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Pass Labs XP-17 Phono Stage Preamplifier

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Pass Labs XP-17 Phonostage Preamplifier

Quietly Musical

That was my initial thought when I listened to the Pass Labs XP-17 Phonostage for the first time. Yes, quiet and musical, is an apt description. But there must be more. After all, this is not some run-of-the-mill update. This is a new product in the Pass line. That does not happen all that often. 

In 2016, I had the distinct pleasure to review the XP-15 Phono Stage (HERE). In short, I loved it. It is a terrific phono preamp.… Read the full article

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Goodies from Goldnote – the Goldnote PH-10 Phono Stage

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

Goldnote PH-10 Phono Stage

Goldnote of Italy are makers of bland black boxes for audio with a low functionality quotient. Not. I’ve had Goldnote’s PH-10 phono stage in for review, and wow it’s nice to look at. It’s a distinctly elegant design with a clear attention to detail, aesthetic, and functionality. My sample arrived in black, but is available in silver as well. The single knob on the lower right yields access to a wealth of functions. Push to activate the selection function, twist to cycle through the choices, and watch those choices manifest on a crisp, clear OLED screen that’s about three inches diagonal.… Read the full article

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