The Tube Phono’s hand wired circuit is designed to keep the signal as pure and uncolored as possible, while avoiding the harsh and sterile sound that can come from some gear that claims “great detail and speed”. EF86 pentodes are used at the input, chosen for their high gain, low noise and sweet sound. The signal passes thru a direct coupled passive equalization network to a 6DJ8 type dual triode. From there the signal can be taken at the single ended RCA outputs. To achieve a studio level balanced output the signal passes through a 12BH7 gain stage to balanced transformer XLR outputs.
“Shockingly reminiscent of my reference ARC Ref Phono 2…It’s not much to look at–kind of like a Dynakit–but it certainly sounded fantastic… To be fair, all three phonostages sounded great. The Bottlehead one, in this application (using the high-ouput Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement), just sounded a bit more alive and transparent.”
|Dimensions||12 x 12 x 24 in|