B&K Components CS115/117 Preamplifiers

CS115/117

Line preamplifier with passive and active circuits, no tone controls(115), dual RCA outputs, no phono stage. CD, Tuner, Line 1, Line 2, aux/phono,
Balance, Bass&Treble(CS117), no tone controls(CS!!%),1/4" headphone socket. there is version with BNC(balanced) outputs.

User Reviews (1)

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KitR   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 06, 2008]
Strength:

WELL balanced sound quality in both passive and active modes with no detectable difference, which gives in effect 2 preamps for one: passive for Acoustic music and active for Rock; excellent features and ease of use. Extremely quiet, regardless of input. Compact design and size.

Weakness:

that sticking tape monitor switch!

Had a power surge meltdown and lost my old system, including a tubed Pro5 which I loved. But there had been problems. Not so with this little beauty, except for a sticking tape -monitor switch. I really could not be more pleased with it: excellent quality sound - from all perspectives; most especially spectral balance - and it has all the control flexibility one could want. I shall get another if this one packs up for sure. Was also able to "Tube buffer" my Oppo UDP with a pair of ART MP Studio mic pre-preamps and they plugged in with no discernable increase in noise and CD/SACD/DVD-A's on tubes give my vinyl a REAL run for the money.
Mainstream convenience with audiophile sound quality in sum-up.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: Quantum 201;Meridian 204 ; Musical Fidelity "the Preamp; B&K Pro 5 w/tube output stage.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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