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McIntosh’s first ever dedicated phono stage offers high-res vinyl ‘rips’ via USB

Dedicated turntable amp with digital archiving lands in the UK just in time for the holidays!   20th December 2016, Bournemouth UK: McIntosh’s new MP100, the first dedicated phono preamplifier from the legendary US brand and one featuring USB outputs for high-quality (24-bit) ‘rips’ from vinyl collections, has landed in …

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Leema Elements Ultra Phono Stage and a lesson in synergy

Elements Ultra Phono Stage.   Leema always feel to me like something of a recent addition to the HiFi world, I was quite surprised to find they’ve been going for  some time. A couple of ex-BBC engineers, Lee Taylor and the wonderfully named Mallory Nicholls started the firm back in …

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Chord Electronics Chordette Dual Phono Stage Review

Chord Electronics’ Chordette products are a range of audio separates that the manufacturer would no doubt prefer are bought and used as a family, rather than as individual components. They share the same novel boutique form-factor – every one of them from DAC to power amp is housed in machined-from-solid-aluminium …

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Allnic H-1201 Phono Stage Review

Allnic H1201 Phono Stage

It isn’t every day that you speak to dealer and they offer you the chance to hear a product line up from top to bottom. It happened by chance when ordering a new set of valves from Richard at Lotus Hifi for my Allnic H-1500, he was going on holiday …

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Aurora Sound Vida Phono-stage – Review by PMAC

The phrase “never satisfied” crossed my mind many times during my Hi-Fi journey, always looking for the extra bit of performance that would enhance my listening experience. So, it was with this goal in mind that I embarked on my mission. A mission designed to leave me “completely satisfied”. An …

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Arkless Electronics Phono Stage Review

  Review kit: Benz Micro – Glider Acoustic Solid 111 Arcam FMJ32 Amplifier Triangle Antal ESw speaker Oh and a humble looking Cambridge Audio phono stage.. Heavily modified.. Some people just care about the sound and the price. Actually, that’s probably most of us. There are others that care about …

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