We are pleased to announce that there is a great video review of our RIAA Phono Preamplifier SPL Phonos by ANA[DIA]LOG – the dialog on analog music reproduction.
On the ANA[DIA]LOG Youtube channel you can find a lot of videos about hifi reproduction, mainly of analog sources. Tape, cassettes and vinyl. Basically everything that is analog.
So it is safe to say that this is exactly the right platform to review our Phonos.
Here, we provide you with a little summary in text form.
“In this episode, we are going to take a look at a quite special phono preamp.
The SPL Phonos, which I had the pleasure to have in my system for quite a bit now.”
“This particular phono preamplifier has become quite popular. If you roam around in the different top tens or popular phono stages or preamps, you’re likely going to find an SPL Phonos.”
“Other products coming from SPL, are mainly conceived in the professional environment – for sound engineers, sound techs, mastering labs, anything that comes to your mind. But it [the Phonos] is very simple, very direct – now this is something I like. You can understand at a glance, what are the commands and how it works – very, very easy.”
“We just have two simple knobs for the capacitance and the impedance, respectively for the moving magnet and moving coil type of cartidges. We have some selections, you can decide which one to choose.”
“What is the peculiar aspect of this phono stage?”
“If you have that power, you have more headroom, you have more dynamic range. Obviously you have all the necessary power to enhance, obviously amplify in the correct way.”
“I would really recommend this for low output MC cartidges.”
“It is an exeptional piece of gear!”
“The output, the sound is really, really powerful.”
“I have never heard anything else similar to this.”
“I must admit that this is one of the most powerful, dynamic phono preamps out there. It is truly amazing!”
Watch the video here: