Started By jbsl, Feb 04 2014 07:56 PM
Justin Weber from Amps and sound gave me a discount on a pre production model Stereo 15 he had and I have been enjoying it for the last 5 days now.
I do not have a preamp so first I hooked my Oppo 103 up to the Stereo 15(ST 15) and used the volume control on the Oppo remote with very good results.
Next I tried the passive preamp Justin provided with about the same results as the O 103.
Finally I tried the pre out of my Denon 4800 with the best results.
It had been 5 years since I had used a tube amp and I have been enjoying the ST 15 since I got it!
I plan to use the tubes Justin sent with it for 2-3 months and then try some different EL-84s.
I want to thank Justin for answering my questions and the quick responses to my emails! I want also want to thank him for adding the passive preamp to the deal at no extra cost!
Here is two links on the Klipsch forum to other people who have bought or used one of Justin’s amps.
Recommended for anyone looking for an endgame tube amp with some midrange magic and transient mojo.
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