Posted by JMW (126.96.36.199) on July 13, 2002 at 00:05:36:
In Reply to: Spectro Acoustics Designers and Tech's posted by Scott Faller on December 18, 2000 at 18:45:50:
I have purchased a 217R preamp, used as you can imagine. Excellent piece of gear, with a great deal of possible adjustments for vinyl replay. There is a -relatively simply made- manual with it. In adition I have foud an old test report from the german magazine Hi-Fi-Stereophonie, where Karl Breh played the Ayatollah of measuring and checking against the DIN standard. The 217 and the 219 equalizer get pretty good grades. They were tested against a similar dynaco combo.
The only criticized item was the lack of channel separation on the 217 preamp. Well, mine is a 217R and it must have been corrected on it: The imaging is excellent. Very good dynamics, no noise.
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