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Simaudio P-8? (vs ARC Ref 5SE)

Discussion in 'audio' started by indus, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. indus

    indus Member

    I know its a long shot but has anybody here heard a Simaudio P8 preamp and could give some feedback on it?

    And as an even longer shot anybody able to compare it to a ARC Ref5 SE?

    At present I'm using a Simaudio CDT and dac combined with an ARC LS17 preamp. I'd like to change the pre amp and am considering the P8 (synergy with my CDT and Dac) and a Ref 5SE (as I've loved my time with the LS17)

    Thanks very much
  2. Clay B

    Clay B pfm Member


    Haven't heard a Simaudio, sorry!, but I have heard the ARC Ref 5SE estensively in a friends store. It is lovely, lovely, lovely. Your LS 17 is no slouch nor is Simaudio by reputation, but the Ref 5SE is simply superb. They weren't cheap but we never had a disappointed customer.
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  3. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    agreed , its a wonderful pre [ref 5se] , just wish it was a bit more readily available and cheaper
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  4. indus

    indus Member

    Thanks for the feedback.

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