PrimaLuna DiaLogue Three Preamplifiers

5/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $2499.00

Product Description

• Dual-mono, all tube preamplifier
• Tube Rectified with two 5AR4s.
• Newly designed power transformers resulting in a preamp that weighs 53 lbs.
• New front-end design using all 12AU7s lowers noise and increases low level resolution.
• New PTP circuit: if amp overheats, it cuts power, allows for cool down, then resets.
• SoftStart™ circuitry extends component and tube life.
• Premium parts including ALPS Blue Velvet volume control; Nichicon, Swellong and Solen caps, fast recovery diodes.
• True Home Theater Bypass.
• Five line level inputs, one RCA tape output, two RCA pre outputs.
• Full-function remote controls all preamp and CD functions.
• Fully ventilated chassis with high-gloss, five-stage, hand-rubbed, black-sapphire finish.
• Removable tube cage.
• Available with black or silver faceplate.

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

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2011

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a Tube preamp w/HT bypass give the Primaluna Dialogue 3 an audition. Fit and finish is equal to anything at twice the price. I auditioned CJ, BAT, and Cary and this unit was up to all of them. Soundstage is deep and wide and matched w/my modified Threshold T-50's my Aerials never sounded better. The dialogue matches well w/solidstate amps. I mention this because of the HT/bypass many people will be using it w/surround sound systems which in most cases have solid state amps. The tubes that came w/the Dialogue 3 were good but I decided to kick it up a notch and replaced the 4 12AU7's w/4 matched Military Grade NOS RCA 6189 JRC Black Plate 12AU7WA's from 1962. The sound went from A to A++. Not many reviews out there on this unit but if your looking for something in this catagory it's worth the audition. The sources I'm using a 25 yr. old Linn Sondek lp12 and a McIntosh MVP-851 CD/DVD player.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010

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