Has anyone heard the CANARY AUDIO C1600 Reference Tube Preamp

bebop86

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guys has anyone heard this preamp-They seem to have very little on them and have not seen anything on this 2- box preamp- Thks
 

treitz3

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If the seller accepts my offer, I will be able to offer you a review on its little brother, the C-800MK-II.

You are correct. Their is hardly any word out there on these products.

Tom
 

treitz3

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He accepted. Will offer a review after I give it time to burn in and gel with the rig.

Tom
 

jasbirnandra

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I recently ordered and waiting to get my M600 300B Mono's and C1800 Pre-amp from the factory.
You should have gone for their grand reference I bought the M600 and C 1800 very musical but wrong decision the itch for better will always be there now I am stuck with the M600 and trying to liquidate it for Grand reference my suggestion is hit the top end game
 
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You should have gone for their grand reference I bought the M600 and C 1800 very musical but wrong decision the itch for better will always be there now I am stuck with the M600 and trying to liquidate it for Grand reference my suggestion is hit the top end game
Well, I stepped up to the pump. Prior to the M600's being built I decided to splurge and go with the Grand Reference 2's. With 16 300B PX Gold Lion tubes, I believe that is plenty of power to drive the Viking Acoustic Grande Voix horn speakers that I ordered.
 

jasbirnandra

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Well, I stepped up to the pump. Prior to the M600's being built I decided to splurge and go with the Grand Reference 2's. With 16 300B PX Gold Lion tubes, I believe that is plenty of power to drive the Viking Acoustic Grande Voix horn speakers that I ordered.
So what happened to the grand reference did you go for it or the M600
 

jasbirnandra

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When are they going to deliver the amp to you mine is almost ready but it is the 230V I am buying blind god knows how its gonna sound have you heard it in comparison to the M600
 
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They tell me it is night and day in sound between the 600 and Grand Reference. I can only hope. I just sent them the Gold Lion PX 300B tubes. I wish they would have put the tubes in front of the amp for display purposes. I am not going to be able to play it until August when I move into my new house. I expect delivery sometime in the next 30 days. How did you decide on Canary? They are a boutique company.
 

jasbirnandra

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They tell me it is night and day in sound between the 600 and Grand Reference. I can only hope. I just sent them the Gold Lion PX 300B tubes. I wish they would have put the tubes in front of the amp for display purposes. I am not going to be able to play it until August when I move into my new house. I expect delivery sometime in the next 30 days. How did you decide on Canary? They are a boutique company.
If it is a night and day difference then I am in for a treat as for deciding on canary a friend of mine recommended them to me
As for tubes john at canary told me he likes the EH better than gold lions so I am going with the EH I should get the amp sometime in the end of this month I will keep you posted about the same
 
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I had Gold Lions in another tube amp. I just read a lot of reviews on the what are the best 300B tubes. Now affordability also comes into play especially when you are talking about 16 300B tubes.
 

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