Analog Phono Stages

 

 

The Zesto Andros Tessera Phono Stage

This newest product from Zesto Audio is aptly named as it is designed to work with up to 4 different tonearms or turntables. Building on the success of Zesto's original Andros Phonostage, George wanted to take it further, not only sonically but with more features resulting in a quieter, fuller and more dynamic sound. The Andros Tessera is built with a passion for Analog, designed with 100% tube circuitry and no solid state devices anywhere in the signal path, as well as all the switching is done with reed relays. This phonostage has a new circuit design that is partnered with significantly upgraded larger MC step-up transformers to capture the most delicate signals in the grooves.

See the review in The Absolute Sound here!

 

The Zesto Andros Deluxe Phono Stage

The Andros Deluxe Phonostage is created from taking the very best attributes from both the Andros 1.2 Phonostage and the Andros Tessera Phonostage while maintaining its own unique sonic personality. We wanted the same footprint as the Andros 1.2 and many of the internal features of the Tessera.

The extensive grounding scheme, the circuit design and steel enclosure all play a significant role in the noise reduction of the phonostage, so you can hear the quietest passages in your music.

"George Counnas is as clever as he is a genius. The Andros Deluxe, with its unique tube selection, clearly produces the passion contained in the musical performance itself. The Deluxe belongs at the top of your short shopping list now, and for years to come.” ~ Bob Levi | Positive Feedback | Nov. 26, 2018

 

The Zesto Andros 1.2 Phono Stage

Inspired by RCA's vacuum tube circuit designs from the 1930s, the Andros has been engineered to bring you the clarity and depth of the original recording. Your highs will be crisp but not overly emphasized, your midranges clear and present without being shrill and your lows full and firm without being boomy. For true audiophiles, nothing equals the warmth, dynamic range and fidelity of vinyl records. A critical component of every music lovers Vinyl playback system is the Phonostage or Phono preamp. Words are inadequate to the task of explaining the Andros. You simply must hear it to believe it.

 

 

The Vertere PHONO-1 MkII - MC | MM Preamplifier

Enjoy the full musical experience from every track and every album with PHONO-1 MkII, the perfect interface between your record player and your amplifier.

MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII gets the best from any high-quality record player, with maximum dynamic range and supreme detail resolution. With more than 10 gain settings, 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings, PHONO-1 MkII leaves nothing to chance. It makes the perfect match for almost any Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridge.

Realise the potential of any high-quality record player

Superb dynamics and detail with extremely accurate RIAA eq

Perfect level and load matching for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges

Brings continuous enjoyment when playing records, without exception

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/vertere-acoustics-mg-1-turntable-sg-1-arm-and-phono-1-phono-stage/?page=2

 

The Zesto Andros Allasso Step Up Transformer

What Does a Step up Transformer do? It amplifies the delicate signal from your MC cartridge. An MM cartridge has a higher output than MC, so a MC needs to have a different step up ratios/gain to reach the same output.

3 Reasons You May Want a Step up Transformer

  • You own a very low or very high output MC cartridge.
  • Your cartridge Loading/Gain is difficult to match on your current system.
  • You own more MC cartridges than MM and don’t want to buy another phonostage.

The Allasso is extremely versatile. It will work with any standard phonostage with a 47K MM input. You now have 40 options in Stereo and 40 options in Mono. It has enough adjustments to tailor it specifically to your cartridge or your next one. It’s just you and your ears, no math skills required.