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connecting valve preamp with genelec 7050b + 8030b

bop-b-3akohe, modified 7 Years ago.

connecting valve preamp with genelec 7050b + 8030b

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 11/11/09 Recent Posts
hello there..
I intend to connect genelec 7050b + 8030b in stereo configuration with a valve preamp just to add that extra little bit of warmness to the sound. The fact is that from the moment I added the sub the overall sound image of the system has been overwhelming.. just outstanding! I really recommend adding 7050b to partner with 8030b's. So although I have an allen & heath zed 14 console to the system, which has a decent sound to say the least, I would like to experience what the genelecs can produce with a more audiofile configuration without the console at least when i'm listening to cds and vinyls... The problem is that the preamp doesnt have an xlr balanced out so i will use an rca to xlr cable. I was just wondering what is your opinion about this configuration?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: connecting valve preamp with genelec 7050b + 8030b

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

In fact I know quite many users who are using valve preamps with for example our 8260A speakers with great results. You should definitely try it! :)
bop-b-3akohe, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: connecting valve preamp with genelec 7050b + 8030b

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 11/11/09 Recent Posts
Thank you very much for your answer..
digging about which preamplifier i should choose, I have come up with the following items since my budget is not that high and I dont want to spend much in a configuration that maybe wont fit my ears.. (since genelecs are so crystal clear and ultra analytical which is a thing I am not willing to lose)..
1. dared - sl 2000a with output impedance of 100ohms
2. dared - mc-7p with output impendance of 100ohms
3. xiang sheng 728a with output impedance of 600ohms but it has two strereo outputs one low output and one high output.
4. jolida jd5t with output impedance of 600ohms
From my search to the forum, which by the way has a wealth of knowledge, I have confirmed that the dareds are ok for the job..
but dont know certainly about the xiang sheng and jolida preamps.. what is your professional opinion?.. will 600ohms output impedance cause any distortion or other problems?