I was not expecting any single component to have such a dramatic impact to my vinyl playback chain. I’ve had a highly-rated entry-level tube phono pre-amp since I got my turntable a few years back. But it was a bit noisy and I felt a bit smeary sometimes. Never satisfied, right? I was going to get an NPC at Christmas but jumped a little bit late. So I found one on Audiogon, said it was a demo. Price was doable but not trivial at this point. What the heck, right?
I’ve been looking for a reason to NOT like it so I can recoup some of my purchase. And dammit. I can’t. I’m listening to the “Inside Llewyn Davis” soundtrack. And freaking Oscar Isaac is singing in my music room. Now I’m stuck with it.
Thanks for upping my system, PS Audio. Now I just need to control myself from getting a damned Stellar Pre to run into my existing Peachtree 220SE.