Simaudio 610LP vs Esoteric E-03 phono stages


Have anyone sonically compared the Simaudio 610LP vs. Esoteric E-03 phono stage.


Showing 4 responses by moonguy

I just ordered the 610 LP today. Although I haven't heard the Esoteric E-03, I could report back after I have the 610 for while on the sound.

There is a review of the 810 Lp where they compare the sound to the E-03

My former phono stage was a Zesto Andros.
Hi Jon47,

I haven't heard either the 610 or 810. Usually when Simaudio has products say like the P-7 pre and P-8, you almost get all the performance of the highest model at a significant price reduction.

I almost at the time of buying the Zesto, had the E03 on the short list also. The reason I didn't buy it was for the same reason you have stated.

I will be burning in the 610 for 2 weeks. The Simaudio equipment has a very long break in time I have experienced first hand many times.

The dealer is checking today to see if they have a 610 in stock since they are so new. So, it may be a while before I report back especially with the break in time.

The Zesto sounded good, although the SS 610lp will be more my cup of tea. There is an 810 on ebay for $5K, although it didn't look well cared for.

We have similar systems. I have the W-5 LE, P-7.To answer your question. As good as the Andros is, the Simaudio 610lp trounced it, no comparison.

I am between tables right now, but will be running fully balanced into the 610 in the future.My advice would be to get the 610, you won't look back.

Read the latest tone magazine review of the 610, saying some will prefer it to the 810.
No, I didn't get a chance to listen to the Esoteric. It is very well reviewed.There is a gently used one at audio eden here in Canada.with the dollar difference in your favour, it might be worth looking at.