Are Passive Preamps Any Good?

Introduction Classical preamplifiers are leading a niche existence these days. With digital-to-analog converters such as the Mytek Brookly or my very own Gustard X20u serving double duties as a digital volume control, there seems to be no real need for them anymore. And most of us have digital sources anyway. Historically though, preamps were designed …

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Audiophile Turntable Fun

Introduction Don’t worry, this is not going to be about me giving up digital sources entirely and converting to analog playback ;) Let me explain why I recently purchased a beautiful Marantz TT15 S1 turntable (advertisement). I was lucky enough to inherit a large number of “black gold” from family members and just wanted something …

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