Where do you go from a Pure Sound P10?

Non-Smoking Man

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I have been very happy with this phono stage, which has performed well and been reliable. Whats the next step? Leaning towards valves again but welcome all suggestions, inc. valve kits.

Jack

 

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I went from P10 to a Audio Innovations P2. Budget allowing the Art Audio Vinyl One and Aurorasound Vida would be others to consider.

 

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Jack,

if you wanted to borrow my art vinyl 1 Pm me. I have the turntable apart to finish off the plinth so no vinyl is being played at present.

I am not sure which cartridge you are using? Is it worth considering a SUT or better SUT as well?

 

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I went from the P10 with an L10 pre-amp to an Audio Note (UK) M5 Phono (pre with built-in phono stage.) Big upgrade. :^

 

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I went from a P10 to a Conrad Johnson EV1 and can't imagine changing it now ...

 

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Jack,if you wanted to borrow my art vinyl 1 Pm me. I have the turntable apart to finish off the plinth so no vinyl is being played at present.

I am not sure which cartridge you are using? Is it worth considering a SUT or better SUT as well?
I'm using the Pure Sound T10, JP. (Yes, I use MCs and thats not going to change unless its a Decca.)

The T10 will probably go with the P10 but I have a nice Partridge SUT ready to step into the breach.

Borrow Art Vinyl 1? Yes please!

Jack.

Thankyou everyone for your contributions..keep em coming..

 

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What cart are you using Jack? If MC, it's certainly a cheaper option to play around with a SUT into a MM stage. I'm doing this at the mo, and liking it.

Posted same time as you. Let us know how you get on with the Art. :^

 

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Jack, I had a P10 and found it to be a great little phono stage. The Art Audio Vinyl One that I have now is better, but not hugely.

 

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Whilst the Art does come with built in MC transformers they are not that great (with my cartridge anyway) and bettered by one of the martha type partridge 1:6 SUTs.

I also think there are few different build specs of the Vinyl 1 with later models incorporating the Hovland capacitors as standard whereas the earlier ones didn't. ????? I am only speculating as people have commented on getting theirs upgraded to include the Hovlands which mine came with from new.

In my system going from a Kinshaw Perception and MC15 super mkii the upgrade to Lyra Dorian and the Partidge SUT made more difference than the phono stage to the Vinyl 1. It was noticeably better (maybe excluding the bass which IMHO the kinshaw really excels at).

 

myrman

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As Phil mentioned the AI P2 is a great phono stage but sadly rarely found for sale these days. I managed to get my hands on one earlier this year and am constantly surprised just how good it is. Although I'm using the internal phono on my Modwright pre I will certainly be hanging on to the P2.

It could also be worth considering a Leben too. The RS-30EQ seems to have a good rep. I've not heard one though.

 

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Currently I'm using an Ortofon Cadenza Blue, with an AT33PTG as an alternative. I think my Partridge SUT might be from Martha via Montesquieu. Havent tried that yet;looks like I should give it a go against the T10.

J

 

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Currently I'm using an Ortofon Cadenza Blue, with an AT33PTG as an alternative. I think my Partridge SUT might be from Martha via Montesquieu. Havent tried that yet;looks like I should give it a go against the T10.J
Yes, do. :^

 

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Tron Seven - superb phono stage.

I use a Noteworthy Phonote which is based on the Tron and it's the best phono stage I've ever owned (and I've owned quite a few!)

Lefty

 

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Jack what's your table and arm? Just thinking that vinyl replay is really a big chain and finding the weakest link is where money should go...?

 

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Icon Audio? Thought someone might suggest the PS3.
I do! The old-style PS1.2 with the upgraded Jensen caps sounded better to me than the PS3, and I have enjoyed it now for several years. I use the MM input, with a RFC's MC1 SUT, and think it sounds terrific with my source components.

Nick (myrman) hosted a phono stage bake-off a few years ago and the PS1 came out very well.

(here's the link .... http://www.hifiwigwam.com/showthread.php?45517-Northampton-Bake-off&highlight=icon+audio+phono .... see for example Rabski's comment in post 52 in the thread)

 

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