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Anonymous
September 24, 2004 10:21:12 PM

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Bought a clean-looking P3000 on ebay shipped for @$250, sounds good to these
peanut-gallery ears. Thanks all.

Ahem... now I need a home-hifi style preamp for 2-channel stereo (or keep the
old CM Labs CC3?). Recommendations? --Tom P.
Anonymous
September 24, 2004 11:41:27 PM

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"Tom Paterson" <dustoyevsky@aol.comnospam> wrote in message
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> Bought a clean-looking P3000 on ebay shipped for @$250, sounds good to
these
> peanut-gallery ears. Thanks all.
>
> Ahem... now I need a home-hifi style preamp for 2-channel stereo (or keep
the
> old CM Labs CC3?). Recommendations? --Tom P.

What do you plan to run through it? How many inputs? Any of them from
turntables? Any of them balanced? How much do you need in the way of
controls? Tone controls? Stereo/mono switch?

Peace,
Paul
Anonymous
September 24, 2004 11:51:27 PM

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>From: "Paul Stamler"

>What do you plan to run through it? How many inputs? Any of them from
>turntables? Any of them balanced? How much do you need in the way of
>controls? Tone controls? Stereo/mono switch?

CD player now. Tuner, turntable as we go. No balanced lines planned. Controls
could be just treble/bass/volume. I use the low filter on the CC3, sometimes
reverse, mono settings. High filter, "loudness" on the CC3 also used sometimes.
Mostly for living room listening, also woodshedding parts when others aren't
around to drive up the walls. Thanks for your questions, I know this isn't
rec.homehifi but (ahem) I'm looking for expertise... --TP
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Anonymous
September 25, 2004 12:17:34 AM

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"Tom Paterson" <dustoyevsky@aol.comnospam> wrote in message
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> >From: "Paul Stamler"
>
> >What do you plan to run through it? How many inputs? Any of them from
> >turntables? Any of them balanced? How much do you need in the way of
> >controls? Tone controls? Stereo/mono switch?
>
> CD player now. Tuner, turntable as we go. No balanced lines planned.
Controls
> could be just treble/bass/volume. I use the low filter on the CC3,
sometimes
> reverse, mono settings. High filter, "loudness" on the CC3 also used
sometimes.
> Mostly for living room listening, also woodshedding parts when others
aren't
> around to drive up the walls. Thanks for your questions, I know this isn't
> rec.homehifi but (ahem) I'm looking for expertise... --TP

If the CM is working well and sounds good to you, you probably don't need to
replace it. If you do, assuming your budget isn't astronomical, preamps from
NAD or Adcom would probably suit your needs fine.

Peace,
Paul
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 1:16:06 AM

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Tom Paterson <dustoyevsky@aol.comnospam> wrote:
>
>Ahem... now I need a home-hifi style preamp for 2-channel stereo (or keep the
>old CM Labs CC3?). Recommendations? --Tom P.

If you are just using line stage and don't mind the noise, keep the CC3.
There is something very evil about the phono stage that I am probably still
under NDA about.

If you don't need tone controls and you don't need a phono stage, consider
a passive box.

Otherwise, Adcom and Parasound both make some decent mid-fi preamps.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 5:00:02 AM

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>From: "Paul Stamler"

>If the CM is working well and sounds good to you, you probably don't need to
>replace it. If you do, assuming your budget isn't astronomical, preamps from
>NAD or Adcom would probably suit your needs fine.

Thanks for the responses, appreciated. BTW, I'm running that amp through a pair
of old CS 663 DX Pioneer speakers, which combo is at least doing a very nice
job on Motown bass sound (it's 1964 again around here for a day or so.) --TP
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 5:39:39 AM

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>From: kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey)

>If you are just using line stage and don't mind the noise, keep the CC3.
>There is something very evil about the phono stage that I am probably still
>under NDA about.

Don't know "NDA", and the phono stage may not have worked the last time I tried
(unknown gift turntable) but I appreciate the words, will check out Para and
Adcom, "made in this century". --TP
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 5:39:40 AM

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Tom Paterson wrote:


> Don't know "NDA",


Non-disclosure Agreement, lets them tell you a secret so you can help
them out, without risking the secret.
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 6:54:03 AM

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>From: S O'Neill

[what is NDA]

Shhh. Gracias. Like I said, mine might have broke... --TP
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 8:56:01 PM

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Dyna PAT5
Clean, simple and often available for $30 - 40 on ebay. Everybody seems to
chase the older tube models (PAS etc), but for my cheap Irish tastes the PAT5
is a classic.
KK





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