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thadman
12-05-2006, 05:21 PM
just wondering, whats the purpose of a pre-amp and why do they cost so **** much?

joetama
12-05-2006, 09:32 PM
Well, same purpose a receiver has, switch and volume control....

thadman
12-05-2006, 09:49 PM
Why do they cost so much then?

joetama
12-05-2006, 09:57 PM
Why do they cost so much then?

Impedence matching and they are built to be as colorless as possible.


What ones are you looking at??

thadman
12-05-2006, 10:06 PM
Adcom

Dont all pre-amps do the same thing? I mean, as long as it isnt a terrible design, it should fine, right? The same issue with amps...or maybe im missing something:crap:

acold7dusta
12-05-2006, 10:22 PM
curious on this as well.

dgr00s
12-05-2006, 10:25 PM
do you have a link? i didnt know they sold those as separate units?

BoomBoomBoy
12-05-2006, 11:18 PM
just wondering, whats the purpose of a pre-amp and why do they cost so **** much?


Basically a receiver w/o a built in amplifier. Quality is important, and yes, Adcom makes a pretty mid fi pre-amp.