Yes I’m still using the preamp and still love it.
Not sure how I responded to the wrong member but my post below from earlier today was intended for you. Hattor’s The Big Preamp is a very good sounding preamp and a great value. Let us know if you have any specific questions.
I appreciate the replies!
My current situation:
I have a new 3 stage 300b amp from Radu Tarta. It is amazing! The catch is that it doesn't need my Radu 26 DHT preamp infront of it. So I'm looking at going the passive route. I currently have a Luminous Audio Axiom w/ Walker mods on loan from an audio buddy. It's great! With the exception that I miss the body that the DHT preamp adds to the system. The Axiom for lack of better terms sound detailed and quick but that midrange warmth is tough to lose.
I have a Django TVC that will be here Monday and I've been talking with Arek about a Khozmo withers the AMRG and the opamp added so I can have the gain if needed down the road.
My question is will I get more body to the sound with the TVC or the higher end Khozmo? I love all of the positives that come with the Axiom though.
I have owned most every type of passive device. In my opinion, a TVC is the warmest of all. I wouldn’t say it has more body, but definitely a warmer sound while still retaining the transparency of a passive. TVCs aren’t quite as transparent as an LDR or resistor based passive.
The Hattor is the first resistor passive I have liked. Mine has the AMRT resistors from AMT Trans. Similar to the AMRG but according to Arek, even better. I am pairing it with an Aric Super 300B amplifier and the result is to my liking. I feel like I get all the goodness of the 300B tube with incredible transparency.
The Hattor Audio Big passive is a stone cold bargain IMHO.