This superlative preamp sounds as you would imagine. The sound is HUGE and uber transparent, it being a single gain stage with no cathode
follower, and no global negative feedback. There are only a few DHT preamps out there (I think you can count on one hand) and this is by far the best bang for the buck AFAIK. This should be the last preamp for most people. Just so so so much fun to listen to. Especially when paired with the SIT-2 I'm also selling, the sound is totally immersive and dreamy. This preamp is for people who like their soundstage BIG and their images HOLOGRAPHIC. Seriously, you will never go back to hum drum 12AT7 or tiny 6922 or 6SN7-based preamps after hearing this. It's a gamechanger.
This one comes with the Beequiet attenuator upgrade (a $245 option) as well as various other tweaks like lab grade heavy lead-filled rings for 300Bs (significantly reduces microphonics) as well as some dampers for the EL84s (which are actually really nice but seldom-seen Russian 6N14N-k currently installed here), and dynamat was added to much underside of plate as well as all along inside of wood base (again, this significantly cut microphonics). Most importantly, however, is the superb-sounding Shuguang Black Treasures that bump the sound a good notch above the standard EH 300Bs.
Here is a link to more info about this piece:
The base price for upgraded kit is $1474, another $1050 for assembly (which I think Bottlehead has stopped offerring), $325 for the Black Treasures, $100 for dampers and dynamat, for a total of $2949.
These rarely come up for sale and are no longer available pre-built. Here's your chance to get one already built with some really nice upgrades.
I will cover domestic insured ground and 2.9% PP fee.
Feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best...