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    The Acurus looks like a good unit, several people use them here. I have not gotten one because you can't hook a record player up. You can get away with a little DJ preamp so you can use MM and MI carts but I use a LOMC and that can get expensive for a high quality SUT
    "I really can't begin to describe what happens at that frequency when you hit that SPL, but it's serious. We saw a mouse stagger out of a crack in the concrete floor and die"
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    What is the reason for all the interest in this Acurus preamp ?
    Is it the remote ability? Switching functions? Gain? Build quality? Its just a high level preamp (no phono ) so whats makes it better than any other
    preamp with high level inputs if you are just playing digital (cd's etc) ?

    If you are playing vinyl, its all about the quality of the phono section and the cartridge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMike View Post
    What is the reason for all the interest in this Acurus preamp ?
    Is it the remote ability? Switching functions? Gain? Build quality? Its just a high level preamp (no phono ) so whats makes it better than any other
    preamp with high level inputs if you are just playing digital (cd's etc) ?

    If you are playing vinyl, its all about the quality of the phono section and the cartridge.
    Yes.......
    I had the nations problems figured out one night while on blah blah blah........ huh?

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    Screw it
    The reviews on this preamp, were awesome and it Has been tested and raved about here. Plus, it looks nice next to a wopl.

    http://www.audioreview.com/cat/ampli...0_1591crx.aspx
    Last edited by WOPL Sniffer; 12-26-2017 at 12:30 PM.
    I had the nations problems figured out one night while on blah blah blah........ huh?

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    Screw it
    I still think I'll hijack one of the inputs and build a phono pre into the RL11. Maybe I'll have my favorite engineer gin me up a skizmo and I'll have some boards built and do some research. There IS enough room to mount a stand alone inside it. With enough attention to noise, it is worth pursuing. And, maybe it could include MM/MC both.....

    Cool huh?
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    Thanks Perry.
    The reason I asked. I got a new OPPO 203 for Merry Christmas . So I'm finally going to build an all Digital stereo and surround system
    No analog. My vinyl system won't be part of this setup.

    So I'm considering the Acurus for digital playback. So have you ever A/B'd the Acurus to just running a cd player direct into your WOPL ?
    What is the Acurus adding or removing?

    For the price, the Acurus is a deal, compared to some of the new stuff out .

    If you want to try something that will give a MC/MM set-up a back seat for vinyl playback, try a Strain Gauge cartridge.

    https://www.dagogo.com/soundsmith-sg...tridge-system/

    Jm
    Last edited by JustMike; 12-27-2017 at 08:06 PM.


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    Here ya go Mike....a complete testing...


    http://forums.phxaudiotape.com/showt...est-And-Review
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    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    Here ya go Mike....a complete testing...


    http://forums.phxaudiotape.com/showt...est-And-Review
    Just read it and then pulled out the manual for the Perreaux SA3 which shows figures below

    Frequency Response

    20Hz-50kHz +/- 0.25 dB

    Noise (Inputs Loaded)

    A weighted -108dB

    Unweighted -104dB

    RIAA Accuracy

    +/-0.25 dB

    Phase Accuracy

    +/- 1 degree 20-20kHz all inputs

    Distortion (THD and IMD)

    Less then 0.009%, 20-20kHz at rated sensitivity, rising to 0.08% at 15V output at 1kHz into 10k ohms or higher. Less then 0.08% at 100kHz at rated output into 10k ohms

    Says also the SA3 can be used with ANY phono cartridge known

    So how does that compare as I can't decipher Lee's test readings on the Acurus in the same way as the Perreaux SA3 manual?

    BTW, the Perreaux is Dual Mono Class A so I don't know if that makes a difference
    Last edited by Northwinds; 12-26-2017 at 04:04 PM.
    "I really can't begin to describe what happens at that frequency when you hit that SPL, but it's serious. We saw a mouse stagger out of a crack in the concrete floor and die"
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    The only toilet I have seen that didnt swirl was in a trailor
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    Quote Originally Posted by laatsch55 View Post
    Here ya go Mike....a complete testing...


    http://forums.phxaudiotape.com/showt...est-And-Review
    Thanks Lee.
    I remember this thread now. Your testing and Joe's comments in reference to the line level "straight Line" sound puts this unit above
    most in its time period and class.
    I don't need a built in phono section, but will be looking for one with remote.

    Jm


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    You're welcome Mike...
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    " You have not reached the point of diminishing returns, you've just ran out of money

    " The Pioneer U-24, unfortunately, is just too expensive and rare to find. That's why I have one."--Nando-2014

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