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 don’t get the sense that you took a look first before posting, 

I looked at these words where it is conceded that

-  a mix up in a case

-  one man operation

 - requests, orders and building

 - rigours of point to point wiring

 -  dealing with his hon audio hon everyday life (??)

and all is forgiven on account of where he lives ("hardly surprising mistakes are sometimes made..")

Nah, not good enough.  Others may get a sense that I demand higher standards for some quite expensive kit.

@noske I've never owned a Supratek. Product doubts are a consideration in any purchase. To be fair, nothing is perfect. We are seeing a 20 year history in this thread. What company has a perfect 20 year history? 

What car company do you find worthy? They've all had recalls. Multiple things that didn't work.

How about cellphones? The top two companies are major technological juggernauts. They've had numerous problems. Catching on fire/exploding, bending in the middle, etc. Most any company can be made to look bad with enough research over a 20 year history. 

People buy Supratek for the sound quality. If they didn't perform so well, it is doubtful this thread would last 20 years. A positive 20 year thread is a great accomplishment for any company. Look how quickly a used Supratek sells. Most sell within a week. Few of those sellers state insufficient sound quality as the motivation to sell. Many are actually moving up the line for even greater performance. 

Mick builds an excellent product and stands behind it with a life time guarantee. He really takes care of his customers. Music lovers are lucky to have him building equipment.



@noske You are trolling. Please go away. Unlike many other threads on Agon, this one is for people seriously interested in Supratek products and the experience of using them.



I inspected in upon receiving it and everything looked fine. I closed the box and have not been back to it.

I may take it out this weekend to take photos. 

On a lighter note, I got word from Mick this morning that my pre amp is done and would be shipping.  

My amp is made in a one man shop as well and the build quality is outstanding.  Mick's track record is excellent and I'm expecting an exceptional product.