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|IRD Purist Preamp|
I brought the Purist to a listening session with some fellow music lovers whom I had never met before. After enjoying the hosts system for the first few hours we switched out the Klyne Audio Arts 7LX - 3.5b pre-amp for the Purist. The first thing we noticed, and I noticed this with my system also, was the interconnects did not fit tightly on the RCA jacks. They were too loose for comfort. The next observation, after the music started playing, was the snap and crackel each time we adjusted the volume up or down. This also happened to me on my system. The last thing about the volume is I could not completely turn it off using the volume control knob. Even on the lowest setting I could hear music clearly. Whether that was good or bad, I don't know, it seemed odd to me.