The preamp is based on the 6SN7 tube, which has always been one of my favorites. The bigger octal tubes like the 6SN7 have a much more relaxed, fuller, and richer sound than the smaller tubes like the 12AX7, 12AU7 or 12AT7 tubes used in many other preamps. You get all of the detail with no brightness.
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Balanced Passive Preamp
an experience never heard before. Our 6SN7 Tube Preamplifier with separate power supply has a sound that is just stunning. It produces a wide and deep soundstage with a 3D dimension. Fantastic separation of vocals and instruments with clarity and tone like you have never heard before. Parts selection includes custom transformers, capacitors, resistors, a beautiful remote volume control and gorgeous brass knobs.
The ultimate amplifier for STAX headphones has arrived. 3ES is the result of 10+ years in experience building electrostatic amplifiers. Employing 6SN7 driver tubes pushing four 300B power tubes and a 274B rectifier tube to achieve a musical experience unmatched by others before it.
With the use of highest quality parts and components, the C1600 is simply The Best preamplifier that we have ever built. C1600 Preamplifier Features: New integrated power curcuit with illuminated pushbutton power ON/OFF switches. Low noise tube line stage featuring (4) 6SN7 vacuum tubes.
Among the best ever made of the 6SN7 dual triode type tubes. One single in stock that is the short tubular shape, Mullard made for Haltron in Haltron box, labelled 6SN7GT, grey glass. Nothing comes close in quality of sound of these tubes.
A preamp that used 101D was very highly regarded for many years, and other manufacturers released similar, less engineered models. Today, the Supratek DHT Cabernet uses a 6SN7 driver stage with 300B output tubes, but has a switch and servo system that also allows the use of 45 and 2A3 tubes.