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Ray Samuels Audio The Stealth Reviews

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RSA The Stealth

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Pros: Classic 6SN7 sound; full preamp features

Cons: Not good for low impedance headphones

This is NOT a full review, but really just a rating.  I have owned The Stealth for quite a while.  While one of Ray's older models, it still provides outstanding sound for medium-high impedance headphones, and works exceptionally well as a preamp.  It provides 90% of the sound quality as my three times as expensive Cary SLP-05 as a preamp.  As a headphone amp, it's a little on the warm and dark side, but still with excellent detail.  I prefer using the 12BH7 as the input tube, for a little livelier sound.   If you need a multi-input preamp with a excellent headphone out, want lots of tube-rolling options, and have headphones of medium or high impedance, then this is an amp worthy of...
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