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Dared SL-2000A
10 Reviews
rating  4.7 of 5
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Description: Model: SL-2000A Pre-Amplifier wtith remote-control (CLASS A) Technical Specifications: Frequency Response: 10-30KHz (±0.5dB) Distortion: =0.05% Signal to noise ratio: =84dB Size: L285 X W140 X H140 MM Weight: 4.0Kgs The tube used: 5Z4Px1,12AT7x2


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scubapappa a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Jag ägde min preamp Dared model SL-2000A nu i nästan 6 månader .
Jag köpte den med uppsättning av rör som utrustades av en sann audiofil.
Likriktar rören var en fantastiskt 5 Z4G/CV1863 AT, signal rören var inte av sämre kvalitet , de var matchade par CV 455QE av märke MVT.
Den spelade mycket bra , så bra att min anläggning blomstrade helt enkelt !
Jag skulle inte vara en audiofil om jag inte skulle testa den med andra uppsättningar av rör ..de köptes en likriktar rör GZ30/5Z4G av rekommenderat märke Brimar , signal rören ECC 81 av märke Telefunken sates ditt.
Jo ..ljudet var som för ..mycket stort soundstage , hanteringen av sibillanter var mycket bra , dynamik av högsta digniteten.
Jag köpte likriktar rören 5R4 GY Silvania och av samma fabrikat Silvania matchade par 12 AT 7 WA en köp som jag verkligen inte ångrar !

De, vad jag vill förmedla är att strunta i modifikationer av Dared model SL-2000A...byt istället till de fantastiska USA rören !
De är inte utan anledning 5R4 GY har suttit i B-52 bombplan ! 12 AT 7 WA signal rören är av militär specifikation , ingen anledning att köpa dyra europeiska Telefunken eller MVT , Mullard eller andra ...USA hade tillverkad rören som är lika bra om inte bättre !
Dared SL-2000 A är som skapad för 5R4 GY och 12 AT 7 WA, dessutom likriktar rören 5R4 GY drar betydligt mindre glöd ström , mycket bra av alla synvinkel !
Min anläggning är nu totalt tyst ..ingen brum,inget sus .

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Schremer a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Idag fick jag löda klart den nya grammofon kabel Galaxy Cable Stella med Nexgen WBT kontakter ...när jag kopplade dom till min Dared SL-2000 fick jag mycket positiv överraskning ..de var som att bli insläppt till konsertsalen efter att man har kommit lite sen och bara lyssnade vid dörren !

Oj vilket hollografi i hela min lysnings rummet , allt känns annorlunda när man jämför ljudet med den som jag hade med Distech Platinium kabel kopplade.

Just nu lyssnar jag på U2" The Unforgettable Fire" ...jag visste inte att den var inspelad med så bra kvalitet !

De blev bra kabel ...de kan jag säga !

Idag jag lyssnade på min CD system .De blev mycket lyckad dag .
Ljudet blev mycket bättre med Dared SL-2000, de kändes som jag lyssnade på master band.
Många av mina CD skivor låter mycket bättre , med bredare SOUNDSTAGE , 3-D effekten är påtagligt , närvaro känslan på de bästa inspelningar blev häpnadsväckande ...men många DC låter så där.. tyvärr !
Vem har sagt att livet som AUDIOFIL är lätt ?

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Schremer a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Jösses vilken ljud !
Min första rapport ..trots att jag är så förkyld och min humor är inte så bra ...redan efter 20 minuter anläggningen skrämde skiten på mig ...kanske jag började lite väll för ambitiös ..Doratis the Detroit Symphony Stravinsky The Rite of Spring, Digital London Frrrr...bättre blir de aldrig ...men min anläggning aldrig tidigare spelade redan efter så kort tid med sån bravur !

