MAESTRO SIX (M-6) Tube Preamplifier
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.
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.
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