Does one excel at tone and/ or color than the other?I have. Silver wins easily for me. The best way I can describe is copper sounds a bit fuzzy in comparison to silver where the sound is so clean and clear. Bass from the silver has a bit more heft and slam too. That said, I still prefer the copper over active preamps.
I did the comparison too.I have. Silver wins easily for me. The best way I can describe is copper sounds a bit fuzzy in comparison to silver where the sound is so clean and clear. Bass from the silver has a bit more heft and slam too. That said, I still prefer the copper over active preamps.
I have had the Silver Remote Autoformer for a few days. Trying to wrap my head around the differences. It sounds very different from the Copper Autoformer. Playing them back to back the Copper sounds so exaggerated. I never noticed this until comparing against the silver. There is a certain degree of realism and naturalness with the Silver. Acoustic guitar strings sound waaay too vibrant with the copper whereas the silver sounds just right. I also have a few Audience Front Row cables burning in, so that's next. I will agree that the copper AVC still betters my EAR868PL Preamp. I will also agree that the SIlver is worth double the price of the copper. This will likely be the last preamp I have for a long time. At least until I can spring for the Silver DHT
The Elmaformer is just a Slagle AVC soldered to a 47-position Elma switch. So, ready to go as a complete volume control unit. It's what is used in the non-remote Emia. It's what I used in my DIY version.
An AVC is a less complex device than a TVC, with only a single set of windings and lower measured distortion most of the time. A TVC is a transformer with the usual primary and secondary windings.
No. The AVC is revealing the rest of your system like no preamp will. My system is laid back generally speaking. Very dynamic though. I've had a very difficult time trying to associate any particular signature with the AVC over the years. Forward certainly is not it.This report says the slagle AVC has a forward sound. Is this true for those of you who have tried this?
There are remote-capable AVC passive preamps models made by Emia.Thanks. What happens in a remote emia?
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