Van Alstine Transcendence Eight Preamplifiers

Transcendence Eight

Pure vacuum tube pre-amp.

User Reviews (1)

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Dave King   AudioPhile [Dec 02, 2008]

transparent very alive sound.


Frank does not send one to every man woman and child in the country.

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!

Customer Service

Rarely needed, but if so Frank is as good as it gets.

Similar Products Used: Audible Illusions, digital front ends (DEQX)
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