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parasound zphono vs schiit mani

Parasound’s $595 ZPhono XRM is a compact, versatile MM/MC phono preamplifier that offers flexibility and features not usually found at this price point including gold-plated balanced XLR outputs (and gold-plated single-ended RCA outputs), a mono switch, an 18dB/octave rumble filter and for its MC input, continuously variable loading from 50ohms to 1050ohms. Absolutely. Thanks. Some of my vinyl sounds good , (but could be better) and others not so good especially at lower volume. My setup is Rega rp3 with exact cart, Rotel ra10 amp and Dali zensor 3’s. Home. My question really is have you compared it with the Shiit mani and if so, which one sounds best? I would be using it primarily with an AT440MLb cartridge. This is the thing that takes that tiny, tiny signal that comes from your turntable’s stylus, and amplifies it enough for your main amp to then take over. Later on I would like to upgrade to some nice floor tower speakers and a better amp. Forums. Budgetphile Forum Resident Thread Starter. The emotiva has a wonderful day and a wonderful phone no amp but it did not sound as good as the separate preamp of the mani but it took away all the excess noise that was coming through the preamp and was quiet from the floor up and man I and very happy with the sound of the vinyl with the Audio Technica coming through. This was helped by the welcome instrumental separation, possibly a result of reduced noise during the design, as seen in our tests. Do you use this also with mm cartridges? The Parasound has sufficient output to drive the Oppo (I would not be surprised if the output is higher than rated). Introductions, Help and Recommendations. When I got my phono pre I went into my local shop to buy the project phono box S and the guy told me to buy the parasound zphono instead as it was a better unit for basically the same cost. If you can afford it, go for the Cambridge. I would encourage you to examine the deck before you buy (or requests a detailed video to be mailed to you) to make sure that everything works. * Phono stage plus single-ended line input with Burrito Filter AD out along the lines of the Parasound Zphono USB but w/Schiit's special sauce (Burrito filter AD, 3rd Gen USB out, etc.) You need to check the bearing, the arm, the electrics, etc. Similar sound to Mani but better bass balances things out to make more listenable. 4.3 out of 5 stars 47. I was thinking that it may be affecting the music even though it was still sounding good I exchanged it for the Audio-Technica 80 lp60 turntable which was about 2 pounds heavier still didn’t have a ground wire I guess they don’t believe in one but the biggest thing I did was buying the emotiva ta 100 integrated amp for about 400 bucks not only did it blow away the very respected Harman and Kardon 2 Channel receiver it matched well with the shirt mani phono amp. ... Parasound Zphono preamp (1 year) Omega Super 7 MKII monitors ( 3 years) #3 Outlaw RR2150 receiver (12 years) However when the music is not Playing there is considerable amount of noise coming from the unit via my speakers. Hi, i am tempting ro buy SCHIIT MANI PHONO AMPLIFIER. Planning to add at the same time a Schiit Freya pre-amp and a pair of Tekton Lores ($1000) for speakers. Ideally? Despite a relative lack of dynamic extension and upper midrange insight, the Benz offered an admirably ordered soundstage and bass definition. A fun thing. Submitted by craw787 on November 24, 2012 - 6:21am . I would probably lean toward parasound, Cambridge, or pro-ject around this price point... maybe schiit... but I haven’t heard enough of the units on the list to have a strong sense of what I would like best. Running Holst through this new pair of transducers showed that the introductory string scratches were almost insect-like in their progress producing involuntary itching from this reviewer. Especially for my setup I currently have. Hi Paul, I have a Technics Sl 1200 MK3 (no previous DJ use) turntable with a Nagaoka MP110 stylus, a Cambridge Audio Azur 840A amp and KEF LS50 speakers with two REL T9i subwoofers. Parasound’s new ultra-low distortion Zphono preamp is only half as wide as standard A / V components, but it's bursting with huge performance features. EVER. I’m in the market for my first vinyl-setup and the Elipson turntable caught my eye. TY for the write up! Kindest regards Parasound recently released the Zphono XRM that looks very interesting. Look for a deck that tries its hardest to do the job that is most important, extracting the truth from vinyl. ... item 5 Schiit Mani Phono Preamp, play LPs thru any aux input, USA made 4 - Schiit Mani Phono Preamp, play LPs thru any aux input, USA made. Thread Starter Post #1 of 1 John Storey New Head-Fier. Or any other