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.

Happy to report my Grange LS will arrive on Monday via DHL. Ordered beginning of Feb - a real test of patience. I put up my current Chardonnay v3 for sale and it went within 12 hours, a real testament to the strength of the brand Mick has built. I am so excited… will have to ‘work from home’ on Monday…. 



What color/finish did you choose?Please let us know your thoughts on its sonic performance. 

Beautiful piece. 

I ordered a black/chrome unit without tubes with a few minor modifications. My Chardonnay was wood/chrome and was beautiful. I figured I try something different this time... but really, they are all gorgeous. I will report on sonics once preamp and new EML 300B and EML 45 tubes are a bit broken in. xmas is coming early, for sure.



You have good taste as that is what I have. Pictures of the Grange on Mick's blog do not do it justice. 

Look forward to hearing your opinion on its performance. 

I have a Grange running Psvane 300B (supplied by Mick as stock) Black chrome, previously had a Cabernet dual, with the jarra wood?, I personally liked the cab dual finish better.

The grange is a great amp, very quiet noise wise.

I had a few issues during shipping like the trafo in the power supply getting loose, I had to tightened the central bolt that holds it (not too much since you can deform the top plate), and had to mount the actual pre on 4 isoacoustics as the stock rubber feet tend to be short on length.


Aside of that great pre, congrats @deutscherhififan hope you enjoy it


I got the EML 45 XL tubes and I kind of prefer the 45 over all other 300B I tried but the psvane is actually very decent

My only big regret of which I was aware of is not being able to use MM on it