Red Wine Ginevra Phono Stage - Any Opinions?


I'm considering purchasing this phono stage. There is one good review from Tone Audio online, but there isn't much discussion of it on audio boards. I currently use a RSA Nighthawk and think it's great, but I do miss having tubes in my phono stage. It would be great to hear some opinions from anyone who has tried this product.

Thanks!
gordon_gartrell
Can anybody weigh in on this?
Hm, in Tone Audio even a stone gets a great review. Good luck.
Can't comment on the Ginevra as I have no experience with it. I have the Nighthawk and continue to enjoy it. It tried it against an AQVOX and still preferred the Nighthawk. Comparing the $3000 Ginevra to the $800 Nighthawk is a bit unfair. I would imagine the Ginevra to be better. The real question would be "Is it $2200 better?"
If you can afford it, better is better. I've heard other Red Wine products and they are quite good. Don't they offer a trial period? I know they used to.

When you get into that price range, though, you may want to look at K&K audio's Maxxed out phono preamp kit, built it's $2799. I'm not sure there's a lot that can compete with this phono preamp if you can afford it. Do a search.