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Further information: It is original Freya, purchased in Sept 2019, 4 years warranty left. Used less than 50 hours, as new. Come with original packaging and remote control. Features Ultra-high-end balanced preamp All-triode gain stage Relay-switched stepped attenuator Custom remote control Designed and Built in California It’s still a true no-excuses, balanced, remote-control preamp. Switch between passive, differential buffer, and differential tube gain modes, enjoy the fine control of a 128-step relay-switched steppe
Hello, I was hoping for some opinions on using a Schitt Freya (possible a plus model) as a tube buffer for two channel listening in my HT system. My idea is to either use the processor loop in my XSP-1 which drives XPA-3 Gen 2 LCR front stage. I could also place it directly inline between the XSP and XPA. This would be the preferred manner of operation as I could use XLR input / output. Primary DAC is Oppo 203 acting as Roon media streamer end point / CD and when my wife is operating a Denon AVR 3310. The real query then becomes, as I have to “idiot proof” it
Further information: Schiit Freya balanced pre-amp - does passive, active (JFET) and tube (4x 6SN7). Bought in January 2018 from Addicted to Audio. Was in daily use in my system until February this year but after some system changes is no longer required. The tubes haven't done a lot of work as JFET mode suited my amp better. Advice from Schiit (as I understand it) is that running in passive or JFET modes with tubes removed is causes no problems. I added spacers to raise the tubes above the body of the Freya which helped to run it much cooler. These are