preamplifiers

Acoustic Imagery Jay-Sho Preamplifier - MINI REVIEW

The new Acoustic Imagery Jay-Sho preamplifier visited my listening room following the 2014 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Like the naming of the Atsah amplifier reviewed here, "Jay-Sho" is also a Navajo word, in this case meaning "buzzard". This Jay-Sho was previously scheduled to visit another interested party, so my time with it was limited to just a few weeks.

Aesthetix Calypso Signature Preamplifier & Atlas Stereo Power Amplifier

This review took over a year to come to fruition. I had been in contact with Musical Surroundings, the distributor of the Aesthetix product line, for several years. Garth Leerer, the head of Musical Surroundings and a nice guy, offered for me to pick up the Calypso Signature preamplifier at the close of last October’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.

Atma-sphere MP-3 Preamplifier with Jensen 347 MC Transformers

NOTE TO READERS: (Year 2006) Atma-sphere has been asked repeatedly over several years to comply with 10 Audio's policy on quotes (please see the bottom of the Home Page). They continue to refuse this simple courtesy.

Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH Preamplifier

Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH Preamplifier The Audio Electronic Supply AE-3 DJH preamplifier was a surprise, as you will read below. The list price with remote is $1700. The little preamplifier could be lifted and moved with one hand. The unit’s build quality was very good and it looks and feels like a Cary.

Audio Horizons TP 2.3SvB Line Stage Preamplifier

Three and half years have transpired since I reviewed the Audio Horizons TP 2.1RnB stereo vacuum tube preamplifier. That model carried the “RnB” options: remote control, noise suppression, and input and output transformers to accommodate balanced connections. The new TP 2.3SvB is veteran designer and upgrade specialist Joseph Chow’s latest thinking in preamplifier design.

Audio Horizons TP 8.0sMCpn Phono and TP 2.1RnB Line Preamplifiers

Sometimes we are lucky by being in the right place at the right time. In this case, I happened to see the AudiogoN ad for Audio Horizons gear and clicked on the link to their Web site. Seeing the name of Joseph Chow, a long-time audio hardware engineer and a name I recognized, I researched his current products with great interest. In the past, Mr. Chow designed FM tuners for Kenwood and Proton.

Audio Research LS 16 mk. 2 Line Stage Preamplifier

There are several definitions of “value”, but one that applies most to you, as a reader of audio reviews, is equipment that provides a proportional amount of enjoyment from the money you spent. In other works, pay a little – get a little enjoyment. Pay a lot – get a lot of enjoyment. Buy the best and the result should be artificial reality in your listening room.

Audio Research LS17 SE Preamplifier

The original Audio Research LS17 preamplifier was released in 2006 with a list price of $3,995. Using some of the same technology as the REF 3 and LS26 preamplifiers, the LS17 was targeted at a lower price point. The SE version hit the market in 2011 at $5,500. The upgrades in the SE version included “new Teflon coupling capacitors as well as other internal performance enhancements”.

Audio Research LS22 Preamplifier

The Audio Research Corporation LS22 Line Stage Preamplifier was chosen for this upgrade project because it has a lot of features and a lot of potential. The features that make it attractive are:

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