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    I have an Audion Silver Night MKII which I love, it is really a power amp but has a volume pot so I currently use as an integrated as only need 1 analogue input....so the question is can the sound be improved with a Pre or is adding another link in the chain pointless..

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    Yes it will improve the sound.





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    the right pre might improve things. Auditioning definitely necessary I would say.

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    I compared using an Audion pre with just using the single input on the power amp. It's a very noticeable change. The pre brought more drive and dynamics and generally made things more solid sounding. It also seemed to have more headroom before it ran out of breath.

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    Don't know if Audion have changed their guidelines but they used to say that it wasn't a volume pot, but a 'variable sensitivity' control to help with matching the power amp with any suitable preamp.

    So it's not really a volume control at all ...

    Anyway as another Audion owner I can unequivocally say that a pre will improve the sound, in agreement with the comments above.

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    Ok...seems sound advice....any recs for a pre?

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    Depends on budget!

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    I suppose it is the best I can get for improvement.....second hand 1500?

    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Depends on budget!

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    There's an Audion two-box preamp (gold colour) that I used to own for sale at Definitive Audio.

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