Jan 12, 2019438 views

Nobsound HiFi 6K4 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, Wireless Audio Hi-Fi Stereo Preamp initial review

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07HFRBW73?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image So I needed to replace my cheap BT receiver, and I thought, "sure, for decent reviews, available tube upgrades, remote, and all those media options, I'll go for it." Welp, the remote didn't work, out of the slightly damp and mushed corner box. I heated up the solder joints in the remote, still no worky. The unit works. There is an obvious wiggle and scratchiness to the headphone jack. The sound is fine, but I need more time to put the product through its paces. I am also still getting used to the neq crossovers I put in my Sansui SP-2000s (notice I didn't mention "burn in"). I sent an email to Douk asking for a remote replacement, and they said, "No problem, just confirm you phone number for shipping safety." I gave them my number... now its $75 dollars + $25 for the GE tubes + my entire identity. Maybe. I will update on the sound soon. Assuming I get a working remote, it is at least a fun toy that allows all common digital media including BT functionality to my "dad" Hi-Fi. The BT antena works better than my old one. I can say that the BT signal sounds less, err, loss-ish, just streaming music via BT. To be continued... if people want to hear about it.

Dale Butterfield

But I tried the eq functions a bit and they were not useable anyway, so I left it in the default mode. I still have to call this a BT input with tubes, not a tube pre with BT. Once my new caps in my main speaker x/o burn in, i can a/b the sound compating the unit as an outboard pre, and my marantz pre.
Did you noticed any improvement in the sound quality? I wonder if I should try to get a cheap tube preamp to see if it changes anything in my set up, but I fear that it will be a wast of money unless I go for a expensive one
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They did send a new replacement remote from China for free... so my road test continues...
Aaand that remote doesn't work well either. Derp.