Hifi Reviews - Phono Stages
What Hi-Fi gives the Arcam rPhono from Arcam the once over in a new review
rcam's new Arcam rPhono MM and MC phono stage is reviewed by What Hi-Fi. The Arcam rPhono's review price was £395. The venerable Phono Stages reviewer What Hi-Fi has given the Arcam rPhono 5 stars.
Audio Research Reference Phono 3 - Phono Stage
Why Hi-Fi+ calls the Reference Phono 3 From Audio Research Agile
i-Fi+ Magazine recently reviewed the Audio Research - Reference Phono 3, naming agility as its defining characteristic and giving it their "Highly Recommended" rating.
ifi Audio iPhono 2
Analogue Planet Highly Recommend The iFi Audio iPhono 2
nalogue Planet review the iFi Audio iPhono 2 an MM and MC phono stage that retails for £435 on Amazon. The iPhono 2 is an upgraded version of the original iPhono. The reviewer is familiar with the original iPhono so the review looks at the improvements found in the iFi Audio iPhono 2. They award the iPhono 2 a "Highly Recommended" commendation and conclude with :-
Cyrus Phono Signature
Review - Cyrus Phono Signature By The Audiophileman
he Cyrus Phono Signature - phono stage (and yours for £1,200) is reviewed by The Audiophileman. In the review the Cyrus Phono Signature is reviewed on its own and then with the addition of an optional power supply the Cyrus PSX-R2 (Yours for £695). The Cyrus Phono Signature gets an 8 score from Audiophileman and a "Groovy" award. Think it's fair to say that the reviewer doesn't like the user interface found in the Phono Signature but loves the sound quality as :-
Cyrus Phono Signature
Review - Cyrus Phono Signature By What Hi-Fi
new review of the Cyrus Phono Signature/PSX-R2 (the PSX-R2 is an add on power supply) from Cyrus by What Hi-Fi. The Cyrus Phono Signature/PSX-R2's review price was £1,900. Overall the Cyrus Phono Signature/PSX-R2 has earned 5 stars from What Hi-Fi.
Cyrus Phono Signature
Review - Cyrus Phono Signature By Hi-Fi Choice
he Cyrus Phono Signature – A Phono stage or Phono Preamp is taken out for review by Hi-Fi Choice. The Price at the time of the review for a Cyrus Phono Signature was £1,200. Full marks for Cyrus here as Hi-Fi Choice award the Cyrus Phono Signature the (full of course) 5 stars.
Review - Rega Aria Phono Stage By What Hi-Fi
he Rega Aria Phono stage is the subject of a review by What Hi-Fi. The Rega Aria's price at the time of the review was £800. All in all What Hi-Fi feel that the Rega Aria merits the full 5 stars and continue with :-
Cambridge Audio Azur 651P Phono Stage
Review - Cambridge Audio Azur 651P Phono Preamp By SoundStage
he Cambridge Audio Azur 651P Phono Preamp or Phono Stage is reviewed by US reviewer SoundStage. The 651P is £120 currently over here in the UK. They're pretty impressed ( once the burn in time has elapsed ) comparing the 651P very favourably with the internal phono preamp in a Linn Majik Integrated Amp (who know a thing or too re turntables) with :-
Review Of The iFi iPhono - Phono Preamp by Toneaudio
very comprehensive review of the £350 iFi iPhono - Phonostage or Phono preamp, by US reviewer Toneaudio. Their number one requirement from a phono stage is that it’s quiet i.e. no hum or white noise audible. The iFi Audio iPhono pass this test with flying colours. They also like the ability to customise the iFi iPhono to your particular cartridge and the fact that there’s trickle down technology in the iPhono from AMR’s top of the range $12,000 Reference PH-77 phonostage. Noting that the iFi iPhono may not be suitable for very low output MC cartridges , they conclude :-
Graham Slee Communicator
Review of the Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator by What Hi-Fi
full 5 star rating for the £160 Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator , which is an MM / MC Phono preamp (or phono stage) in What Hi-Fi's review. In awarding their maximum stars they conclude :-
Review of the iFi iPhono - Phonostage or Phono preamp by Analog Planet
very favourable review and Gruvy award winning review of the £350 iFi iPhono - Phonostage or Phono preamp, from across the pond, by Analog Planet. They conclude :-
Graham Slee - Gram Amp 2 SE
Review of the Graham Slee - Gram Amp 2 SE by HiFi Choice
avourable review of the Graham Slee - Gram Amp 2 SE by HiFi Choice. Read a summary of the review via the link below then click on the image to the right for the full review. Looks like there's been a mix up between 4 or 5 stars but it comes out very well.
Phono preamp shootout from Analog Planet
he four phono preamps (phonostages) in the shootout were the
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