Hi Devg,Hey folks, I am in the market for passive preamp and wondering if somebody has compared the Emia to others, like the Wyred4Sound STP-SE or the Hattor/Khozmo ? How is the Emia remote autoformer different from the well regarded Bent Audio tap-x avc-1 pre ?
The Bent Audio AVC-1 has been discontinued.
John of Bent Audio now concentrates in making remote mechanism for other brands.
I think my own full-balanced AVC-1 is his last piece. There are 4 copperSlalgeformers inside :
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So if you want a Slagleformer-based preamp, Emia is the only choice.
BTW I personally think that amongst all passive preamp, those employing AVC or TVC give better sonic performance than other varieties of mechanism.
IMHO only of course.
Thanks for reminding.It is not the only choice, I am ordering an Icon audio preamp with slagle autoformers inside. Fully balanced with 4 slagle autoformers.
I forgot the currently very hot iCON!