Manley Laboratories Purist Preamplifiers

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

The line only Purist Preamplifier sets the pace with many of the features common to all the preamplifiers. This preamp is extra flexible in the gain control section. The volume control attenuates the incoming signal level while the gain switch sets overall gain of the input stage by switching the first cathode resistor.


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

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is my first seperate preamp. Prior to this I used a Jolida tube integrated that has been relegated to my 2.1 AV system. I am paring this with a pair of Manley Retro 100 tube monoblocks. There are enough inputs for everything I have tried with it. There is no internal phono amp. My Transparent phono amp does just fine with it. There are two outputs and a tape loop. I am using the tape loop for my Phillips CDR and it works great recording Lp's digitally. The sound is the best I have heard in my room. The preamp and the monoblocks drive my Shearwater hotrods better than anything I have heard. One cool thing, the preamp and the monoblocks have variable feedback to subtly change the sound. (BTW, the mono's are also switchable from Triode to Pentode, depending upon yur mood and music, really cool!!!)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Purchased At:   factory




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