You can only get so much for 5, and if you’re putting a system together, there are plenty of cartridges that will work within these parameters, so choose accordingly and you’ll be just fine.Or, for a nominal charge, CI can provide custom gain and loading. In addition to the Gold Note cartridges on hand, the Lyra Delos, Grado Statement Platinum 2, and Ortofon Quintet Blue cartridges all turned in marvelous performances with the PEQ at it’s standard settings.Dusty Vawter, the man behind Channel Islands Audio has always built first rate gear at reasonable prices, but he’s outdone himself on the PEQ 1 mk.2.At just 5, this tiny phonostage offers performance way beyond what you might expect from the price tag, or the size of the enclosure. and to celebrate, we are introducing two new anniversary tube amplifiers – the ART150 and ART300.
Two more switches adjust gain for MM(45db) and MC(60db). Some of you might snipe about the limited loading options.
A single pair of KT150s produces 150 Watts per channel in the ART150 stereo amplifier, while two pair produce 300 Watts in the ART300 mono-block.
In addition to utilizing the KT150 output tubes, the ART150 and ART300 feature new input and inverter stages using 6922s for voltage gain, main power supply reservoirs boasting a more than ten-fold increase in total capacitance compared to our earlier ART mono-blocks and ARTSA amplifiers, and a new regulator circuit for the input stage power supply.
the nearly ,000 combination of Grand Prix Monaco 2.0 turntable, Tri Planar tonearm and Lyra Etna cartridge, it’s hard to believe it’s all playing through a 5 phonostage.
The soundstage is massive, and the dynamics convincing, with a great deal of fine detail. After a long listening session, accompanying audiophile pals are all left stunned.