Originally Posted by vcoheda
maybe. but what's the point of going to all that trouble to separate the left and right channels only to then force the signals together into a 1/4 inch single-ended jack. seems to defeat the purpose of dual mono.
Here is what the spec sheet says: "A new "dual-mono" design essentially has dual power sources, dual rectification, dual filters, and dual voltage regulation powering two independent amplifiers, one for each channel! This allows for vastly improved channel separation, reduced cross-talk and minimal intermodulation distortion resulting in expanded sound-stage, imaging precision, and lower overall noise."
I'm not an electrical engineer or designer, so I can't speak to that aspect of the MKV. I am interested in the possibility of the MKV being everything he says it is. For my needs, I would run record out from Tape 2 and be able to listen to any source connected to my pre-amp including my Technics Reel to Reels (RTR), cleanly amplified for headphones. I do this currently with one of my tube amps and it sounds great, but the sound is colored by the tube amp and I'd rather listen to the RTR master recordings un-altered and amplified, if possible, without breaking the bank!
It also has the dual inputs, so I could leave the pre-amp hooked up permanently and use the other input for my Zero DAC/Amp or other portable audio. It opens up quite a few possibilities I don't have right now.