Koss Input?

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My setup is phono and DAC out to a switch then to my magni 3+. Just got the ESP95X and I’m wondering whether it’s acceptable to use to magni preamp out for the Koss or whether I shouldn’t have the magni unnecessarily in the signal path?
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Jimmyblues
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Dec 19, 2020
One of my favorite under $200 preamps is the Little Dot MK2 all tube headphone amp. It has a preamp output that you can run to the inputs on the Koss 95X energizer. You can buy the LD MK 2 on Ebay. Happy Holidays!
Jimmyblues
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Dec 19, 2020
You can use the Magni 3 + as a preamp, however, it is unlikely to make much of a difference. If you use a good tube preamp, and feed it to the input on the Koss energizer it should make for a nice improvement.
Jake_G
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Dec 19, 2020
1) any suggestions for a good tube preamp around or under 200$? and 2) I’m just using the magni as a preamp for convenience in switching btwn the koss and my other cans, I just want to make sure it isn’t going to degrade SQ compared to bypassing it