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Van Alstine Transcendence Eight
1 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  1299.00
Description: Pure vacuum tube pre-amp.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave King a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Frank's latest all tube design is his best yet - It has dynamic contrast in spades. Bass kicks like a mule if your system goes low enough, and mid bass is punchy and rhythmic. You can't stop yourself from moving and groovin. This pre does highs superbly well too - the full dynamic spectrum from complex and massive to delicate and transcendent, without stepping wrong. All the weight with extension and clarity.

On appropriately mic'd recordings the performers are in the room. Goose bump time. Guess that's the bottom line!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008

Price Paid:    $1299.00

Purchased At:   direct

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