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Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controls for Preamps!

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  • Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controls for Preamps!

    Dave Slagle (from Intact Audio... was kind enough to provide my a pair of his prototype latest & greatest Autoformer volume controls (see some details here..., which I had installed (by tube guru & fabricator John Wiesner) on my Loesch & Wiesner preamp (line & phono stage).

    This isn't your everyday circuit board but one made with .9999 silver and the traces are cut on a CNC milling machine.

    Can you say "Transparency"? WOW! Never thought replacing my high quality Japanese-made ALPS volume pots with these heavy transformer-based volume controls would make such an improvement!

    Some pics below...

    Kudos to the Slaglemeister! Well done!

    Well Tempered Reference turntable/ Clearaudio Maestro 2... CD Player: Goldenote Stibbert IV with 60's Mullard 6DJ8's... Preamp: Loesch & Wiesner Western Electric 417A w/Phono & Line Stage... Amplifier: BorderPatrol S10 EXD with Western Electric 300B tubes... Power Conditioner: PI Audio Group UBER buss w/ Furutech receptacles... Cables: Triode Wire Labs Cable loom... Speaker: 1974 Klipsch Klipschorn (KB-RO), hot-rodded with all Volti Audio horns and drivers, including the Volti Audio crossover.

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    Once I had heard an Emia silver remote, the lack of transparency in even the best active pre-amps just got in the way too much. I bought the beastie and am living happily ever after. I always thought I would have to give up bass impact, drive, etc. I was entirely mistaken.
    Last edited by DRCope; 03-20-2017, 09:07 AM. Reason: iPad's autofuckery got me.


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      Have you ever have the original silver ones? I've got the originals and love them. I've seen the prototypes but haven't heard them yet, hint, hint!

      Fairchild 750 in OMA slate plinth, Miyajima Kansui, AprilSound RIAA, EMIA step-up, Bent Audi TAP-X pre, Ayre C5x SACD, Innuos Zen Mini, CAD 1543 MK II DAC, AntiCable Level 1 loom. AprilSound 50 monoblocs, or Shiit Aegir or Museatax MTR-101 monoblocs.