suggestions? I’ve been a journalist and editor for 30 years and still retain my good humour. OK, I’ll pause a second while you think of 101 additional different jokes surrounding the name, which is apparently German and pronounced ‘Shih-tah’. Sporting attractive 10mm-thick faceplates, it bears a striking resemblance to Vincent Audio’s Premium Series components. It seems wrong to spend more on a Phono stage than what I paid for the whole turntable including tonearm and cartridge… what’s the best I can get in your opinion? Schiit Mani: Close between this and the Zphono. Best phono pre amp Rega Phono MM MK3 !!! Home. The detail, the stuff that makes music vital and essential, that comes at the top of the chain. $244.95 Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for MC and MM Cartridges (Silver) In this instance it appears the Schiit Mani is. I will do a comparison. Schiit Mani Phono Preamp A Versatile & Reliable Device. Have you had the opportunity to listen to a Lounge? By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Submitted by craw787 on November 24, 2012 - 6:21am . Spanning 127x89x318mm and weighing in at 450g, the solidly constructed, silver coloured miniature amplifier supports MM and, admirably, MC cartridges (although load options are few). 2250 McKinnon Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124 Too bad as I think the s ok in its price range. For sale is an absolutely unused, brand new, just opened the box Schiit Mani. I am using the Music Hall Ikura turntable with 2m blue cartridge. Hi. FM RFI is a known issue with the Manis, and sadly Schiit offers no remedy. Later on I would like to upgrade to some nice floor tower speakers and a better amp. I mean is there much difference in sound to warrant the price difference, considering the only additional feature that attracts me the the zphono usb is the mono switch. Schiit Mani vs Parasound Zphono Phono stage? An external phono amp will always be better than an internal model. At under $200, it’s a steal. With vinyl enjoying a resurgence in popularity, those of you with LP collections may be looking to buy one of these phono preamps, as they have the ability to boost your record player's signal up to line level. The Parasound has sufficient output to drive the Oppo (I would not be surprised if the output is higher than rated). The Technics is fun but not audiophile. Doesn't have the natural and resolving qualities of the TCC. Especially for my setup I currently have. We can run the same test relative to frequency: These measurements may be hum dominated though so hard to tell if what is shown is distortion or just noise. The Cambridge is nice, very nice and if you go for that then you won’t regret it…but I’d still go for the Mani . The price difference is not that big. Hello, would a Schiit mani provide better audio compared to my Denon x4200 receiver phono? They’re the most important measuring equipment you all ever have. Parasound Halo, ZoneMaster, Z Custom, and NewClassic are four distinct product families. And I’m not sure why. No problem and good luck with building your hi-fi chain. In the digital realm, the Parasound Zphono USB has an A-D converter and USB output to make high quality digital recordings of your vinyl LP collection a snap. Parasound. It’s a really specialised bit of kit. obviously no one at What Numb Nuts has heard the sublime Shiit Mani. Thanks for your reply Paul, well my budget is somewhere between £300-£600. It seems as though my setup has lost some punch and separation after an upgrade from AT LP60. Any second hand model will include wear and tear, though. My amp is a Yamaha As501 which powers Wharfedale Dentons. My advise? Schiit Audio Mani Price: £130 www.electromod.co.uk. It’s not supposed to be pronounced how you might think but no-one takes the blind bit of notice and so they are referred to, basically, as ‘S**t’. While it may not be the most affordable, the phono preamp from Schiit can be used with both moving-magnet (MM) and moving-coil (MC) cartridges. Analog Planet 4 months ago. From what they say, it competes well. Hi Pawel – the Mani should work well with any of the Rega turntable you list there. All Rights Reserved. tanja. It blows the Rega MM MK3 into next week I know I've had the Rega and now listen to the Mani. Hi Mel – lots of ‘ifs’ on this one. I would have no problems in using one myself. The turntable. That’s fine. Enter Parasound’s ZPhono: minus a wall-wart (YAY) and minus hum and RF interference (double YAY) for which I am truly grateful. I've got experience with a few of the ones mentioned. The Vincent Audio PHO-8 is a well finished and appointed dual-chassis phono preamp that belies its entry-level price. Boulder 3010 Preamplifier and 2108 Phono Preamplifier. Sporting attractive 10mm-thick faceplates, it bears a striking resemblance to