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MAESTRO SIX (M-6) Tube Preamplifier

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The M-6 pre-amp is the twins to the Maestro, Six indicates it uses the very popular 6922 instead.

It features two 6922 (One each per channel), and the same but enhanced excellent tube power supply and phono stage (100X) design from the PRELUDE/Maestro/Triode Lab's Au Pres. This model is made to the popular request, as many audiophiles liked the good sound, authority and quietness of the 6922. In fact, the 6922 tube is widely available new or nos.

For those of you with sharp eyes, you will notice how we installed the power transformer. To pursuit the best possible, quietest operation, we actually tested the placement of the transformer in 360 degree and sideways, to see which angle the RF noise is lowest, that dissipates to the circuit. It's not necessary and involves some extra work for the production cost, but we are proud to say that this is possibly the quietest pre-amps we ever made, offering a very high quality to price ratio...a true hi-end tube pre-amplifier - the 6922 is born to be a very quiet tube too. And for those who are more curious, how tight we strap the cable-ties on those heavily insulated input wires does makea change to the sound as well. Anything we do have a reason =) 1 cable tie? 2 cable tie? or more...etc, are considered.  It is not as simple as it looks...

For those of you with sharp eyes, you will notice how we installed the power transformer. To pursuit the best possible, quietest operation, we actually tested the placement of the transformer in 360 degree and sideways, to see which angle the RF noise is lowest, that dissipates to the circuit. It's not necessary and involves some extra work for the production cost, but we are proud to say that this is possibly the quietest pre-amps we ever made, offering a very high quality to price ratio...a true hi-end tube pre-amplifier - the 6922 is born to be a very quiet tube too. And for those who are more curious, how tight we strap the cable-ties on those heavily insulated input wires does makea change to the sound as well. Anything we do have a reason =) 1 cable tie? 2 cable tie? or more...etc, are considered.  It is not as simple as it looks...

As powerful and high quality to the Maestro, the M-6 offers 8X gain of Pre-amplifications that measures even quieter.

In comparison to the Maestro :

The M-6 is Quieter/Cleaner/Controlled/Higher Gain/Super-accurate sounding (If you look carefully, you can see the Maestro uses high-end Mundorf's coupling caps, but we don't use any on the M-6, and the 6922/ECC88 will dictate the sound of the M-6), where as the Maestro comes in totally opposite tune - Warmer/Open/Natural/Vivid/Colorful. Both can be an end-game tube pre-amplifier through perfect matching to your power amplifier counterpart. For example, the M-6 is perfect for musical tube power amplifiers, such as our F-138/F-300B & MB & RS/F-7591/F-40II/F-120II MB and so on. On the other hand, the Maestro is perfect for big power solid state / hybrid amplifiers, and will blow life and colours into them that even their matching solid state pre-amp cannot be done. If you want a hybrid system or add some tube favours into your system, this is it.

Depending your light source, in a darker place, it gives you a more solid dark brown finish - much like coffee beans. But here, with sunlight thru big windows, it became a very tasteful mocha/cocoa colour, thanks to the light metallic based paint.

Depending your light source, in a darker place, it gives you a more solid dark brown finish - much like coffee beans. But here, with sunlight thru big windows, it became a very tasteful mocha/cocoa colour, thanks to the light metallic based paint.

Each of their own sound is distinctly good for two different bunch of listeners.

MSRP $4,500 CAD/USD/EURO,  well equipped.

Finish : Triode Lab / Finale's Dark Mocha Brown Metallic

Accessory : The "Gold Podium", a plinth/platform made with a thick 3/8" solid aluminum plate, which adds weight and stability, along with better resonance/damping control characteristic through using HiFi quality footers, and high-quality rubber isolations between the plinth and the chassis. $500.00

Options : Dual Outputs $150/DACT Selector Switch - $250 Power Transformer Shield $100

Standard parts and bits : CMC Gold RCAs, 1877 Phono Gold Ground Post, Alps Blue Vol Pot, Lorlin UK Selector Switch, Furutech Gold IEC, Canadian made power transformer with world voltage, and Canadian made choke transformer and so on. 2017+ NEW : Triode Lab Stainless Steel Knobs (Hand made / polished in Canada - MSRP $80 CAD each)

Debut Year : 2017

Simple = Purest. Unnecessary features and functions, each will add an impact to the sound and purity.

Simple = Purest. Unnecessary features and functions, each will add an impact to the sound and purity.


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