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which 2 channel preamp w/HT bypass?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am looking for a 2 channel preamp w/ HT bypass. I would like to stay under1500.00? I did see a poster rec the citation 7.0? Is it available? What do yall think?

Thanks
John
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by Daddy Freddy View Post

I am looking for a 2 channel preamp w/ HT bypass. I would like to stay under1500.00? I did see a poster rec the citation 7.0? Is it available? What do yall think?

Thanks
John


The Citation 7.0 is a fabulous analog preamp but is no longer in production (alas). Actually it is a multichannel analog preamp (no DD/DTS) that will sound better than most of the high priced pre/pros out there now with surround music. It works great as a 2 channel preamp via its bypass setting. I believe one is available now at Audiogon for $400. Read reviews here (rated 5/5):

http://www.audioreview.com/cat/ampli...3_2719crx.aspx
post #3 of 13
Try to find a used VTL 5.5, I got mine new and it is much more that what you are looking to spend. It is a fantastic tube 2ch preamp with by pass.

Gary
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for yalls thoughts, so....if i wanted to add video -matching 1 of these units to a DVO vp30 would be nice? Am I seeing this right...would I be getting the best of both worlds...great 2 channel along with video connections?
post #5 of 13
All Conrad Johnson preamps have hometheater bypass and sound heavenly in two channel stereo (better than any SS stereo pre, IMHO). The PV14L comes to mind and one is on sale on A'gon for $895.
post #6 of 13
Adcom GFP-750
Classe CP-50
Classe CP-60
Classe CP-65

If you want an intergrated amp with HT bypass input:
Krell KAV-300i

There's lots of options out there. You'll have to decide solid state vs tube vs passive yourself.
post #7 of 13
Thread is a little dusty, but...

Proceed PRE has a HT bypass loop.
post #8 of 13
The Rogue Perseus has MSRP of $1,795. http://www.rogueaudio.com/Products_Perseus.htm
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for yalls input, still looking.....
post #10 of 13
Ayre K-5xe
McIntosh C200 or C1000

OK I know they are not under $1500, but just in case you won the lotto
post #11 of 13
Used Sonic Frontiers Line-2.
post #12 of 13
Daddy Freddy

Check out the Odyssey Candela
post #13 of 13
Krell KCR-3 Used on audiogon $1400ish
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