Vincent Audio’s Premium Series components. I am using mm cart on an Edwards audio turntable. * Single-ended and XLR balanced line input with Burrito Filter AD out (w/ a range of output choices) for studio recording in two models: budget and fully fledged Help and Getting Started. I'm open to considering other preamps but $100 is the most my budget will allow. iFi. Condition is "Used". That is, the guitar sounded more like a group of strings being strummed than one tone being produced en masse. I then measured the Mani noise performance with my measurement system: Mani seems to be more on the analytical side. I've been thinking for a while that the frequency response of the Schiit Mani won't be linear, since a guy on Youtube did a comparison between the Mani and the Arcam Rphono, and to me it sounded like volume level differences and differences in frequency response (his conclusion was that the Arcam Rphono was inferior). It may be that people forget and I forget to remind them and…life stuff. How does the Mani compare to the Tisbury Domino? Asking $160, firm, plus shipping. That Zphono XRM looks interesting at the price point. That said, I appreciate you’re on a budget, so I’d go for this little box, an excellent product offering very high value for money: https://theaudiophileman.com/110-phono-amplifier-review-moon/. For example, the Parasound Zphono XRM's balanced output impedance is 150 Ohms, which is fine for the Oppo's 15k Ohm input. I would like to upgrade from my current Rega fono mini A2D and wonder whether the Shiit mani will be an improvement or do I have to aim higher? The Schiit could also get down and dirty and, again supported by our tests, the phono amp was able to squeeze extra bass from the tiny Roth speaker cabinets giving the Chris Squire bass a more meaty, emboldened bite while the acoustic guitar strums from Steve Howe had an open, rather exposed, string effect. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Your advice would be much appreciated. Condition is "Used". DJPREII Phono Preamplifier . iFi. The Phono amp is thus a critical part of the turntable, in effect. A USB gain control with clipping indicator makes level setting easier. Whether you're looking for a quick fix for your amp-less turntable or a long-term audio upgrade for better sound, here are the best affordable phono preamps. ART. And in this regard, I cannot complain about the quality of this device either. It looks like you have a Trichord dino Phono stage in your set up. Keep the Mani AND WALWART AWAY FROM THE TURNTABLE AND IS NO NOISE. 3. Reviews, as it where, each setting. Hi Paul, thanks for your review. “Schiit” is pronounced like “sheet” in German. Others: Oppo BDP-83, Sonos System, Senn HD-650, Senn HD-800, Schiit Valhalla 2, Schiit Vali, Schiit Modi, Schiit Magni, Schiit SYS, Schiit Bifrost Multibit Bimby, Schiit Loki Mini, Ascend Sierra 2's / Ascend CBM-170SE's, PSA XS15se, Bob Carver Signature Sunfire Cinema Amp, Bob Latino VTA ST-120, VTA SP14, KEF LS50 Meta, Klipsch RP600-M. Maybe coming from your set up,the Mani I use is dead silent. The phono amplifier is often unjustly under-estimated. Parasound Zphono MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with USB. It’s part of the turntable jigsaw. Hi John – if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s to take recommended gain settings as nothing more than that…recommended. Audio Zen Phono Preamp . I’ll give them a ring. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Designed & Developed by SoloPine.com, By using this website you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions Accept. The Schiit Mani is $50 cheaper so good to see the Solo beats it by good margin including not clipping even at high input level of 100 millivolts. If you don't mind a remote that looks like an afterthought (but works) and a plain silver chassis, and care mostly about sonics, go Schiit. Parasound recently released the Zphono XRM that looks very interesting. Cheers I mean is there much difference in sound to warrant the price difference, considering the only additional feature that attracts me the the zphono usb is the mono switch. © 2015 - Solo Pine. Parasound Model 2250v2 amplifier Parasound P5 preamp Turntable 1 - Technics SL-1210Mk2 turntable with Shure V-15 Type III cartridge Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2 Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties Technics RS-1500US reel to reel Which one would you recommend? Analog Planet 4 months ago. Away from the main system. Focal aria speakers. I will do a comparison. Hi Bulgar – very nice of you, thank you. Spending serious money on this box is money well spent. Audio Science Review 4 months ago. Must admit that I have no idea. The Schiit Mani 'sounded' good for me, but I had FM RFI issues with it due to a transmitter