Price: $14,000


Aron said: Designed to be the center of any high-quality audio rig, the C1100 offers myriad analog and control connections, MC and MM phono stages, exemplary build quality, luxurious yet intuitive ergonomics, and a rich, inviting sound.

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The gist: Full-featured and great-sounding preamp from the classic American company.