Thomas Mayer preamps - the 6AH4 vs the more expensive 10Y

Hello. A question on Thomas Mayer preamps.

Has anyone heard both the entry level 6AH4 preamp and the more expensive 10Y preamp? What were the key differences that you noticed the most?

I'm interested to hear from anyone who has actually heard both.



Don't know.

But I can say this: Cost doesn't necessarily translate to fidelity, or even accurate audio reproduction.

Look inside the preamp. Short signal paths, good quality/reliable parts, heatsinks, a particular method of acheiving quality amplification (such as LIFES from Luxman etc.)

Not sure if someone else will have a suitable answer for you, but in cases like this, it's always best to contact the company directly via email/phone and have them break down the differences between the 2.

I've never heard anything but praise for his audio components, and the build quality looks amazing.

You are paying for the external power supply-tube power supply

The usual responses apply for that.

By the looks of the product line-if you have to ask...

$80K for the top phonostage-perfect for a Techdas.

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