Doge8Doge 8 w/ upgraded tubesI am selling the incredible Doge 8 preamp. It has been very highly rated as the best preamp for the money currently available. It features a great sounding phono section as well. The unit is in ...2000.00

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I am selling the incredible Doge 8 preamp. It has been very highly rated as the best preamp for the money currently available. It features a great sounding phono section as well. The unit is in excellent condition and operates flawlessly. It is less than two years old and used sparingly. It includes the upgraded tube package (4 X Tung Sol 12AX7 + 4 X JAN 12AT7 Tubes) and also includes the 8 stock Chinese made tubes. The following is from Arthur Salvatore's website recommending the Doge: "The sound- Let's start with the line stage. Magnificent sums it up. This line stage will compete with any in models costing $ 5,000. It is that good. Not only is it highly transparent and pure, this thing kicks ass. The dynamics, the weight and impact are staggering. If your system is in need of an adrenaline boost, the Doge is the remedy. The Doge line stage makes listening to digital viscerally thrilling in a way a live concert does. Having the remote volume control is a treat, since so many CDs are mastered at varying output levels. It is nice to be able to adjust volume while you sit on your keester. If the Doge was only a line stage preamp, it would be a bargain at its selling price." From the Pacific Valve website (US distributor for Doge): The Doge 8 carries the engineering prowess of the entire Doge line. The 8 tube dual mono design (4 X 12AX7, 4X 12AT7) Doge 8 with 3 power transformers leads the way to detailed sound that is not over ripe. Three outputs are available: Two RCA- and one XLR balanced. The user selects inputs via remote or front panel buttons. These inputs select via a microprocessor controlled gas contact relays with gold plated contacts. The Doge 8 uses a finely matched ALPS potentiometer with a channel balance of less than 0.3 dB. The use of 1% metal film resistors together with the finest WIMA MKP 10 polypropylene capacitors with a minimal 1% tolerance in the phono- stage are standard for the Doge 8. Excellent Phono Preamp The phono section of the Doge 8 is one of its key strengths. Considered by many critics to be the finest, most tonally neutral tube phono section currently available, the design goal of the Doge 8 was to precisely track the prescribed RIAA equalization curves with absolute accuracy. The Doge 8 reaches this with ≤ 0.2 dB. Its supremely quiet high gain circuitry has been designed using an all tube technology to deliver extra-ordinary performance for the broadest possible range of moving coil and moving magnetic cartridges. Quality Throughout The Doge 8 represents a big step ahead, with its frequency range from 5Hz- 200 kHz and lowest distortion down to 0,0009 %, using double layer polypropylene capacitors, selected together with a tolerance of less ≤ 0.5 % as coupling capacitors.
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