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 even more impressive gain of 10X Pre-amplifications that measures 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 useshigh end Mundorf's coupling caps, but we don't use any on the M-6, and the 6922 will dictate the sound of the M-6), where as the Maestro comes in totally opposite tune - Warmer / Open / Natural / Vivid / Colorful.
Each of their own sound is distinctly good for two different bunch of listeners.
MSRP $4,500 CAD/USD/EURO, well equipped.
Finish : Finale's Tuxedo Black (Black Chassis's and Acrylic Face-plate)
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 / Free acrylic face-plate delete (For those who wants the deep sheen dark copper finish to show, as pictured).
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