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    Luxman da-250

    I have a M-700u amp. I am considering adding a Da-250 dac to this and use the built in volume control without adding a pre-amp. Will the combo. sound good or should I consider a separate analog preamp? My understanding is that the Da-250 has the LECUA volume control which is considered very good. Alternatively I can add a CL38uc preamplifier and the Da-250.
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    Re: Luxman da-250

    In very few cases I’ve always preferred a preamp in the chain. You can certainly get the dac installed and use it directly to your amp, adding a preamp at a later date.

    For me, dac direct is more detailed, more neutral and more “truthful”. I prefer the colorations that a good preamp gives.
    Joe

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    Re: Luxman da-250

    Thanks Joe, that is what has been my experience as well. I have always preferred a pre-amp in most cases . Perhaps I will first consider the CL38uc and then plan for a DAC. Also I noticed that DAC depreciation is quite high (being a digital component), so I can perhaps pick up a used one at a good price.
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    Re: Luxman da-250

    Sid,

    Excellent taste in gear. Let us know what happens. I think you are right about pricing. Looks like new Luxman gear is coming out.
    Joe

    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre, Linear Tube Audio MZ2.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2), Luxman MQ-300, Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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