Guys, I just bought this about 2 weeks ago here on Audiogon It is a wonderful preamp I am just in the camp of no preamp. To many components and more stuff, I like it simplistic and will have volume on my DAC. But I had to try it after reading so much about it. If I were to use a preamp this would be the one.
This pre has a 5 positive gain adjustment on the back panel as well as a 3 position toggle switch for each mono side. The switch adjusts gain as well, low, med and High. This is remote controlled! It also has Home Theater bypass and two sets of outputs. Below is the ad from Timothy the guy in CA that I bought it from. When I purchased it, the remote was working intermittently so I took it in and have had it repaired. Price $1,900.00 shipped, paypaled out the door. Fair and Reasonable.
"Supratek Chardonay with (V-CAPS) and with remote volume control. It is the more expensive chrome version.
THIS CHARDONNAY SOUNDS MUCH BETTER THAT THE REGULAR CHARDONNAY.
1. V-Caps added by Kevin Covi, (Supratek co-designer).
Adding the V-Caps provided SHOCKING results. Cost $1,000.00.
2. Adding the Revelation Audio Labs umbilical cable provided excellent results. Cost $250.
All stock tubes included plus these extra tubes:
(2) (NOS) Tungsol 5881, cost $150
(2) Vissaux 6F6 (Cryo), purchased from Tube World, cost $100
(2) National Union (NOS), 6F6, cost $40
(1) Bendix (Cryo) 6106, purchased from Tube World, cost $70
(2) Raytheon 6sngt purchased from Upscale Audio, cost $150.
Upgraded fuses also included, cost $60.
I purchased this Chardonay directly from Supratek in Australia. There are a couple of flaws as can be seen from the pictures. The flaws are on the power supply and are not very noticeable when the unit is in the rack. I purchased this unit with the flaws from Supratek because I did not want to wait 12 weeks for a new unit. I
received $200 discount for the flaws. "
Let me know if you have any questions. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org