Had to spend a lot more to get something better. Now using a top of the range Whest.
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I cannot supply any insight into Whest products, except to say that I find their website to be very opaque as regards their design philosophy. But I do wonder whether any Whest user has also auditioned one of the later Klyne phono stages or full function preamps with phono. I'd be interested in a comparison.
The primary source is a Raven One/Graham Phantom II/Lyra Delos with Ringmat GS, custom made short phono ICs (courtesy of Audio Origami)feeding Whest (+ custom IC) and Simaudio I-7 amplification rounded off with reasonably short speaker cables and Martin Logan Vantage hybrid electrostats. It doesn't really matter how far apart the speakers are placed, you'll end up with room-width sound right into the corners (including the top corners) of the room. ;)
Previously the T/T was Linn LP12/Ittok LVII/Asaka followed by a Music Maker mmIII. The LVII was briefly transferred to the Raven using a unique one-off Linn armboard - the first LVII Raven armboard in the World - and I've still got it - boomerang shaped and machined from 2cm thick solid aluminium.
It's free from the stainless steel inserts that the normal Raven armboards use and is much simpler to assemble as a result.
I'm off to a party now but I wish everyone a fantastic New Year celebration. :D
Take care and all the best...
I've owned a Titan Pro for 4 years and sent it in for an upgrade a year ago. It replicates great timbre,great separation of instruments,controlled upper extension and a very wide soundstage. That being said I think all things in my analog front end work in harmony for the final summation.
My analog front end.
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