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    Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

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    vanity

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    Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by vanity on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:07 pm

    I've seen one of these advertised and wondering if it would be a good sonic match for my ST70 scratch . Does anyone know anything about this pre, I don't want to bother unless it is a good preamp in its own right.

    I can't find any useful info anywhere study so I'm depending on a super-geek being able to help here. Laughing

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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:58 pm





    The Dynaco MVP-100 is a line stage only tube preamp with three inputs and a volume control. It is circa 1998 and was made by Panor after they acquired Dynaco. I have just seen photos of this preamp. My feeling is that not to many were sold and they are rare. I don't know anything about the circuit or what kind of tubes this preamp used. If any reader knows anything about the Dynaco MVP-100 tube preamp from the late '90's post what you know up here?

    Update on 2/23/11 - It looks like two compactron tubes in there ? Anyone have any other ideas ?

    Bob




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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by Blitzen on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:00 am

    Here's one for sale in Hungary right now:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250763447076
    You can look at some more external pictures, at least...

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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by tubes4hifi on Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:02 am

    my guess is those are just standard 12AU7 type tubes, and it probably sounds alot better than a PAS3, but no phono section. Any tube preamp that works is probably worth $250 since a junk PAS3 costs that much.

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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by Luddite on Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:08 pm

    tubes4hifi wrote:my guess is those are just standard 12AU7 type tubes, and it probably sounds alot better than a PAS3, but no phono section. Any tube preamp that works is probably worth $250 since a junk PAS3 costs that much.

    Roy is essentially correct. Here's a link below to Canuck Audiomart where there was (it's been sold) a new in box MVP-100 for sale. The seller stated that it "comes with a pair of Philips military grade 12AX7 tubes."

    Best Regards,
    Charlie

    http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/93103-dynaco_mvp100_tube_preamplifier_brand_new_in_box/

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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:36 pm

    Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for the info ... Those tubes are 12AX7's. I don't know. I guess from the angle of the photo that tube looked a little "fatter" than normal sort of like a compactron tube instead of a 12AX7 tube ..

    Bob

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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by Luddite on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:15 pm

    Bob Latino wrote:Hi Charlie,

    Thanks for the info ... Those tubes are 12AX7's. I don't know. I guess from the angle of the photo that tube looked a little "fatter" than normal sort of like a compactron tube instead of a 12AX7 tube ..

    Bob

    Bob, I thought the same as you at first. I could even see six of the pins in the left-hand tube, making me think there must be twelve instead of nine. Like you said, it was probably the angle of the photo.

    Best Regards,
    Charlie

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    Re: Dynaco MVP-100 Pre amp

    Post by vanity on Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:36 pm

    Thanks you guys. It was, in fact, the Hugarian one I was interested in. Taking on board what you have just told me, I think it's overpriced.
    Thanks Again Smile

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