Preamplifiers, specifically Coincident(s)


#1

Gentlemen (and any ladies snooping hereabouts),



Has anyone heard the Coincident Statement Line Stage, henceforth to be referred to as the CSLS?



I have done my research, my listening experiments, and arrived the conclusion that my next upgrade will be a preamp, rather than a DAC with analogue volume control. I know several people here are using the ARC ref 5SE. This is a preamp I would aspire to own. However, the CSLS beckons to me with its polished steel chassis, glowing 101D bottles, balanced design, dual transformer volume control and $5,499 “drive away” pricing. Coincident also claims no capacitors or resistors in the signal path.



What think ye, noble folk of the PSAudio forum?


#2

You probably read this already but I thought I would post it anyway.

IM is certainly another highly respected member of the Canadian Audiophile Royalty.



http://www.audio-activity.com/coincident-statement-linestage-in-english.html


#3

Thank you Gordon, I hadn’t found that review. They all seem very positive. If no-one has heard it I may just have to bite the bullet.



Did you mean IB (Israel Blume) instead of IM?