Summary: I got this to provide tone controls for TV audio output into a HiFi (movies have way too much bass for a HiFi set up for good music listening). It works great, and gives an excellent clear crisp sound. I'm driving it via RSA from an Audio Engine D1. However, after about 1 week of solid use, the AUX input stopped working. So I switched to the CD input. The same thing happened again to that after another couple of months of use.
Summary: This pre-amp is a great pair for your turntable. Plenty of other options for devices like VCR tape recorder/player. I was running out of room on my amp and this filled the bill. The loudness allows variable loudness instead of a push button.
I keep getting the other model when I buy one of these ....
25 April 2014
Summary: This is the third one of these that I have purchased in the past two years or so. Every one that I have purchased including the most recent one, was advertised as a Pyramid PR2500/SEA2500. Every one that I have received was a Pyramid SEA2500X. I am not complaining since the SEA2500X is a more expensive and at least on paper higher spec model. They work well with the high powered amplifiers (1000 watts or more) that I use for stage PA systems.
Summary: This is an incredible product for the price, don't let the name fool you, they are actually a great brand. The old saying of "you get what you pay for" don't apply here. Very good component to have if you are even remotely entertaining your own system build. The preamp has good volume, great connectivity options and it certainly does dish out more than one would think.
Summary: Unit provides far more than what I bought it for. The output level is a little less than I was expecting but still within the range of the application it is being used in. One major issue - when the product arrived, the fuse holder was in pieces. Fortunately, I have an electronics background so reassembling the fuse holder and re-installing it in the unit was relatively easy. For someone else this may have been a serious problem, forcing the consumer to return the unit.
I highly recommend this product to all audiophiles.
29 October 2013
Summary: I had a Carver preamp/tuner that went out on me while I was doing my daily music listening. I started searching for a replacement, but this time I only wanted the preamp because I already have a carver seperate tuner. I bought the pyramid after days of research because I was looking for the best product I could find for the money. The pyramid did not disappoint. It is a simple, easy to use preamp with all the connectivity I need to rock out; I have not been disappointed.
Summary: The audio quality was poor and did not meet my requirements. The controls and inputs/outputs seemed like they might have been adequate but the sound quality was so poor that I had to send it back.