Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson
I did? I have never used the CJ.
Thank you for the gentle nudge in the direction of accuracy. I, too, value attributions that are accurate. My apologies to Kal Rubinson for sloppy and confusing writing. My focus was on the P7. To cure any inaccuracies my statement may have caused, Kal Rubinson wrote:
Originally Posted by rockets63
What about the Conrad Johnson MET1 preamp?I have not tried it but I'll bet it sounds like a C-J.
With my interest in the P7, what I intended to communicate for the purposes of this thread was merely a perfunctory "glimpse" or perspective of the P7 relative to several other pre-amps provided by a knowledgeable person. It's best just to provide Kal Rubinson's quote and the context in which it was offered:
Originally Posted by JMAUSGP
You might try a McCormack MAP-1, found on Audiogon about 1k. It is an analog multi-channel pre-amp that will let your Oppo breath in true multi-channel formats. If you search the web you will find some very good reviews on the MAP-1.
It also handles 2-channel well and has a ARM circuit that will turn your two channel sources, like Redbook CDs on your BDP83SE into 5.1 channel experience.
And if you really like the stock MAP-1, you can send it in to Steve McCormack at SMc Audio and he will upgrade it so that it plays with the very best pre-amps out there. This might cost a bit, but IMO it was worth it.Steve's upgrade might be worth the effort but I would not pick a stock MAP-1 over a stock P-7 for sound quality. The Bel Canto Pre6 is another story, as is the Audio Research MP-1.
I felt obliged to clear up any misleading impression especially as it concerns another person.