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.

There is no doubt that the`V-Caps made the biggest difference. However, I did the DACT first and months later did the V-Caps, so I am sure I heard more of the V-Caps due to the added clarity of the DACT. Had I done the V-Caps first maybe the difference wouldn't have been so great. But in the order I did the mods, the V-Caps made a huge difference.
Does anyone have the gain specs on the Chardonnay? I've seen a value of 20 something somewhere??

Mick wrote me in Nov that "... Gain is from 5 to 25dB depending on switch." The master switch at the back of the preamp controls the amount of gain from 5 to 25 dB.
the Dodd AUdio DC-Battey powered Vacuum tube preamp is better than any $7k or under preamp I compared this to .Being run purely on 4 small gel cell batterys I get over 18 hours of use before I have to turn it off for a few hours to recharge which takes about 4 hours,being a direct feed to the amp it is a dead quiet background with far superior inner detailwithout all the power supplys and gain stages and noise to deal with.There is only 1 High quality capacitor to deal with in the signal path .I have owner a Cat ultimate signature , Conradjohnson
premier 17, this bettered it in allmost every aspect and at 1/2 the cost .This latest version is even better in the Bass now that all 4 batterys are run in series . The life span for batterys is about a 3 year average and only $65 to replace.