Cello Palette Preamplifier Specifications

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Description: Line-level preamplifier/equalizer and separate power supply. Manufacturer's specifications: Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, +0.2 -0.6dB (EQ out); +0.3 -0.8dB (EQ in). THD (ref. 6V): 0.084%. Maximum output: 8V RMS (single-ended), 16V RMS (balanced). Input impedance: 1 megohm (single-ended only). Output impedance: 150 ohms.
Dimensions: 7.3" H by 19" W by 13" D. Weight: 21 lbs.
Price: $6500 (1992); no longer available (2004). Optional phono preamplifier: RMC (moving-coil) or RMM (moving-magnet): $2000 (1992). Approximate number of dealers: 12 (1992).
Manufacturer: Cello, Ltd., New Haven, CT. (1992)

New Haven, CT.

GeraldT's picture

Dear John,
I hope you are doing well.
I am a french audiophile and, please,I would like get your advise regarding some devices in my current system.
Until December 2021, my system was made by the following devices :

Wadia 8
Oracle DAC 1000
Cambridge CXN V2
Linn LP12 Ekos Dynavector DV-XX Low
Mark Levinson LNP-2
Cello Duet 350
Kimber Cable and Cello strings I

Since December I have bought the following devices :
a pair Cello Performance II
a Cello Reference DAC
a Cello Palette preamplifier
Personnally, I can't keep everything because there is a lot of money.

My questions are, depending your audiophile taste, what would you keep ? :
Cello Palette preamplifier or Mark Levinson LNP-2 preamplifier ?
Celo Reference DAC or Oracle DAC 1000 ?

Thank you so much for your wise advise and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !