cheap worthwhile pre amps?

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    Coda II getting there slowly

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    context is improving the office system at minimal outlay

    already done USB soundcard and separate DAC, which were both worthwhile and inexpensive - so now looking to amplification

    possibility of a class D power amp but would need a pre as well so:

    Promitheus - would like to try one having heard a Music First, but at £200 new (though much less then the MF) is still too much in this context

    other suggestions please
     
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    Joolsburger

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    rotel RC850 or somesuch cheap as chips.
     
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    Levi_501 Its in The Jeans...

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    I have a Rega Cursa that I am not using since I bought the Music First
     
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    nando nando

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    how about a cheap m.f x-pre v3 ? nando
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    you could go for a DIY effort with some B&O ice modules.

    If your budget is genuinely naff-all, a Sonic T.

    I use the Sonic T with my missions in the study. Sounds alright. Certainly as good as I could want for £25. Being diddy sized, it doesnt take up much real estate either.

    Cheers
    Chris
     
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    Coda II getting there slowly

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    should it make a difference, what we don't need on this occasion are:

    multiple inputs, phono stage or even remote control

    quite happy to look at something a bit different in this context

    (thanks for the suggestions so far though - hadn't thought rega would be anywhere near budget)
     
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    Coda II getting there slowly

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    Chris - crossed in the post - need a bit of power for the office speakers (kefkit 3) so no T amp. ICEmodules would still need a volume control, and it's that bit that I'm exploring at present.
     
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    felix part-time Horta

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    I've got a Rega Brio integrated (matches the Mk1 Planet) that would likely drive the Kefs quite well (40W/ch) and I'm not looking for much for it. Or could just post it down to for you to use while you hunt for something better!
     
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