being about 3 miles from my house. At under $200, it’s a steal. $58.00 8 bids 6d 10h. Analog Planet had a "blind taste test" between the Pluto and the Schiit Mani, and the Pluto won by a wide margin. But it doesn't even get a mention, serious loss of respect for the reviews and revievers here now. Thanks for reading! That’s very nice of you, Patt. When I got my phono pre I went into my local shop to buy the project phono box S and the guy told me to buy the parasound zphono instead as it was a better unit for basically the same cost. Mani seems to be more on the analytical side. Switching to more realistic testing conditions and the Rega RP3/Elsys2 MM, it was noticeable how relatively high the gain was on the Schiit compared to my reference Cambridge. Your main amp can’t cope with the task – it’s too much to handle for it. Boulder 3010 Preamplifier and 2108 Phono Preamplifier. In a word, Ariel? Schiit Audio Freya+ Preamplifier and Vidar Amplifier. Hi Paul, I am using the MH Ikura and 2M blue cartridge and so far I think I like the Schitt better. 1- Parasound Zphono provides the user with a switch between either MC (moving coil) or MM (moving magnet) cartridges. Hi Anna – The Dino sounds better but it’s also way more expensive. Parasound Zphono Phono Preamplifier. If so should I get the Trichord dino (without the upgraded power supply) or the Arcam rphono? I have worked within a range of industries, writing for hundreds of national magazines and newspapers in the UK, Europe and the USA covering: aviation, music, computer technology, computer gaming, hi-fi, mobile technology, home automation, lady’s lifestyle, plastic model making, antiques and more. Cheers Roy. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. In that case, grab a Fono, Patt. An excellent phono preamp at a great price! Feb 28, 2017 at 9:24 PM. 100% functional. I'd add the schiit mani and u-turn pluto into that mix. I mean is there much difference in sound to warrant the price difference, considering the only additional feature that attracts me the the zphono usb is the mono switch. How does the Mani compare to the Rega Fono MK3? In fact, I’d be tempted to suggest that you put the money for the Mani into a budget for a new deck first and buy the Mani later on, when funds allow. To answer, I’ll say this. Parasound’s new ultra-low distortion Zphono preamp is only half as wide as standard A / V components, but it's bursting with huge performance features. It was the 110LP V2, at almost three times more expensive it didn't justify the increase. Without it, the music stays stuck at the point of the stylus. It blows the Rega MM MK3 into next week I know I've had the Rega and now listen to the Mani. You’ll hear each selection first with one of the phono pres, then with the other one. Thread starter John Storey; Start date Feb 28, 2017; post-13302916. So you can see my total budget is only 2400 for pre-amp, amp and speakers. I wondered if you could give me an advice on a phono between the Mani and Rega Fono mini A2D for my Rega Planar 3 (2016). iFi iPhono 3 MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Takes A Giant Sonic Leap Forward. Rolls VP29 Phono Preamp ( best under 50$ ) The VP29 is an exciting product that worked perfectly with the stereo systems, mixers, and amplifiers which don’t come with a turntable input feature. Next on my list is the parasound JC3 jr if the zphono doesn't deliver. Vocals like from Adele are so clean and clear compared to the Lounge. Zphono MM/MC Phono Preamplifier with USB . American outfit, Schiit, has released a new budget phono amp, Paul Rigby reviews the Mani OK, I’ll pause a second while you think of 101 additional different jokes surrounding the name, which is apparently German and pronounced ‘Shih-tah’. It is not horrible but the Moon was way quieter. NA2 MM-only Phono Preamp Stage . Best phono pre amp Rega Phono MM MK3 !!! Analog Planet had a "blind taste test" between the Pluto and the Schiit Mani, and the Pluto won by a wide margin. 2- My old Parasound Amplifier (Halo 21) has made me appreciate any Parasound products. Good question, Arthur. I prefer a separate phono-amp for this turntable and would like to know how the Cambridge CP1/CP2, which should be very similar to your reference phono amp the 540P, compare to the Schiit mani? Parasound seems to be getting a lot of love overall here. Micro iPhono2 Phonostage/Preamplifier or Preamp . For example, the Parasound Zphono XRM's balanced output impedance is 150 Ohms, which is fine for the Oppo's 15k Ohm input. One of the corners is bent please see pictures for the condition of the item. Thank you so much, Paul. Good: overall sound quality, ease of use, compact, Avid Acutus turntable, SME IV arm, Benz Glider MC cartridge, Rega RP3 turntable, RB303 arm & Elys2 MM cartridge, Q Acoustics 3020 Speakers & Q