RADA Precious One Phono

Audiophile Bill

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That is affordable, I really mean that

Agreed. It is crazy good value. Where the hell can you get a phonostage with solid silver amorphous output transformers and crazy good quality build and aesthetic for this money - answer nowhere lol.
 

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Agreed. It is crazy good value. Where the hell can you get a phonostage with solid silver amorphous output transformers and crazy good quality build and aesthetic for this money - answer nowhere lol.
Concur
I’m waiting for Misho Myronov Wooden Phono
Great value. Reportedly.
 

Audiophile Bill

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Audiophile Bill

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For those of you not acquainted with Eugene Ysaye (the music I was absorbed in for a few days per review) - check out this otherworldly version by Vengerov - make sure you get to the end and I bet your heart rate is up by the end lol.

 

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Audiophile Bill

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general electric 7044, really good mids, bass is tighter then nos valvo or philips

Thanks DasguteOhr. You know Leif built your battery field coil supply - he is mightily happy man.
 

Kingrex

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The Precious Copper that is forthcoming to Solypsa this summer will certainly set a new value bar :)
I want to hear it. I have been through 3 phono stages in the last few months. Non are sticking. Either quiet with no life, or life and too much noise. I don't like turning my vinyl up to optimum listening levels and hearing a deep hum. My digital is dead quiet. My vinyl should be the same.
 

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I want to hear it. I have been through 3 phono stages in the last few months. Non are sticking. Either quiet with no life, or life and too much noise. I don't like turning my vinyl up to optimum listening levels and hearing a deep hum. My digital is dead quiet. My vinyl should be the same.
Despite the fact, that it is tube gear, Rada amps, phono stage and all the other products are dead quiet. Silence becomes musical.
 
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Despite the fact, that it is tube gear, Rada amps, phono stage and all the other products are dead quiet. Silence becomes musical.
I hope so. 2 others I tried were touted as the same.
 

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I want to hear it. I have been through 3 phono stages in the last few months. Non are sticking. Either quiet with no life, or life and too much noise. I don't like turning my vinyl up to optimum listening levels and hearing a deep hum. My digital is dead quiet. My vinyl should be the same.

The RADA Precious is exceptionally quiet regardless of tube or solid state. It is the quietest I have ever owned. You’ll need a good SUT and ensure that is grounded to the RADA.
 

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I have a Bobs device. I like a SUT. But they are tricky. You have to match them to the cart.
 

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I have a Bobs device. I like a SUT. But they are tricky. You have to match them to the cart.
You also have to pick the right cable in/out of it. More variable. I only use SUT just because I want to utilize my mm input. My phono can do the job just excellent without it.
 

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EMT phono also uses sut....just inside box ;) ( I cant remember if EMT is on circuit boards or point to point wire...)

But yes more cable / connector, more variables...
 

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Myy Allnic also has internal SUT. But for some reason, the Bobs pairs much better with my Denon 103R.

I do dislike how difficult it is to keep noise out of the cable beteen the SUT and MM input.
 

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EMT phono also uses sut....just inside box ;) ( I cant remember if EMT is on circuit boards or point to point wire...)

But yes more cable / connector, more variables...
I should have said "external" SUT. :)
 

Audiophile Bill

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In terms of the commentary above regarding SUTs. I would estimate 99% of the time internal SUTs are spec’d to a price point of the overall build and can be improved on with an external much higher quality SUT.

Low capacitance and screened / shielded cable is your choice if you get any noise.
 

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Can you describe the sound of the Aidas, perhaps compared to one of the more common carts out there?
A client that replaced his Benz LP-S MR with an Aidas Gala Gold sent me a few of his observations. I'll add them to the Aidas thread.
 

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