Prefix problem: not enough gain...
Posted by: mmhifi on 19 August 2000
I did full conversion from sucking digital to vinyl. I bought 2ndhand 1983 LP12/Valhalla/Ittok LVII. Yesterday my dealer made exellent job by
installing Cirkus and new Klyde mc cart and did full table/cart retuning. As phono stage he installed new K-type Prefix inside plinth which is powered by HiCap from dedicated ac line.
From Prefix signal runs to Ensemle Tiger integrated and Ensemble Reference speakers. Sound quality of this installation I grade from good to astonishing and depends mostly on record quality and condition. But I have one caveat:
there is not enough gain in Prefix for low-output Klyde. With fully open Tiger I can get
"normal" volume level and not 1db more. True
it's mostly fine for classical and jazz but not
for rock where additional 2-3db are not superfluous. And it's fine to have 3-6db of reserve in any case,isn't it? Is it possible to get more juice from Prefix? I can change phono pre(cart and amp are not options) but prefer to stick with Naim because of sound quality it provides.
[This message was edited by mmhifi on SATURDAY 19 August 2000 at 15:25.]