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.
Jason said: In terms of sound quality, I can’t think of a single thing I’d change about how the Revelation Andromeda reproduces music.
The gist: Jason was smitten by this expensive phono stage.
Thom said: Is it truly high fidelity? Maybe not -- but it doesn’t miss that mark by much. It’s possibly the least expensive way to get into vinyl with a serious turntable.
The gist: Classic brand delivers a solid value in an entry-level ‘table.
Edgar said: Mr. Döhmann and his team have created yet another Aussie engineering and artistic marvel, further compounding Australia’s rep for awe-inspiring natural and man-made wonders…
The gist: Australia’s latest entry into the super-turntable sweepstakes.
Thom said: It ran quietly, motor noise never contaminated its exceptionally good sound, and it played most LPs, no questions asked.
The gist: Refreshing that the top of the line costs five hundred bucks.
Jeff S. said: . . . it reproduced music with such transparency and naturalness that my usual audiophile nit-picking took a back seat to simply listening to truthful reproductions of musical events.
The gist: This turntable has a meter, too.
Gordon said: McIntosh Laboratory’s MTI100 is an audio component, but it’s also a piece of industrial art.
The gist: Unique -- in a good way -- in the world of audio.
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.