Jeff Rowland Consummate Vintage Stereo Preamplifier; Remote
Product: Jeff Rowland Consummate Vintage Stereo Preamplifier; Remote
Product SKU: 23716
Serial Number: P8207 (preamplifier), S8253 (power supply)
Cosmetic Description: 6/10 Good overall condition and appearance with some visible cosmetic wear including light wear on the top edge of the front of both units, and a few scuffs and nicks and rub marks around the top and sides of both. This item does show a few blemishes but is attractive overall and has been well cared for.
What is Included: Preamplifier, Power supply, Remote, IR repeater, Power umbilical cable, Power cable
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: Circa 1992
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "The Consummate is unquestionably a Class A preamplifier. Both its line-level stage and phono stage are among the best in the business. If it is not unequivocally the best in all ways, that merely underscores the fierce competition that exists at the top of the high end. Its phono stage was first-rate, yet marginally bettered in some (though not all) respects by at least one highly rated competitor. Its line-stage was only bettered by a top-of-the-line passive box. And the latter, as do all passive boxes, has real functional limitations—primarily the lack of gain and the care needed in choosing the type and length of interconnecting cable—that may make it unsuitable for use in some systems. It would seem possible that Rowland, if so inclined, could create a version of the Consummate with a no-gain option, but still retain the control and switching functions of the current unit. Perhaps buffering could be another selectable option. The only disadvantage of such an arrangement is that a balanced output could only be generated with a balanced input." - Stereophile
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