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Need suggestions for balanced equipment to Combat noise/hum
Yes, I have to be careful. I'm thinking RP7 or maybe used BAT vk23se? Bryston17.3? 
Need suggestions for balanced equipment to Combat noise/hum
Every thing is on same circuit 
Need suggestions for balanced equipment to Combat noise/hum
@Tvad, this is very interesting, however, the output of my Modwright is not truly balanced. They provide XLR connectors for convenience only. They jumper 2 wires internal to the preamp. Will this still work? 
Need suggestions for balanced equipment to Combat noise/hum
@Audiotroy, cheater plug did not work. I ended up putting all the equipment in the rack and using shorter RCA, Apparently there were 3 issues occurring simultaneously. 60 hz hum, micro-phonic tube and hiss. I fixed 2 of the 3. I will use headphone... 
Need advice replacing my preamp
OK, so today I did play with the RCA and notice it is micro phonic. I guess I have to move to a balanced set up? or place my equipment rack on the wall between the speakers thereby shortening the cable to 1.5 meter.  
Need advice replacing my preamp
OK so I changed out the cables, no difference. I found a lighting dimmer that adds some buzz but still need to get rid of more noise. 
Need advice replacing my preamp
@atmasphere  I agree, I am trying to rule out the cables first. BTW I should have clarified that I would like to go Solid State and fully balanced over time. The idea is as I am getting older I dont want to futz with tubes and noise issues so I wa... 
Need advice replacing my preamp
@Atmasphere thank you for the explanation. I agree with you. Lets see how the cables work. BTW if I connect the output of my DAC it is quiet. I get the noise with out even turning the preamp on! 
Need advice replacing my preamp
@Joey54 I am using Transparent Audio cables 20ft long. I just purchased some XLR cables (mogami wire and nuetrik connectors) I am told by a Pro Audio company that XLR by their nature of construction are better at noise rejection than single ended ... 
Need advice replacing my preamp
@verdantaudio Im all ears on suggestions please share. and Big_Greg true just because there are XLR connectors on the back panel you have to ask if it is truly balanced. @Tweak1 I would have to change out the amp too but one at a time. Right now j... 
Prima Luna Pre vs Modwright LS100
thanks. It sounds like the preamp I have is reasonably good preamp that I dont need to run out and change. I will keep my  eyes and ears open for something used (4K range) that may give it a run for the money. 
Prima Luna Pre vs Modwright LS100
ok so not necessarily  better/worse, just different.  
Jupiter Caps in tube preamp application
So true, with software today it is easy. So I don't make my own recordings so therefore I am a little behind in that area. I am an older audio guy from way back and I am tired of chasing. I got away from the hobby for 15 years and when I got back ... 
Jupiter Caps in tube preamp application
@rauliruegas Will do. BTW I have been thinking about your previous posts regarding accuracy. what is "accuracy" anyway? How can you be sure that once component is more accurate over another. I know I am not qualified to make that judgement. I DO k... 
Jupiter Caps in tube preamp application
Ive heard good things about WIMA and REL Cap as well.