Roger Paul and some EE background, I have only a vague understanding of what he is doing with his preamps, amps, and phono stages. It would have been at my great loss. You have never heard a preamp that sounds like this, regardless of how much you have paid. I used the preamp in a system including Beauhorn speakers, Exemplar SET 300B parafeed amps, a Zanden dac, a Marantz SA-1, Siltech G5 and Stealth PGS interconnects, Siltech G5 speaker wires, Mana stands and Aurios 1.0s with tungsten carbide balls, EPS3 and Absolute cables, and Sound Application CP-X filters.
The unit showed substantial break-in change for three days. It has three settings on the back, affecting the phase of the ac, and the degree of bandwidth in the grounding, separate for each channel. What will most impress you is the sound staging. Performers are narrower as their location is more specific; this is one of the design goals of H-Cat.
No more yard wide mouths! This all contributes to a more plausible sound stage and realism. Applause on live recordings is real. The timbre of instruments and vocalists without the smear of normal electronics is truly exceptional and real.
Volume settings are a real problem with this preamp. Because there is no smearing around the sounds, you are likely to turn up the volume to get to what you previously liked. This works fine until there is a crescendo when you may clip your amps!
I cannot believe that I much prefer a solid state preamp! I have heard some exceptional tube preamps and have never been able to stand even the best transistor preamps.
Listen to these units at your own peril. H-CAT P-12B LINE STAGE PRE AMP WITH WTC EMPORIUM HIFI (WEST LONDON). Despite many conversations with Mr.Alternatively, you can collect in person and pay by cash. If you have a problem with an item you are entitled to return it, we request that you do this within 14 days of receipt, you will need to inform us. Here at Emporium HiFi we have nearly 30 years experience in supplying the best HiFi (high fidelity audio equipment) worldwide. With our three branches in Suffolk, Kent & South-west London UK we bring you the widest choice of high-end new and used, vintage and modern high-end HiFi at fantastic prices. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
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