I am now interested in Tube4hifi amp (ST-120) and a pre-amp, but I cannot tell the differences bewteen the pre-amp models/options. The prices seem very close together for most of the models...unless I am just mis-reading the Tubes4HiFi website.
I would greatly appreciate your input on what are differences in the PAS3 & clone models, SP8, SP9, and SP12 pre-amps. In other words, since the prices are relatively close to one vs. another how can I make an intelligent choice...especially to match up with the ST-120 amp?
I can see for sure one difference on my own (base/treble controls on PAS3 & it's clone & SP9)...
Therefore, I'd like your opinon on haveing vs. not-having the base/treble controls.
FYI, I would like to play vinyl records....so I am not sure if I need a Phono-preamp with some of the models (esp. the SP8,9,12) or not.......So if I do, I'd appreciate your insight on the various phono-pre-amp choices too.
FYI, I haven't picked out speakers yet...the only one's I've seen at a local store are the Bowers-Wilkins...either CM8 or even CM5....but I've spent 'zero-time' on selecting speakers at this point.
Bottomline...I am looking for advice on a 'total' package for the following components: 1) pre-amp, 2) phono-amp?, and 3) amp.
I hope this isn't too much to ask...I know it's a lot....