I realized today that if I REALLY want to go all-out on my analog rig, I'm going to want a tubed phono stage. How cheaply can I get one (or, better stated, how cheaply can I get a decent one)?
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10/15/04 at 5:01am
Originally Posted by marios_mar
Pro-jet is a no-nonsense company. For the same amount (appr.) you can get a Trichord Dino they sell the tube box. I wouldn be surprised if the tube box is quite better than the Trichord and other brand phono stages that cost the same or more money
Yet I would be pretty sure that op-amps actually do the job and the tubes are there just to glow. Can someone comment on this?
I am serisously thinking of getting it to complete my analog source. I currently have the Project phonobox which is excellent (especially for my Project 2.0). But the Project RPM-9+clearaudio wood need something much better.
I would suggest you get the Pro-ject PHono box for now. It is a dual mono desing. You can have the op amps changed I suppose and upgrade the external power suplly. A hifi mag I have says that its high end for the have nots. And indeed it sounds incredible for its price($120 new i think?)
I have had the Pro-ject 2/Stanton881s/Pro-ject Phonobox combo for months and it is really great!! The bass of the phonobox sort of makes up for the non massive table. It fits like a glove(same company anyway). Forget the tube for now. It makes no sense to get a phono stage worth more than the rest of your analog system.
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