When Tim de Paravicini does a job; he does it properly; whether it is a custom studio installation, or an affordable phono pre amplifier like the EAR Phono Classic range. With years of experience in design and manufacturing, nobody can come close to his unique point of view and life experiences he puts into all his designs.
When first launched, now over five years ago, it was the only valve phono stage you could buy with facilities for both good quality Moving Coil (MC) and Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges. In addition, for a small premium the unit could be purchased with an in-built volume control, allowing direct connection to a power-amplifier.
Yoshino Ltd. decided to up-rate and widen the range. There are now three models in the EAR Phono Classic line up:
The Classic uses the same circuit architecture as its more expensive brothers, and shares in the same high quality sound through MM type cartridges. It is enclosed in a tough, rigid metal case, and is fully "CE" type approved.
Their most popular phono amplifier in England, the Signature builds on the classic specification, by adding a superb Moving Coil (MC) input stage, as well as the no extra price option of a high quality volume control.
Top of the range, the Special Edition comes in a stunning chrome and gold cabinet, and has extra attention and quality control. For the true vinyl enthusiast. With different moving coil input options, this unit will fit the most demanding of audiophile systems.
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