Marsh Sound Designs P2000 Preamplifiers

4.13/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $1195.00


Product Description

Line Stage Preamplifier


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

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2017

Bottom Line:   
Once this preamp is connected to a good power amp, it is only then you will see what a great preamp P2000 truly is. I have had several solid state preamps and this one became the keeper for myself. It is very dynamic and transparent with full sounding vocals and the sound (midrange) is on par with some of the good tube preamps I have previously used but with a more solid bass and without the hassle of tube replacement.

The interior reveals a dual mono layout with quality parts and two transformers (one per channel), very clean and well thought out circuit. My advice is to get one if you see this preamp for sale. The longer this preamp is left on the better and more smooth and revealing it sounds. I have owned the Marsh tube preamp and can confirm the P2000 easily beats it in all areas.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ed P a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2017

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful sounding preamp. A bit forward in the mids and highs (most likely due to the nasty sounding AudioCaps). Tons of imaging and detail. Very fast sounding. Tight, deep bass.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by LorenReale@aol.com a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2004

Bottom Line:   
There's something very important to know about this preamp, it takes about a month of regular use to break in. In the first week I thought," boy this is just not going to work out." But things got much better with time. It has an openness with vocals , percussion and well recorded source material that is a joy to listen to.

The next item is that a poorly recorded CD will not sound better because of this preamp. If anything, the weaknesses become more apparent.

If you have a problem or question, Marsh is a bit slow to respond, but once you have their attention, they are very helpful.

If you are breaking out of mid-fi land, this is a great step up. Marsh recommends Monster M1000 interconnects with this unit. This is to be expected as the principals at Marsh work for Monster.

A very open and musical preamp once broken in. It is also extremely neutral, which will bother people that like a 'bright' sound. There are no bass/treble controls on the unit.

Lastly, this is a Class 'A' component and takes full advantage of the signal. Also , many feel this solid state version sounds better than Marsh's tube model of this preamp.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   a gift



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by beejay a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I tried this pre-amp after several magazine reviews. I found it very disappointing compared to other preamps in this price range. Just sounded very boring.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Purchased At:   dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin66 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I can't believe there aren't more reviews of this pre-amp. It's a wonderful piece and for the price you can't beat it.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon




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