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Old 04-28-2013, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by dvican View Post
has anyone tried the mod-105 directly to amps? i am using the unmodified 105 directly to my ncores now and like it very much (much better than running it through my cary slp98), but am wondering if the moded version would still work in that setup? i know Dan doesn't recommend it, so i worry now - would it make the sound noticeably bad, or just not as good as it could be..?
First of all, welcome dvican!

I have tried mine directly to my MC501s, and it sounds very good, but not quite as good as with the LS100 preamp in the chain. It wouldn't be noticeably bad, but perhaps not realizing the full potential. I think it is really dependent on your amps and their input impedance/sensitivity.
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