I have gone through two Adcom preamps in the last 4 years and decided not to purchase another Adcom product to match up with my Carver TFM-35x amplifier. To stay in suit with my amp - I found a very nice condition Carver CT-26V Preamp/Tuner. When I hooked that up it seemed like I lost alot of bottom end punch from my Klipsch LaScalas. What I did hear was alot of high end tinny / echo sound. I had to turn the treble down quite a bit and turn the bass up to about 3/4 of the knob. Sounded much better - but still not what I remember. Next step was finding an equalizer to tweak in more of what I wanted. Purchased a Kenwood GE1100 equalizer unit and heard a little difference but nothing major. Pulled the Kenwood out today and purchased a very nice ADC Sounshaper 910 computerized EQ/Analyzer. Just got done putting that in the cabinet and it sounds better than the Kenwood did - but still missing that punch in the chest ...What the hell !
Any advice on how to proceed ?
Is it the CT-26V that is causing me the issues ?