Having never owned a tube amp, I am considering dipping my toe in.
I got a loan of an older Copland CT014 hybrid for about a month and loved the textured sound and Dynamics.
I have a pair of good quality class D mono blocs ( http://www.cherryamp.com/#!king-desktop-maraschino-dtm/c1pfh) and was thinking about putting a tube preamp in front of them.
Would be playing almost exclusively digital sources through a good quality DAC (DACDAC from same supplier as monos).
Croft seems like the "obvious" value for money choice in the UK but I have just noticed a 2nd hand Raysonic C200 at AudioEmotion and would be very interested to know how that might compare and whether £900 would seem a reasonable price to pay for the Raysonic?
Also would anyone happen to know the physical dimensions of the Raysonic and whether or not it has a phono stage (although I mostly use digital I do occasionally spin some vinyl) ?
I am rather constrained by space (which was why I sadly had to return the Copland).
Any other suggestions for a good physically small tube pre with a phono stage at a "sensible" price point would be welcome.
Yeah it is kinda like an odd one lol. I wanted the larger cores but I don't need all the inputs and outputs of a standard Classic, so I asked Mr Billington nicely whether he could do a Classic V2 with only the I/O like a Baby Classic.
Lovely monos Ben and WG
Inspired by Mark's excellent ICM, I revisited an old image of mine. Not the best, but gives me something to build / improve on. I like ICMs as they look great printed. I might try printing this one onto some Fotospeed Smooth Cotton A3+ paper that I have here...
Three by Amar Sood, on Flickr
Fuji X-Pro1 / XF18mm f2 R