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.
Mr Ait, yes ,here from distant São Paulo ( Brazil), thanks to you and mr Eccletique, I am too running the 7193 in my cortese. the thing is ugly but most beautifull sound ( I am concerned with the age of tje tubes ( 1942 adn 1943 old tubes...I will send the photos thanks Fernando ( they are driving stacked quads 57's...
The tubes I'm using are also from 1942 and 1943 - World War II vintage. I wouldn't worry about the age, they built them tough in those days - after all they had to survive warfare inside RADAR units - much tougher than surviving in your preamp! In fact I dropped one from a height of ~6 feet yesterday onto a hardwood floor while swapping among the different brands; not only did it not break, it still works perfectly. Even if it was to break, they're cheap to replace compared to good 6SN7s!

Great to hear someone else is enjoying the 7193s! There is something poetic about using a tube designed for warfare to produce something so beautiful, isn't there?
Eh, I'm hoping the troll bit didn't refer to me?
Mick pointed me to a supplier in Australia but they don't seem to stock them so I'm still looking for a remote that accepts the 5 digit code and works with the Syrah?
My Syrahs always worked faultlessly except for the problem with the cheapo remote handset (nowt to do with supratek really).
Only wish I could say the same for the other Supratek pre I have it's a real pita!

you might consider buying a cheapie learning remote such as the universal remote control R7G (URC-R7G) and shipping it to someone who has a functioning supratek remote. i would be willing to program the learning remote with my supratek codes if you shipped it to me, but i'm in america. i'm sure there are some supratek owners in australia who would be able to help you out. otherwise, drop me a line and i'll get you my address information. good luck.
Hi Kg,

thanks for your offer :-) I'm actually in the UK.
I picked up a couple of cheapo universals but they only
provide for a 3 digit code.
I will try and find a universal that takes 5 digits.
The problem as far as I can see is that the learning remotes seem to depend on them being able to power down the
unit as they trawl through the codes which might make it awkward.

My remote was working to increase the volume but not the other way. I opened it up to try and fix it and now it doesn't work at all :-(

Cheers Simon