AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp

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Mariusz

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #20 on: 18 Jul 2009, 12:18 am »
Hi Boris

Is your phono ready? If so, I want one (MM). :drool:

Cheers
Mariusz :thumb:

Audiovista

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #21 on: 18 Jul 2009, 12:45 am »
That's because they use PA equipment with high output, lots of distortion. Not like the virtues of fine hifi we are using. Therefore, the lesser output is compensated by the "disco" environment.

Wayner :)

How things change...during my time as DJ we used almost exclusively Phase Linear II and DIY speakers (including humongous subwoofers) with Dynaudio drivers (when audiophiles rock....or disco.... :roll:) - now I'm dating myself, but at least the Phase Linears were not new... :D


Audiovista

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #22 on: 18 Jul 2009, 12:50 am »
Hi Boris

Is your phono ready? If so, I want one (MM). :drool:

Cheers
Mariusz :thumb:

Thanks Mariusz!

I'm taking orders..... please check out the following link for details:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=69793.0

Boris

Mariusz

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #23 on: 18 Jul 2009, 01:21 am »
Hi Boris

Is your phono ready? If so, I want one (MM). :drool:

Cheers
Mariusz :thumb:

Thanks Mariusz!

I'm taking orders..... please check out the following link for details:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=69793.0

Boris

Thanks Boris

Payment sent.

Mariusz :thumb:

richidoo

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #24 on: 18 Jul 2009, 01:31 am »
Thanks Boris.... Do you use caps in the local feedback loop?

Audiovista

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #25 on: 18 Jul 2009, 12:14 pm »
Thanks Mariusz! Payment received, I will update tracking info later today.

Audiovista

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #26 on: 18 Jul 2009, 12:18 pm »
Thanks Boris.... Do you use caps in the local feedback loop?

Hi Rich,

There are no capacitors in the local feedback, just 0.5% resistors to set gain.


richidoo

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #27 on: 18 Jul 2009, 12:31 pm »
That is cool. This is gonna be goood   8)

toobluvr

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #28 on: 18 Jul 2009, 02:05 pm »
That is cool. This is gonna be goood   8)

Oh yeah......it is GOOD!     :banana piano:

I've had it for over a week, and because the price is so incredible, I keep waiting for it to fall down and do something egregiously wrong.   So far it hasn't!  Quite the contrary, it continues to impress and gets better as I play it.     :thumb:

This piece defies typical audiophile wisdom in that the performance is waaaaay out of whack with the price....in a good way!   I keep questioning myself "how can this thing be so good for so cheap?"    :scratch:
My audio sensibilities are in upheaval....I'm all confused......I need to unlearn all I've learned!   :o

I know it is a tired old cliche in audio, but in my estimation, it really is a

GIANT KILLER

I'm not saying it is the best phono section in the world, but I am saying that based on the price / expectations / performance / value equation  I can't imagine anyone being disappointed.....and i do mean anyone....even if they are shopping in the $1000 or more range.

 :duel:

It really is that good!  I just wanna keep listening to it.  A very good sign indeed!

~John

« Last Edit: 18 Jul 2009, 05:19 pm by toobluvr »

Zero

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #29 on: 18 Jul 2009, 03:51 pm »
toobluvr,

I feel the same way about Boris's i34 integrated. Though I mean no disrespect to Jolida, Prima Luna, Anthem, Cayin, and a number of Chi-fi brands out there, the i34 plays in a different ballpark. I only wish I spun vinyl, as I'd love to check out this piece! I'm sure its killer.


toobluvr

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #30 on: 18 Jul 2009, 03:59 pm »
toobluvr,

I feel the same way about Boris's i34 integrated. Though I mean no disrespect to Jolida, Prima Luna, Anthem, Cayin, and a number of Chi-fi brands out there, the i34 plays in a different ballpark. I only wish I spun vinyl, as I'd love to check out this piece! I'm sure its killer.

Hmmmmm....Interesting that you mention the i34 compared to PrimaLuna.  My GF currently has the i-34 and we are considering a PrimaLuna integrated.

Any comparisons, contrasts, or comments you can provide are greatly appreciated.  Which model PL did you have?

Thx,
John

Zero

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #31 on: 18 Jul 2009, 04:30 pm »
Hello John. 

Since I don't want to derail this thread, I'll be happy to answer your questions via: PM. 

toobluvr

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #32 on: 18 Jul 2009, 05:00 pm »
Hello John. 

Since I don't want to derail this thread, I'll be happy to answer your questions via: PM.

OK...please do that.

Thanks!

richidoo

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #33 on: 18 Jul 2009, 05:46 pm »
Though I mean no disrespect to Jolida, Prima Luna, Anthem, Cayin, and a number of Chi-fi brands out there [snip]

That's funny    "Chi-Fi"   :lol:

Zero

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #34 on: 18 Jul 2009, 07:35 pm »
*blinks innocently*  :green:

santacore

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #35 on: 18 Jul 2009, 08:41 pm »
Just ordered one. Looking forward to it!

topround

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #36 on: 19 Jul 2009, 02:13 am »
Hi,
I ordered one too :thumb:
#2

can't wait..
I got the cables too so I will let you guys know how they compare to the Yamamuras I am using now.

Mike

toobluvr

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #37 on: 19 Jul 2009, 06:54 am »
Hi,
I ordered one too :thumb:
#2

can't wait..
I got the cables too so I will let you guys know how they compare to the Yamamuras I am using now.

Mike

You will enjoy it Mike.  My personal guarantee!

Audiovista

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #38 on: 7 Aug 2009, 09:44 pm »
Two phono preamps coming with short lead time (3-5 days)!

Audiovista

Re: AudioCircle Limited Edition phono preamp
« Reply #39 on: 15 Aug 2009, 08:25 pm »
Just wanted to let everybody know that I will take a short vacation with sporadic access to computer - my responses will be delayed. My wife will monitor activity from home (yep, it's just me and the kids going away  :thumb:)and let me know if anything's urgent, but in the mean time feel free to browse Phono Feedback thread

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=69666.0

and ordering info

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=69793.0

There are a few preamps in finishing stages and can be shipped around mid September....

I hope to have some interesting pics upon my return.... have fun everyone  :beer: