Aesthetix Janus?


Anybody tried this yet? It's natural competitor is probably the Hovland 200 with phono. I'm interested in anybody's experience.

Thanks,
David Shapiro
deshapiro
Here is an earlier thread from August 2003 in which Albert Porter offered his assessment of the Aesthetix Janus preamp which he'd had in his home system for a listening opportunity. You may be aware that Albert uses the Aesthetix Io Signature phono stage and Callisto Signature linestage in his system:
http://forum.audiogon.com//cgi-bin/fr.pl?eanlg&1060711017&openusid&zzAlbertporter&4&&
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DAVID

I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MINE. I HAD A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS AT FIRST BUT AESTHETIX PROVIDED SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE. SINCE THEN THE UNIT HAS PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 4 12AX7LP TUBES IN THE PHONO STAGE AND THE 6922S YOU WILL WANT TO TRY CHANGING THE 12AX7WBS. THEY DONT SOUND AS GOOD AND HAVE RELIABILITY PROBLEMS. I HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH SOVTEK 12AX7LPS, GROOVE TUBES 12AX7M, AND ELECTRO HARMONIX. ALL RATHER INEXPENSIVE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HAD A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IN MY SYSTEM IN WHICH I FORGOT ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC. IT IS JUST FANTASTIC TO BE LISTENING TO MUSIC. BRAD

PLEASE REFERENCE JANUS IN SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL IF YOU RESPOND. I AM SUPRISED YOU HAVE NOT HAD A RESPONSE YET. IF YOU HAVENT MADE A DECISION I WOULD BE GLAD TO TALK MORE
do you still have it? How is the phono stage? Mike