Noticed a anthem tube pre on eBay. This was from back when it was the affordable division of Sonic Frontiers. I'll bet that this pre sounds great. My gut is that $499 is a bit much for this item, but I have no real data for that. At $350 I'd probably go for it.
I I think the Bellari tube preamp is around that cost and gets good press.
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Being that I stopped waiting for emotiva's preamp and baught a Jolida one this of course means emotiva will announce theirs anytime now.
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I just wish I knew what moderately priced meant haha. It can mean very different things to different people especially when it comes to tubes as they are generally fairly expensive in the first place.
Pure speculation on my part about what moderately priced means but here's my thought , with the XPR line being TOTL & most expensive emotiva gear then going by the XPR numbers "moderately priced " emotiva gear should be less expensive than top of the line emotiva products .
I personally find even the most expensive emotiva products to be moderately priced , you can spend as much or more when buying Crown pro amplifiers that look like crap .
Im also wondering when we can expect some information from Emotiva staff regarding the tube equipment , even if it's to tell us it's going to be another 6 to 12 months , bad news is preferable to no news at all , Emotiva staff , please tell us something regarding the tube line .
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Glad I didn't wait - I picked up a Cary Audio SLP-03 back in February and I've been enjoying it nearly every day since. If I had waited until now expecting a product to arrive and still had no word on its release I'd be really upset.