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  • JCOConnell
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    remote operation of power, volume, absolute phase,mute
    balance control
    stereo mono switch
    tape loop(s)
    switched ac outlet ( for hours meter,)
    output trigger
    analog pot volume control
    oops: I forgot to mention all tubed signal path
    Last edited by JCOConnell; 02-08-2016, 06:36 PM.

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  • MylesBAstor
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    Originally posted by BillH View Post
    What features, in addition to great sound, are important to you in a line level preamplifier for a high end system? For example, do you a) have to have, b) want, or c) not want features like the following: mute switch, balance control, tone control, remote operation, digital display, surround sound pass through, etc. etc. I tend to be a minimalist. But I ma curious what others think. Thanks.

    remote operation (very few [only one] company comes without remote operation?) --for me an absolute necessity
    balanced/single ended input and outputs
    mute switch
    balance control (tape people can use this if no one else)
    digital display (as Allen said can be turned off)
    user programmable settings for each input (so I don't blast my ear out accidentally when going from one input to another)
    absolute phase (?) remote control
    stereo/mono (?)

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  • 1morerecord2clean
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    Originally posted by BillH View Post
    What features, in addition to great sound, are important to you in a line level preamplifier for a high end system? For example, do you a) have to have, b) want, or c) not want features like the following: mute switch, balance control, tone control, remote operation, digital display, surround sound pass through, etc. etc. I tend to be a minimalist. But I ma curious what others think. Thanks.
    Mute not necessary But ok
    Mono yes
    Balance yes
    Tone no
    Remote not necessary but ok if no interference with sound
    Digital display always good
    Home theater no

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  • nc42acc
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    A remote volume control and tubes!

    Sorry I need to edit.........fully differential balanced circuit input to output..........and tubes.
    Last edited by nc42acc; 02-08-2016, 05:56 PM.

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  • allenh
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    Hi Bill,

    I only need/would like these features in my preamp of choice:
    - digital display that automatically turns off after last operation. This way I can keep the pre on 24/7 without worrying about LED burning out.
    - remote
    - mute button would be nice, but not necessary

    I used to need a HT bypass, and had that in my Rowland pre, but no longer need that in my new setup.

    HTH.

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  • Steve Lefkowicz
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    A balance control and a remote! All the remote really needs to do is volume and mute, but other functions are good too. Oh, and a fixed level output to hook up to a headphone amp.

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  • BillH
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    Features in a Line level Preamp???

    What features, in addition to great sound, are important to you in a line level preamplifier for a high end system? For example, do you a) have to have, b) want, or c) not want features like the following: mute switch, balance control, tone control, remote operation, digital display, surround sound pass through, etc. etc. I tend to be a minimalist. But I ma curious what others think. Thanks.
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