Playing with some great toys - Comparing 5 phono stages in my home system

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The cartridges and the tonearms of my system were bought directly from them.

I'm actually looking for a Sut that represents a real improvement over the Ear MC4 - whose transformers are also present in my phono stage Ear 88pb. So I would like not to repeat the same sut for my second turntable.
 
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I tested the Copper and Silver versions of the Consolidated Audio SUT in my system. The Silver is way better than the copper one and I ordered a bespoke SUT in silver.

As indicated by Ked/Bonzo75, the new SUT in silver produced by Anamighty Sound is a very compelling offering and plays in the same league as the copper Consolidated SUT. I purchased one for the secondary system.
 

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I tested the Copper and Silver versions of the Consolidated Audio SUT in my system. The Silver is way better than the copper one and I ordered a bespoke SUT in silver.

As indicated by Ked/Bonzo75, the new SUT in silver produced by Anamighty Sound is a very compelling offering and plays in the same league as the copper Consolidated SUT. I purchased one for the secondary system.
Fine, if silver works for you and your gear.

I do not like silver wired components too much, as they some times have a easy recognizable "silver" sound signature.

But in some set ups , silver works fine, from there, everybody needs to try , there is no general preference for the wire material.
 
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interesting read.
The Phasemation T-1000 (integrated in the EA-1200) and the T-2000 are optimized for 4 to 5 ohm, but will work fine from 1,5ohm to 40 ohm.

So you heard the T-2000 / EA- 2000 in comparison with a very low impedance cart.

I never tried that, will do it soon.

Have you heard the T-2000 connected to the EA-1200? This is my current preferred set up.

In 2 weeks I might have the chance to get the EA-2000 to my home to compare.
Shakti, have you finally heard the T-2000 connected to the Phasemation Ea-1200? How can it be compared to the EA-2000?
 

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Shakti, have you finally heard the T-2000 connected to the Phasemation Ea-1200? How can it be compared to the EA-2000?
I am using the T-2000 now since more than a year on various Phonostages.
The performance increase versus the smaller Phasemation T-1000 step up is huge.
Bigger than moving from T-550 to T-1000.

As the EA-1000 has the T-1000 step up integrated, the performance increase using the T-2000 with EA-1200 is big.

But even with T-2000 the performance will not become close to EA-2000.

I would say, with T-2000 it is possible to make a little more than the half way to EA-2000 performance, which is a big step compared to standard EA-1200 and will give to this combination a good value, as T-1000 step up is embedded.

During the next year (I would assume) Phasemation will launch the optional second PSU box for the EA--1200,
as they did before with EA-1000.

This will become an interesting challenge, as the second PSU was like a turbo charger for EA-1000.

This will close the gap between EA-2000 and EA-1200 even further.

For me EA-2000 performance is the best Phonostage I ever heard, everybody who knows my set up and is visiting me cannot believe, that this sound difference is "only" cased by the change of the Phonostage.
 

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