I’ve got the upgrade itch

Thinking about going back to separates.  My current setup is a Primaluna Dialogue Premium Integrated amp.  Since the Primaluna has an HT input, I can do the upgrade in two steps, upgrading the preamp first. I am thinking about a 6SN7 based preamp, such as Sachs, Supratek, or, an Atma-Sphere MP-3 (if I can stretch the budget).

Question, will the preamp switch make a big difference over the preamp stage in the Primaluna??


I would have to say yes just because preamps are so critical to the sound of a system and they can sound so different.  Is the pre section of the PL passive?

I would recommend it, and the Atma-spherica, if you would like to take your system to the next level. The preamp is the heart of a system. Prima Luna is great budget stuff, but Atma-spheric is audiophile stuff. It captures levels of greater nuance… and as you couple it with better associated equipment, it will sound better and better. 

Save up if required. Go for the MP-3. My systems are shown under my ID.