Hi all, looking for some help/direction please. My current setup for stereo (as part of a wider Cinema setup) is an Anthem STR > JBL Synthesis SCL4. With a Technics SL1210 GAE for vinyl and a DirectStream DAC for the sources.
I absolutely LOVE the DirectStream - whether there are better or worse things out there, I’m not interested in, I simply love what it does and the sound it gives. Reason I mention this, other than the obvious, is that because of the performance of the DirectStream my first port of call for a Phono stage is now PS Audio
For my Cinema setup, I’m moving to put in a dedicated processor and with it remove my Anthem amplifiers. I’ll end up with a Storm Audio ISP MK2 processor and 2 x Storm Audio PA 8 Ultra MK2 Power Amplifiers.
Now, it’s been suggested I then won’t need the DirectStream but frankly I’m not sure and everything I’ve seen/read/heard to date suggests otherwise. Obviously the proof is in the listening personally but I guess that’s a separate thread
So my question: I’m going to need a phono stage for my Technics SL1210GAE.
Would the NuWave Phono Converter, as a pure Phono stage, cut the mustard or would the recommendation be the Stellar Phono?
I’m well over budget on the Storm… and I can pick up a mint NuWave for <£1000. The Stellar though is still retail £2500 and no trade in option in the UK from what I can tell.
Any thoughts or pointers please? My dealer has also recommended the Primare R35 but as I said, going on the performance of the Directstream I can’t see that moving on and I’d think the PS Audio phono would be as mint - plus in keeping cosmetically
Thanks in advance!