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PS NuWave Phono Stage and Tape Out
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January 10, 2018
8:02 am
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Hi All,  

I just got myself a pair of Sutherland Duos to replace my NuWave Phono, however I love the quality of the recordings of the NuWave.  I am trying to figure out where, in my system, I should place the recorder?  Should I place it in-between the Sutherlands and my preamp, or because my Primaluna preamp has a tape out, should I place it there? If I use the tape out, would the sonic character of the tubes influence the recording?

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Paolo

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP Monoblocks, PrimaLuna Dialogue Preamp, Sutherland Duo, Pro-ject 2Xperience SB with Ortofon Black cartridge, Directstream Jr., NuWave Phono Preamplifier, Martin Logan Montis

January 10, 2018
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I’m no expert on your preamp, but using the tape out should be fine with the NPC. Just make sure you choose “analog” and that the line into the NPC doesn’t clip. You might want to try running directly from your Sutherlands to the NPC as opposed to the Primaluna to see if you want that tube sound in your rips or not. If you are playing the rips back through the preamp, you might not want to do that and get too much of a good thing, so to speak. In other words, you would get the preamp sound both in the recording and the playback. On the other hand, if you are playing them elsewhere (car, other stereo), you might want to preserve that tube sound and run the output from the Primaluna. 

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Music lover, amateur musician, physician, bulldog lover, and audiophile. PS Audio is integral in my system starting with P10 with PSA AC12 cable, a Directstream DAC, three separate M700 monoblocks and an S300 powering a hybrid 2 channel/HT setup, NuWave Phono converter, and LANRover. System also includes an Anthem AVM60, Mac Mini with Roon, B&W 804 D3 speakers, dual JL Audio Fathom subs, Gold Note Mediterraneo turntable, Fern & Roby Montrose turntable with Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star cartridge, and Gold Note PH-10 phono stage. Oh, and let's not forget about various and sundry ridiculously priced interconnects, USB, and power cables. 

January 10, 2018
8:29 pm
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Amgradmd,

Thanks so much for the advice. Perfect advice.  I didn’t even think about the record clipping, which I subsequently got today while recording Barracuda off of Heart’s Little Queen. 

Cheers

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP Monoblocks, PrimaLuna Dialogue Preamp, Sutherland Duo, Pro-ject 2Xperience SB with Ortofon Black cartridge, Directstream Jr., NuWave Phono Preamplifier, Martin Logan Montis