De var så dynamiskt , så rent , med sån rums information , mikro detaljer , närvarokänslan ...oj de var väll spenderade 3200;- !!!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by esl a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
This is an ok preamp with a midrange that is distorted and harsh on some instruments and voice. It is improved by the substitution of the better valves in the place of the Chinese ones. I could only rate this unit as a 1 with the original valves. I tried many different valves and am using Mullard Shields at present. Although, the other brands were all a big improvement on the sound of original Chinese ones.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Heiney9 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I found out Dared the company one day surfing the internet. They seemed to build high quality gear for a reasonable price. More research led me to owners comments with more excellent feedback along with a few professional reviews. One came up for sale at a decent price and I decided to snag it. At the time my most recent tube pre-amp experience was with a Dodd ELP which have a low volume cult following built and designed by Gary Dodd. He makes very solid, simple, higher end gear with premium parts such as Sonicaps. The Dodd ELP was a very sweet sounding minimalist pre-amp with 2 input and two outputs and used (2) 12AX7 based tubes.

I wanted something similar to the ELP since ELP's hardly ever come up for sale. Enter the Dared Sl2000A. This unit has the Auricap upgrades and well as the Allen Brady resistors. I was simply blown away at how good this thing sounds. Not having a lot of listening experience with tube rectified gear I soon learned the rectifier tube is just as important as the signal tubes. The stock Chinese tubes were not acceptable. The key to the outstanding performance of this unit is rolling some NOS tubes in both the signal position and rectifier position. WOW is all I can say.

The sound stage is huge, wide and deep. Excellent separation and dynamics, not rolled off or bloated unless the tubes you choose have that sonic characteristic. The Dared responds to tube rolling very well and with each type of tube you can notice the subtle characteristics. The remote is only good for volume up and down and it travels to fast so it really is fairly useless but one can learn to modulate it for acceptable use. My unit has two inputs and 2 outputs. It has performed flawlessly in the past year and I bought it used so the reliability should be excellent.

I incorporate the Dared in my system by using the home theater/processor bypass circuit in my Adcom GFP-750 pre-amp. I don't always want to listen to tubes if I'm doing stuff around the house or watching a movie or just have 30-40 minutes to listen to music. It saves wear and tear on the tubes and the Dared. When using the HT bypass on the Adcom the Dared becomes a full functioning pre-amp with no degradation of the audio signal. This allows me the flexibility of a solid state pre-amp which has the ability to run active or completely passive as well as running tubes. It works out extremely well. It also allow me to set the levels on each pre-amp and via the Adcom's remote I can A/B the pre-amps while sitting in the listening position. The Dared gives up very little compared to the Adcom GFP-750 and that was a perennial class A recommended piece by Stereophile for many years. The tubes add soul!!! and lushness and realism even the best solid state can create.

The rest of my system includes MIT cables, MIT Z II power cables, a highly modded Adcom GDA 600 digital to analog converter, Pass Aleph 30 amplifier and a Logitech Squeeze Box II feeding uncompressed FLAC files as a source. Modded Polk Audio SDA 1C's

I've used just about every tube variant available for the 12AT7 (ECC81) signal tubes including; Mullard (Mitchum), Amperex Bugle Boy made in all 3 plants (Heerlen, Blackburn) as well as the Amperex/Philips made in France. Valvo made in Hamburg including the rare 6201 Gold pins, Raytheon 7062's, Amperex 6414 "PQ", Telefunken ECC801S, RCA 12AT7 black plates and 6201 black plates. GE 5 Star black plate, 3 mica, Sylvania 3 mica black plates and others that slip my mind. I've tried several rectifiers, Sylvania 5V4G in-lione black plates, CBS 5V4G in-line black plates, Valvo (Mullard) GZ32, GE 5V4GT, RCA 5V4GT, National 5Y3GT, CBS 5Y3WGT, Sovtek 5Y3 and finally the best by far is a 1940's Brimar STC CV1863 (5Z4G).

3 favorite signal tubes

1) Telefunken ECC801S
2) Valvo (made in Hamburg w/copper grid posts usually late 50's)
2) Valvo 6201 gold pins (made in Hamburg) tied
3) GE 5 Star 3 mica, black plate, square getter from the mid 50's

Brimar STC CV1863 (5Z4G) rectifer is by far my favorite.

This an excellent pre for the money and I really feel like I'd have to move way up the line in order to do significanlty better. Buying some nice NOS tubes is the key to the outstanding performance and sine this used 12AT7/ECC81's they are cheaper than the more popular 12AU and 12AX series and variants.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007




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