Original owner. FETs in power supply only. Tube only throughout the audio chain.
Each gain stage (meaning each half of each dual triode tube) is independently regulated.
for stereo/mono, low/high gain, filter. 6 sets of inputs; 2 line
outputs. Headphone jack. Don't know if it is possible to do better for
"I highly recommend the Audio by Van Alstine FET Valve
CF Preamp. It is an all-tube design that isn’t crazy expensive like so
many competing products on the market. It has been designed with care to
perform in just about any system I can imagine. And the sound is not
overly mellifluous as one may wrongly expect based on the tube design.
Instead, you get a sound that is accurate, extended, clean and with
lifelike transient response. Sure the tubes add a touch of the golden
hues tube lovers crave, but that doesn’t define or dominate the sound
you hear. It’s simply a natural smoothing of the rough edges adding a
nice bloom to what you hear. The FET Valve CF Preamp is also capable of
excellent staging in both width and depth."
See also Tone Audio review
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