Originally Posted by Daniel-a
If you're an analog ( turntable) fanatic as I am, you should be carefull before buying a preamp-processor. Some will convert the pure analog signal into digital form before reconverting it to analog. (analog-digital + digital to analog)
Analog fans wish to keep the signal as pure as possible.
That what the first simaudio moon 5.1 processor did. I dont' know if they have corrext this later on.
Thankfully, their Stargate doesn't do this.
I know a few analogue enthusiasts who have nothing but tube preamps and tube amps, who listen to their LPs in stereo with a fine turntable/cartridge and are perfectly happy. Personally, i was always bothered by the compression of so many LPs and the tape hiss, but the sound can be awfully good with very high quality LPs in perfect condition. Years back, I would buy two LPs, one to play, the other to keep as a "master", since each play causes wear that eventually destroys the LP, though it might take a few years.