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May 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM Post #16 of 18

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Every once in a while I run into a passive preamp but never pull the trigger.  Might not be a bad idea for some uses such as active speakers.
 
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The problem is that it's still common to find preamps with upwards of 20dB of gain, which is absolutely ludicrous given that most power amps have input sensitivities of just a volt or two.
 
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May 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM Post #17 of 18

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Every once in a while I run into a passive preamp but never pull the trigger.  Might not be a bad idea for some uses such as active speakers.
 

 
Ultimately it would depends on the length of your cable runs. Resistive-based passives have relatively high output impedances (for example, 2.5k for those based on a 10k potentiometer) so cable capacitance can be a bit problematic for long cable runs, rolling off the high frequencies.
 
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May 28, 2013 at 11:24 PM Post #18 of 18
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I'm also wondering if this is a good deal? If they happen to not work we can get store credit which is fine.

 
If they don't work, you should get a refund
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