I own a Chenin, and used to own a Cortese. I regret selling the Cortese. I love the Chenin, but the Cortese has a more robust, full bodied sound, with better detail. Perhaps this is due to the better power supply. One drawback is that the extra tubes in the power supply creates more heat, which is noticeable. Nonetheless, I hope to buy another Cortese somewhere down the line. In fact, I recently read on Supratek's website that the Cortese has been improved, so a new one is that much more enticing to me. Both preamps are very quiet and are rather neutral sounding to my ears, with a clarity in sound that is unlike any of the other tube preamps that I have owned. For what it is worth, the Chenin sounds better to me than the separate preamp and Stereophile Class A phonostage (a $12k combo) which I owned between the Cortese and Chenin.
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