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    SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

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    demarko69

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    SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

    Post by demarko69 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:14 pm

    I am looking at Roy's SP10 as a preamp to my VTA120. Has anyone heard one? Or better yet have one they can offer up a basic review.
    How well does  it match up to the VTA amps , tubes used, burnin time, overall impressions.

    thanks


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    Dave_in_Va

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    Re: SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

    Post by Dave_in_Va on Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:33 pm

    I used to have an SP 10 (with a PH 10 built in) and it was pretty nice. Certainly better than the older commercial solid state integrated amp gear I used to have.
    But then I upgraded to an SP 14/PH 14. No comparison. If you can swing an SP 14 I'd highly recommend it.
    (Power amp is an VTA ST 70.)
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    Zimmer64

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    Re: SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

    Post by Zimmer64 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:00 pm

    I have and use a SP14 with a VTA ST70 in my main system. Daily. Not exactly what you asked for, but in the ball park. I would recommend both to a friend. The aforementioned components replaced reputable pre (with separate power supply) and mono power amplifiers costing factors more and I never looked back (I use this 12k+ worth of stuff now with my TV.....). I have also tried a passive preamp, a Pass B1 buffer as well as a Bottlehead Quickie, none of which is close to the SP14 and I believe a SP10 is not far from there.

    Hope this gives you some idea.

    Michael

    demarko69

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    Re: SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

    Post by demarko69 on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:41 pm

    thx, but im referring to the current model listed
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    Re: SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

    Post by tubes4hifi on Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:52 pm

    Demarko,
    did you get the PM I sent you? a copy of a response from a recent SP10 buyer.
    I didn't want to post a private email on a public forum.

    demarko69

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    Re: SP10 preamp reviews? anyone have one?

    Post by demarko69 on Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:57 pm

    yes just saw it , thank you

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