iFi Micro iPhono3 Black Label – Compact Phono Section

iFi Micro iPhono3 Black Label – Can It Get Even Better? IFi Audio has introduced a new turntable preamp iPhono3 Black Label, which is said to be the best vinyl section the British manufacturer has made so far. The device has been developed for several years and uses certain solutions taken from the prestigious preamplifier PH-77 of the sister company AMR, and provides a high degree of usability in a compact housing. The device is designed in the image of other models of the micro and nano series, but with a significantly longer length of the metal housing. The signal

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The Best Phono Preamps 2020 For Every Budget

Phono Preamplifiers In The Test: Tips And The Best Devices At A Glance Do you have an equalizer amplifier? If so, you will quickly notice that your new turntable, if you connect it to your amplifier, will produce nothing but a quiet hum. Why? Because turntable cartridges work with an extremely low output voltage and this must be amplified accordingly. If your amplifier does not have an input labeled with: Phono MM MC then there is a good chance that you will have to buy a phono preamplifier. This problem often occurs because the manufacturers of amplifiers didn’t count on

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iFi Audio Zen DAC Review

A powerful desktop DAC with a headphone amplifier is always a pleasure to see in our test lab such as this iFi Audio ZEN DAC in the review. Even when it comes with a reasonable price like this iFi Audio Zen DAC. Compact, desktop DAC with a built-in headphone amplifier is very popular today. We decide on it after purchasing a higher quality pair of headphones, aware that integrated sound cards are probably not able to get the best out of them, and motivated by the fact that such DACs pull all of the electronics in charge of sound processing

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Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 Review

A few months ago I got to test my first ever tube phono preamp to use with my turntables: The Pro-Ject Tube Box S2. And I thought it was time to give it an honest review. It is unnecessary to re-analyze vinyl returns to audiophile systems, but this trend, if it can be viewed in this way, has its reasons. Rare are the ones who started listening to vinyl records on the wave of their return, because most younger physical media consumers do not even have discotheques. Most turntable users today are recruited from a bunch of music lovers who

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Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital Review

Pro-Ject is a company we are very familiar with. Their offer is divided into two main parts: turntables and Box Design products. Turntables are almost always the best buy products in their class, and Box Design products are often an excellent price and quality ratio. Miniature dimensions are a basic feature of all Box Design products. Amplifiers, headphone preamps, digital-to-analog converters, streamers, or all components of a single audio system, can be found, only reduced. For this issue, we had the opportunity to test the Pre Box S2 Digital. Behind this long name, we find a small preamplifier, a headphone

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Cambridge Audio Phono Preamplifiers – Solo & Duo Review and Test

Whether you remove dust from your record collection or have embraced analogy through massive vinyl hysteria, the needle drop in the first black groove is a unique experience. True record fans(including myself) says: “If you have never heard the reproduction of the top-of-the-range, well-adjusted turntable and the appropriate audio system, you never heard how music should sound.” Vinyl lovers enjoy the return of the turntable but are also aware of the importance of phono preamplifier. So what is a preamplifier? Also known as a phono preamp or a preamplifier, the phono stage ensures the signal processing from the cartridge(turntable) to

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