Preamp Deal of the Century

If anyone is looking for a true "World Class" preamp at a very fair price..heed my advice. I just recieved a Supratek Syrah preamp that was hand built by Mick Maloney in Western Australia, and it is absolutely beautiful! This preamp is the best deal you will ever find. I would put it up against any preamp out there for both looks and sound. Price? $2500 for the Syrah (includes Killer Phono stage). Not into phono? Try the Chardonney line stage for $2100. Don't get me wrong, I am not associated with this company. I am just a very happy owner! This preamp is VERY dynamic, yet liquid. It conveys the sound of music better than any other preamp that I have ever heard! You can check out the Supratek website at www.

I must be living under a rock as I never heard of Supratek,
I need to go through Margaret River again.

Also there is a some other work being down down south in the state. 

Cortese LCR arrived last week. Took about a month from order to delivery if I was willing to forego bling and go with powder coat. It’s in a dedicated room that not any people see, so, fine by me. First serious tube amp replacing Freya. With only a couple dozen hours on it, it’s showing hints of what’s to come. The line stage is enthralling and the phono stage is intoxicating. How much so? I’m loving it so much with my Chapmans that I’ve been letting a pair of recently acquired vandersteen 7’s sit on their pallets upstairs for a couple weeks. No hurry

My 6SN7 Cabernet arrived Monday. Starting to open up nearing 40 hours in. Like the man said, no hurry. 

Congrats to the folks with the new preamps! It took my Cabernet a little while to really open up. I’ve never put much stock into the concept of burn in but the Cabernet underwent a really big change and burn in is the only explanation I can think of. 

As I am nearing the end of the originally promised 3 month delivery window, I contacted Mick for an update. As expected, the chrome plating 'bling" is causing a delay of 6 weeks. A real hand on heart test of human patience..... Gotta have the bling, though. The unit (Standard Grange Dual LS) will be front and center in our living room. Will report back with updates. In the meantime, continuing to enjoy my excellent Chardonnay LS, now with LinLai Elite 6SN7s - very nice.