Oliver said: To those looking for a straightforward, fuss-free phono preamplifier that prioritizes sound quality, I say put the Boulder 508 at the very top of your audition list: It’s my top choice in a solid-state phono stage at or near $5000.
The gist: New price point for this super-high-end company.
Price: $1349, bundled (turntable alone, $1199; cartridge alone, $199)
Thom said: While $1349 is not an inconsiderable amount of cash for many of us, I discovered that the StudioDeck+ package is a truly great value.
The gist: Step up from a starter ‘table.