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Old 02-04-2013, 03:31 PM
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Default Soulution 520 preamp

In a week or so I am going to try this preamp in my system. Anybody heard or tried it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:33 AM
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I've heard the 721, which is excellent. I wasn't as thrilled by the 7 Series amps, but I have high hopes for the 5 Series, given Valin's blog reports and what I heard from folks who went to CES this year.

Please let us know what you think after listening.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:37 PM
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Why not to go with the 18NS when you already have the 108 ? You can save a lot on the cables (both IC and PC) as well.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:02 PM
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The 18NS is a battery operated preamp with lead acid batteries. I am not wild about lead acid batteries in expensive electronics. They have to be replaced every 3 or 4 years. There is one dealer and no demo program. Battery operated preamps sometimes don't have the same dynamics as others.

At this point I am not spending big dollars to try something that I can't hear.

It has gotten good reviews.

As to the cables, I already own them.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM
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But you can sell them
Preamps is something I haven't tested much, but I'm frankly happy with my 18NS.
I did hear the Soulution 720 with my 108, driving Magico Q7, and it was very good, a tad better than the 18NS actually. A little brighter overall, with more transparency. But unfortunately I only had time to play a handful of songs. I might get the chance to test the 720 again.
I wouldn't bother with this 520, and go straight for the 720, before Soulution decides to put switch mode power supplies in all their models. It's only a little cheaper than the 18NS...

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:43 PM
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I have heard that the 520 is better than the 720. Isn't the switching power supply just in amps?
I am not doing the amp. The NHB stays.
I don't think the are doing it in the preamp.
I also don't have to buy it if I don't like it.


If I could demo an 18s in my system I would try it. The dealer told me to pound sand when I asked for a demo. A dealer I trust also told me the Dartzeel amp is most of the goodness.
You can sell the preamp if you don't like it but its a 10k round trip. I am not doing this just to try it.

My 326s is pretty great.

We will see.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:22 AM
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I also understood that Soulution is using SMPS in the 501s and considering it for an update/improvement to the 7 Series amps. I don't think they're using this in the preamps.

If the 520 is better than the 720 it must be something really special.
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