I just wanted to bump this thread. A reputable American company announces a (relatively) affordable balanced tube amp, and nobody cares. But when the latest FOTM Chinese thing comes out, everyone wets their diapers? Why?
i am seriously considering getting this amp... for now i understand that jack will not be offering the premium parts upgrade on this unit... does that really make much of a difference?... b/c if it does id just assume wait until he offers that as an option before placing my order
hey i have another question regarding this amp... one of the things that i have always also wanted with such an amp is an option to have a remote control to regulate the volume without having to be right next to the amp.... jack told me that i could add a balanced preamp out and use the volume control on my preamp to regulate the volume, but he told me that it was not the optimal solution... would anybody know why that is? i mean if i get the balanced preamp output added to the unit i could always use the volume control on the unit itself instead of running thru my preamp, but what is the disadvantage to using a preamp to control the volume? im not sure if this makes any difference, but i am using a krell kav250p preamp; although it's nearly 10 years old it's supposed to be a very good one... any input on this?
WA22 silver or black: $1900
Replacing the RCA to XLR balanced input costs $150.
that makes no sense,
there is already both an RCA and an XLR input.
If you do go for preamp output, let us no how it sounds as a preamp.
I would ask Jack first tho what he thinks of its preamp circuit considering the amp was designed for headphones first I think. (I'm guessing)