Stereophile’s annual Recommended Components of 2022 is now available in softcopy form. Some of the good stuff you may find from us are: EAT E-Glo I (tube integrated), Rogue Audio RP7 (tube pre), Rogue Audio Sphinx V3, Thales Slim II, Thales Simplicity II tonearm, Thales Statement tonearm (flagship), Thales Xquisite ST cartridge, EMT TSD 15 cartridge, EMT HSD 006 cartridge, Manger S1 and Manger P1 speakers and a glittering list of Ortofon cartridges including MC AMono, MC Anna Diamond, MC Verismo and our new bestseller 2M Black LVB 250.
This year, NESSIE launches 2 new higher models namely, Vinylmaster Advance and Vinylmaster Reference.
The new flagship Vinylmaster Reference spots several advance enhancements. Now you can clean a LP faster, easier because it cleans double-sided. LP liquid application and vacuum drying are also done on both sides simultaneously. A new digital display is also added to show you the LP solution marker, # of washes done so far among others.
We expect the new flagship to arrive sometime in April.
Latest from Rogue Audio (USA) –
Stereo ST-100 “Dark” now spots several similar upgrades that have been applied to their flagship Apollo Dark. Still at 100w, this power house punches way above its weight.
Pharaoh II is now a 250w amplifier thanks to the advances made in their DragoN power amplifier. The upgraded phono stage, redesigned headphone section and the more accurate Hypex N-Core modules all push this already top notch integrated amp ever higher.
Ares II tube phono stage now spots a mono switch, with higher resolution and lower noise floor. With three gain levels and a variety of loading options, the Ares II will allow for an almost unlimited selection of cartridge choices.
EMT newest product is a slim, solidly built, single input all micro tube design called EMT 128. It has 1 RCA input and 1 XLR or RCA output.
This phono stage is fast, refine and very smooth. It has attributes of JPA66 Mk3 and yet more forgiving in nature. Caution: Do not audition this phono stage if you are not ready for it.
Click [here] for details in EMT’s website