“So I have had this amp for two months now. Of course the day I got it was very exciting and the packaging was most impressive as most of us have heard. I got the prologue two in brushed aluminum as an open stock item, and I just have to say it’s just gorgeous. Examining the build quality paint job and pure aesthetics that it has is an experience all of it’s own.
I thought about the amp for a while before I actually bought it, originally wanted the one but impulsively went for two instead.
Yes this is my first experience with tubes, and I wasn’t really looking forward to trying a bunch of tubes. I bought the amp to replace a Yamaha receiver that was powering a pair of Martin Logan motion 4’s. Yup that’s right two tiny home theatre speakers that weight about 3 pounds each. And these are the speakers I still am using. The speakers are bright they have ribbon tweeters and a “folded” 4 inch woofer. They were also an impulsive buy. But I’ve learned to live with them for now.
So I hook the amp up and begin my burn in process. First impression of sound… I spent too much… It has to be better than this I’ve read So much about this thing! Sounds better than the receiver which I was beating the he’ll out of by the way.
So a few days go by and I begin to see a huge difference in many of my favorite albums.’a few weeks go by and I don’t know how I could live without this thing.
There have been moments particularly in voices both male and female that absolutely melt me. An instance of my favorite acoustic recording The Pizza Tapes which is so raw and pure “yes at the same time” to begin with, absolutely floored me. I could see: no feel them pick the guitars, at times hear they’re breaths which was ok with me. It was something that I had listened to hundreds of times before and sounded so new. Now keep in mind I’m using a Yamaha 5 disc cd player, horrible interconnects and monster speaker wire, not to mention the motion 4’s which surprisingly have some output. I simply cannot wait to upgrade and I just don’t know what to do first, but I have ordered some el34eh and can’t wait to hear a difference from the stock kt88’s. Once I learned optimal volume levels on this amp it makes listening Such a leisure but still so exciting!
Thank you PrimaLuna, Thank you Herman and Thank you Kevin.
Any advice on my first upgrade besides new speakers would be greatly appreciated!”
Hi Jason! Great to see your enthousiasm for one of our babies! It’s true this is a great little amp. Keep on rocking! Ciao, Herman van den Dungen
I think that you should replace the Yamaha disc player first….
For shure the combination with the PrimaLuna Prologue Eight is a magic one.
And I have times sold the Prologue Two in combination with the AH! NjoeTjoeb 4000,
that’s also a winning team….
I wish you many hours of plesure with your Prologue Two and lot’s of fun with the quest for the rest of your system….
Just had my first dive into tube rolling. The dealer that sold me the Primaluna Dialogue 3
suggested some tubes to replace the very fine stock 12AU7’s. He rebuilds classic tube amps, TT’s and speakers on the side and has a big selection old tubes. Anyway in this big suitcase he had a matching set of 4 RCA Military Grade Black Plate JRC 6189/12AU7WA
NOS tubes all dated 8-62. I was thrilled w/the stock tubes but with these RCA’s I’m having trouble picking my jaw up from the floor. An awesome pre amp has taken one step beyond. Definite Audio Nirvana.
so Prologue 8 will be a killer combination with Prologue 2 ??……. or the “8” is suitable to work better with other primaluna´s amp???
BTW, love my primaluna gear!….they are a very good combination with my audio physics scorpio 25!!!!!
Thanks for your email. The ProLogue Eight or ProLogue Classic CD Player is a killer product of its own. I don’t think there is a “tubier” sounding cd player in the world. I know lot of people are convinced that we offer unbeatable value and musicality with our PrimaLuna amps and I can and have to agree with that as that was our ultimate goal when we started up this project. But the ProLogue Eight / Classic CD Player is the most remarkable product out of the full range and works well on its own with other PrimaLuna gear but also other brand’s models. If I type here which brand cd players have been replaced by this small musicbox, even more “friends” in this business will hate the idea what we have accomplished with the PrimaLuna brand. Believe me, if you let your ears decide instead of the emotions from others, it will most certainly surprise you too! And you will understand why some dealers refuse to demo this unit against much more expensive competition …
Herman van den Dungen
DUROB AUDIO BV