The finest linestage these ears have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Selling only for personal/financial reasons.
is the rare Remote version with smooth continuous volume control.
It was $1000 more expensive than the dual stepped version and was soon
discontinued. For whatever reason Coincident stopped offering this model and they are seldom seen secondhand.
I recently (about six months ago) bought Psvane's
new Western Electric replica 101Ds ($500+) and I have to say it was a worthwhile
upgrade. They were immediately noticeably better so I quickly dumped the standard
101Ds for peanuts. So this will come with the new WE tubes. Very little
use on them. The sound is positively technicolor and psychedelic the way
it washes over your ears. There's nothing like a good DHT.
preamp simply trounces other linestages (fwiw, my previous references
were VAC Ren Sig, CRL Dude, Nagra PL-L, Atma-Sphere MP-1...and a slew of
other lesser competitors) in the areas of
transparency, soundstage, detail, imaging, life-like tonal color, and
noise. Also, it is a pleasure to use and looks good to boot.
you have never owned a DHT preamp you are in for a real treat. Of the
attributes listed above I think the main standout is transparency
(there's so little in the signal path--this DHT preamp has advantage
over the (very) few other DHT out there in that it does not use any other
driver tubes, nor capacitors in the signal path-- the signal goes
straight from volume pot to 101D for gain and then out through
transformers--that's it.) The other immediately noticeable traits of
this preamp are holographic imaging within a huge expansive soundstage. I am a soundstage freak and the soundstage is so noticeably bigger than any other preamp I've ever used. There seems to be a pretty simple relationship between tube size and soundstage. I thought that 6SN7-based preamps like the Atma-Sphere, The Dude, and Cary SLP-05 threw the biggest soundstages but then this thing came along and kicked it up a notch. If you like a big holographic soundstage then this preamp is probably your wet dream come true.
It is in excellent like new condition, save for one tiny little pin prick on left side of faceplate, see pic . I have original double box for safe packing.
to arrive in perfect working (and looking) order. I rated it 8 just to
be safe but there are no blemishes that I can see. Looks close to
Also, I had a small Tritium capsule (like the stuff
found in wristwatches and EXIT signs) light installed in volume knob
since it is very hard to see in low light where the volume is set.
Tritium is cool because it glows naturally and needs no power or
batteries. So now you can see where the volume knob is at even in the dark.
Buyer to pay shipping and any associated payment fees. Local pick-up always welcome for a discount!
is now proud and excited to introduce the Statement RC ( Remote
Control) Line Stage. This unit is identical to the Statement in every
way with the exception of the following:
- Single variable stereo volume control replacing the TVC dual controls;
- Front panel push button controls for mute, input selector, input and output balanced or unbalanced operation;
- remote control for mute, volume, input selector and input and output balanced or unbalanced operation."