

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Interesting! I hope Dan and Bill will be at Axpona. Would like to discuss this new offering (upgrade program).
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    I contacted my dealer this morning. Now I just have to decide whether to update my current pre or purchase a new one with the design which would better my M400's.
    Jim

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I contacted my dealer this morning. Now I just have to decide whether to update my current pre or purchase a new one with the design which would better my M400's.
    Jim,

    It would be pretty cool to have a new matching Momentum preamp to your black Momentum monoblocks.

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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    My wife and I spoke with Bill and Adrian last week at a local "Music Matters" event and indeed there will be an upgrade program. While we usually don't purchase anything without an audition, last year at Munich when talking with Dan, he was so confident in the benefits of this upgrade and since we trust his words given he knows our system and preferences and he has not let us down ever in the past; we are already on the list to get the upgrade.

    We are very much looking forward to getting this.
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I contacted my dealer this morning. Now I just have to decide whether to update my current pre or purchase a new one with the design which would better my M400's.
    Jim - I’ve reached out as well. My plan would be to upgrade. Thx!
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    I can't imagine how good this new one is. The old one was fantastic and if the difference is anything close to the M300 to M400 difference was - wholly ef!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a deal to be able to upgrade for $7,500
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    Re: New Momentum HD Preamp

    New at $40K shipping sometime March 2019.

    Yep, $7500 to upgrade the PreAmp to the level of a $40K PreAmp, and it is also the same amount to upgrade the 300’s in each’s, in the case of Monos.

    I’m sure it’s well worth it for the sake of sound, but I am happy at the moment and will hang tight.

    One note I appreciated is they indicated the “Momentum HD Preamplifier builds on the award winning platform” so I don’t feel like I own a non worthy piece in my current line up.


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