Manley Laboratories Purist Preamplifiers


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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jpswanberg   AudioPhile [Dec 03, 2003]

great sound enough inputs and outputs great synergy with Retro 100's tube sound can be "tuned" with variable feedback


none that I have found

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!!!)

Similar Products Used: owned: Jolida heard: most well known tube pre- and power amps
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