To get to some original opera recordings I really want to hear from the original source I've ventured into the unknown world of turntables and analog...
I've purchased a Rega RP1 and figured I would complement it with a tube RIAA preamp for an analog set-up. While I'm aware that the Yaqin MS-12B amp will require some time to sound right there is a significant loss of bass and mid range when I compare it to feeding my Linn Chakra 6100 power amp direct from my digital source (through a Sonos zone player).
The test I'm performing is channeling the digital source through the pre-amp to the power amplifier vs. direct to the power amp.
I've replaced the original tubes in the Yaqin with Electro-Harmonix tubes...
Should I expect this weak sound in my bi-wired Linn Ninkas when the Yaquin is in play?