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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bi-wire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2014 at 5:35pm
Originally posted by Frostg Frostg wrote:

Why do we have to have a remote?
If using vinyl you have to get up to turn sides, unless you have jukebox.
So i don't understand why it is not possible to get up to set volume how you want it. 
We seem to want to over complicate everything.
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Because, apparently, the market(*) demands it ...
 
* I confess, I'm not sure who the 'market' is. On the surface, it should be safe to assume that it's the audio enthusiast who, to my mind, would favour audio purity over convenience but, is there more to it? Perhaps Graham needs to share some of his business experience of this area with us ...
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ICL1P Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2014 at 6:42pm
I suspect I won't be in the market for this product, but who knows? FWIW though, I would find remote volume control quite handy, but source switching completely unnecessary. But, let's not forget that at least two of GSP's most loyal supporters are not as mobile as most of us; I think that source switching deserves the serious attention it's being given.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BackinBlack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2014 at 7:59pm
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Just listen, if it sounds good to you, enjoy it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CageyH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2014 at 10:06pm
Personally, I would like to see a remote volume control at the very least.
Tone controls have no place, but balance can be useful for adjusting your system to the environment.
I'm not sure about source switching by remote on a preamp. The idea afaik is to get the signal as pure as possible, hence the availability of passive-pre's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2014 at 1:05am
I may have found a way to do the source switching in solid state...

I've also been working on a discrete main preamplification stage - needs some running in and possible tweaks before I can comment further.
Not simple enough for Google-Bot to understand...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2014 at 7:44am
Some transducers have such skewed calibration and altered tonality that they could probably benefit from tone controls.
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There being the 'graphic equaliser technique' of making bass and treble controls, which differ from the usual 'baxendall' configuration (and passives are reserved for valves where hiss doesn't matter), it could be possible to make the preamp 'modular' and provide a bass and treble module as an option.

However what 'you' want out of tone controls, and what 'he' wants out of tone controls, may be different from what 'they' want out of tone controls...

Also, if you knew history, you'd know that tone controls were created to correct for record replay in the days before RIAA and before properly preamplified and equalised magnetic cartridges. That's when transducers were really skewed... nobody had heard of computers and smartphones - those who could afford it all had a record player, and there were literally hundreds of different crystal pick up cartridges, all sounding different to one another.


Edited by Graham Slee - 26 Jun 2014 at 8:27am
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