Audio Horizons TP 2.0 Preamplifier

Anyone famaliar with the manufacturer,and in particular
this pre amp.The credentials and testimonials seem
impressive.The advertised 10 day audition is appealing.
I see Josephs new 845 tubed SET amp in two versions is in production.Who's gonna be first,I nominate Sherod.
wanted to update folks on some mods that i did to my unit which changed the character of the player:

1) V-caps for coupling caps (biggest improvement you can make for clarity, dynamics)
2) signal wiring harness upgrade: the silver-plated copper thats stock has a forwardness in the upper midrange / lower treble i found objectionable. replacing it with mundorf silver/gold ($8 / ft. god i'm dumb) helped town that down while making things more liquid and listenable
3) replacing all DC wiring (stock is 24ga, which does limit dynamcis when compared to the 18ga vampire wire i put in)
4) replacing RCA jacks w/ Eichmanss...really one of the best jacks out there, again removing upper midrange glare (slightly). if nothing else, replace the output RCAs (inputs are VERY tough to do)

(of course, unit responds very well to vibration damping & mass loading)

if you're very adept at DIY, you can do these in a day. if you dont feel comfortable removing the volume pot & drilling new holes in chassis (required), best send it to Joseph as i believe he's incorporating these mods as well (i've gone back & forth with him on these things).

minor attention to detail makes a bargain player into something competitive with $14k players (i know, i A/B'd them and it was a "pick what you prefer" outcome rather than "this is clearly better than that").

amazing. just amazing.
I have heard the TA 18 amp. It is an EL34 SET. It is excellent. The 845 SET amp is still being tested by Joseph.
Since you are the one who started this thread, I think that you should be the first to try the new amp. Only fair. (o: