MAESTRO SIX (M-6) Tube Preamplifier
The M-6 preamp 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 Pre Mini. This model is made to the popular request, as many audiophiles liked the good sound, authority and quietness of the 6922. And in fact the 6922 tube is widely available new or nos.
As powerful and high quality to the Maestro, the M-6 offers 8X gain ofPre-amplifications that measures even quieter.
In comparison to the Maestro :
The M-6 is Quieter / Cleaner / Controlled / Higher Gain / Super-accurate sounding (If you see carefully, you 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 thru perfect matching 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-120MB ...etc. And the Maestro is perfect, and will blow life and colours into big solid state amplifiers their matching preamp cannot be done, if you want a hybrid system or add some tube favours into your system, this is it.
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, as well better resonance/damping control characteristic thru using hi-fi 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 / DH Labs USA RCAs $30 Pair
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 ... etc. 2017+ NEW : Triode Lab Stainless Steel Knobs (Hand made / polished in Canada - MSRP $80 CAD each)
Debut Year : 2017