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.
Mine died a couple of years ago, and Mick got me a replacement for a nominal cost.
To keep the dream alive, some further Supratek comments and pics posted here ...


Steve M.
That last post sounds like a Troll, please ignore it!!

I have owned four Supratek preamps Syrah-Cortese-Cabernet-and-Grange over a period of ten years and NONE have failed. In fact the Cortese that I sold some 8 years ago is still going strong, owned by a musician type, used regularly, never repaired - even the original tubes have not been changed.

The innards are a bit messy due the hand built nature of the thing and point-to-point wiring in the pursuit of short signal paths. If you look at the way the wire is strongly twisted at the solder points, great care and time has been taken.

At the end of the day hard wired valve amps like the Suprateks will last ten times longer than flimsy heat exposed circuit boards.