Pre-amp: Burson Pre-160 with stepper volume control
Power Amp: Ampslab Bi240 (240watts rms per channel class AB, DIY built)
Speakers: Ampslab Vifa Premium line based 2 way monitors (DIY built)
Interconnects: Ixos 104, 63 conductor OFC
Speaker cable: Audioquest Bi wire OFC
Sorry for the delay in my feedback on your Pre-160 pre-amp with stepper attenuator, I really wanted to let it settle in along with my new Musical Fidelity A1008 cd player before giving feedback as follows: –
Bass goes very low and is tight, vocals on good recordings are clear and extremely realistic / emotive, Instruments on good recordings are also very realistic – for example high notes on the piano jump out of the top of the speakers, On less busy music you can hear drums / bongos in great detail right down to the drummers stick or bongo players hands striking the skin of the instrument. Electronic stereo effects are also exceptionally sharp and precise and really jump out at you.
I have taken a risk buying the Pre-160 from the other side of the world without hearing or seeing one however I did look carefully at the level of discrete electronics aimed at sound quality, build and reviews. What can I say – the risk paid off. This is one of the first items of audio equipment that I have no desire to replace or upgrade.
Thanks again for a great product, my system is now at a level where I can relax and enjoy the music.