Acoustics Stands. Parasound Zphono Phono Preamplifier. FX AUDIO. Finally, the Oppo's maximum input, at 18V, won't be clipped by the Parasound or any other phono preamp. Planning to add at the same time a Schiit Freya pre-amp and a pair of Tekton Lores ($1000) for speakers. With the Zphono-USB, Parasound brings new versatility and features to the USB phono pre concept. Your, what, 5th turntable? Submitted by craw787 on November 24, 2012 - 6:21am . The Vincent Audio PHO-8 is a well finished and appointed dual-chassis phono preamp that belies its entry-level price. The Parasound Zphono USB is a high-quality phono preamplifier engineered for optimum vinyl LP playback quality. Plays MM/MC cartridges. Feb 28, 2017 at 9:24 PM. Firstly, because this is an external model and you won’t be using the Yamaha’s internal phono amp. Thread starter John Storey; Start date Feb 28, 2017; post-13302916. Good overall sound I could easily live with this. What I want to know is which is really better, the Zphono USB or the Zphono. A couple of years old but still handles itself extremely well. Works every time. Users who purchase an introductory budget system often have one eye on the upgrade path further down the line so, with this in mind, I installed a pair of the newly introduced Q Acoustics 3020 stand mounted speakers (£190) which would, in fact, be part of an ideal upgrade path for this very system. But I hear that is super expensive in the US. Maybe even Studiophono vs Schiit Mani (also if you already tried Tisbury Audio Domino) ? Very flexible too as it can accommodate a wide variety of Mm and MC carts. I'm open to considering other preamps but $100 is the most my budget will allow. Schiit Audio Freya+ Preamplifier and Vidar Amplifier. Despite the glaring power light that threatens to burn any passing retina (a piece of tape should be used to cover the offending article), this compact and easy to use phono amp offers good value for money and excellent sound quality, for the price. Very flexible too as it can accommodate a wide variety of Mm and MC carts. Similar sound to Mani but better bass balances things out to make more listenable. All rights reserved. Upgrade Schiit Mani power supply or get better phono stage. Parasound zphono vs schiit mani keyword after analyzing the system lists the list of keywords related and the list of websites with related content, in addition you can see which keywords most interested customers on the this website In this case, it’s a question of cash because the Cambridge is around £100 more than the Mani. Thanks. See which one grabs you, which one fits your ears. ... How would that Schiit compare to the Parasound Zphono? The Freya+ features an amazing feature list for an $899 preamplifier. U-Turn Pluto Inside. Hello again, what is your opinion for a used Pro-Ject 1 Xpression? While sound is subjective, Is it possible that the Schiit is really that much better then the Lounge that costs $322 shipped? But I only have one shot for a phono. Does anyone have any experience with either amp? Please keep up your good work. With the Zphono-USB, Parasound brings new versatility and features to the USB phono pre concept. Hey Bob I had the same thing happening with my schitt mani. Could you review Mofi Studiophono ? Basically, it’s an excellent turntable. I have the parasound Zphono coming my way. Go for that. Thread Starter Post #1 of 1 John Storey New Head-Fier. I still love the sound that came out of the schitt mani. You’d need a Rega Planar 1 – the new one. Also, the Q Acoustics speaker test shows that there is plenty of good music to be squeezed from the Mani which bodes well for its inclusion as part of a system targeted for future upgrades. The Freya+ has five pairs of inputs and three pairs of outputs, so you can use a subwoofer with it or make it the heart of a full audio or theater system. The Mani could relax a tad with these speakers because they were easier to run, it also allowed me to lower the volume on the amplifier which helped to de-stress the presentation a touch. Entry-level products like the Schiit Audio Mani, ... Parasound Zphono Phono Preamplifier. The Parasound TT Pre-Amp arrived today on a Sunday good ole Prime:-) For a test run I decided to go ahead and hook it up to my current Turntable the Audio Technica LP60. Love to hear your thoughts on this! Im leaning towards the MK3 despite being more than double in cost. It’s a dialect thing from northern Germany. One of the corners is bent please see pictures for the condition of the item. I was curious as to what gain settings you found most flattering for the Elys2 cart. I’m wondering if the shiit mani would improve the sound. parasound zphono vs zphono usb. The wildly popular Zphono phono preamplifier from Parasound’s ulta-compact Z line of components get’s updated in a huge way. But