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Old 12-28-2018, 07:21 PM
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I can't confirm the Op-Amp gain boards are the same in each but they certainly look very similar(like exactly from internet photos) if they aren't the same. The 326s may be have very correctly described as a single box 32. The 32 definitely had a lower noise floor with the power components in another box and the power regeneration to boot.

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Indeed the structure is the same but the 32 uses 2 AD797 opamps as the input of the instrumentation schematic. One of the lowest noise amps available. A bipolair design (no fets) and they can be a bit dark sounding. But the noise is low, very low.
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:43 AM
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Indeed the structure is the same but the 32 uses 2 AD797 opamps as the input of the instrumentation schematic. One of the lowest noise amps available. A bipolair design (no fets) and they can be a bit dark sounding. But the noise is low, very low.
Very good catch and that would line up with my observations about both the 326s and the 32 is that they both hold on to a little bit of the older Mark Levinson sound which at times tended to be slightly dark. Probably darker in the 326s than the 32. The 52 is nothing like that and definitely set a new direction for the brand which I think(my opinion only) is a better overall direction but I understand not all Levinson fans will agree as this is very subjective.

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