it doesn't even get a mention, serious loss of respect for the reviews and revievers here now. I have a pair of Sennheiser HD700, Schiit Vali headphone amp currently paired with Schiit Modi DAC connected to my laptop and am planning to buy my first turntable (still not decided but it will be either of the Rega Planar 1, 2 or 3). Hi Sim – well, you’d expect the Mani to be better if you looked at the difference in price and it’s the Mani I would go for. Introductions, Help and Recommendations. Can I ask if you have a budget figure? The Mani is also superior to much of its competition too in sonic terms, for the price. Great article, love your work. So it should I would certainly aim higher to received an appreciable improvement. Help and Getting Started. At $130. Parasound Zphono: Great bass extension and impact. The Schiit Mani is a solid option and it is very reasonably priced with a lot of great reviews behind it. Let me digress a bit: I have a Schiit Mani, and recently received a Hana ML low output moving coil. Schiit Mani Inside. Dave. I’ll put them on my ‘to do’ list. Schiit Mani: Close between this and the Zphono. Changed is not ‘better’ though. The enhanced separation added complexity and depth to the soundstage also helped to control the brass in the upper mid region, reducing listening fatigue. Worth buying a new turntable? In this department, the NAD PP 2e is a step-up from budget amps like the ART DJPREII and Schiit Mani, and while spending a little more money will get you even better sound quality (just check out the Cambridge preamp above), the PP 2e is a superb mid-range amp. The Audio-Technica tables are great for the money and I noticed though that the ATL p50 was very light and did not have a grounding wire but I was hearing like the radio station coming through the phono preamp in the background after the record went off. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’m very new to the vinyl world, but have really enjoyed reading your work. Hello Paul, I recently bought a Schitt and Lounge Audio MK3 just for fun. That’s happened to me on several occasions. Then up the volume gradually, listen to a test recording of your choice and see what you think. If you want a nice remote control, attractive chassis with a million features, and shit that turns on instantly without a wait, go Parasound. Obviously much of the Mani's components, including the IC gain stage chips are mounted to the bottom side of the board and thus are not visible. It’s the sort of deck to have a laugh with. If that fails It becomes time for me to consider a costlier product. Schiit Mani vs Parasound Zphono Phono stage? Plays MM/MC cartridges. U-Turn says its blank boards are made in China, with various components made overseas (Japan and Germany—1% resistors and 5% WIMA film capacitors). I'm presently borrowing two preamps from another friend: a NAD PP3i and Cambridge Azur 540p. A USB gain control with clipping indicator makes level setting easier. Comento acerca dos pré-amplificadores de phono que uso no meu sistema estéreo. That Zphono XRM looks interesting at the price point. I don't mean to dump on Parasound, but it is what is it. At this price point, most users will tote a MM-based turntable but I did briefly test it with my Benz Glider MC while spinning a slice of prog rock and Yes’ Yours Is No Disgrace. I was using the Audio Technica atlp 50 at the time which in time I will upgrade to a more efficient table. Do you think the Schiit Mani would be a good phono to use with the headphone amp? I am running an rp3 through a Mani as well. Don’t assume and don’t make do with the original if you want to gamble with the health of your vinyl. Zero the volume before each change in case of wild gain changes. 100% functional. And a pair of good(approximately 10 euros per metre) wires with shield from outside noise. In this department, the NAD PP 2e is a step-up from budget amps like the ART DJPREII and Schiit Mani, and while spending a little more money will get you even better sound quality (just check out the Cambridge preamp above), the PP 2e is a superb mid-range amp. I am currently using a Technics SL-B20 (Cartridge AT311EP), with a Yamaha A-S501 phono amplifier. © 2001-2021 Head-Fi.org. Moving to Mars, the Bringer of War from Holst’s The Planets, it was evident just how scratchy those introductory strings were, adding more portent to the oncoming onslaught, while the following, strong string effect managed to retain a smooth presentation, despite the impact of its entrance. Good overall sound I could easily live with this. What I want to know is which is really better, the Zphono USB or the Zphono. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Hi Anna – I take your point but please remember what a Phono amp does. 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