Croft Acoustics RIAA R Phono Stage MM

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Croft Acoustics RIAA R Phono Stage MM
£995.00
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Glenn Croft has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and technically gifted designers of valve electronics in the World. Croft Acoustic Phono Stages, Pre-Amplifiers and Power Amplifiers are minimalist, no compromise designs, carefully hand made in England for over 35 years.

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The performance the RIAA R achieves at this price level is incredibly impressive. It has a sound that is characterised by a feeling of enormous grip and authority  largely due to the use of the regulated power supplies whilst retaining a good sense of flow and musicality. Unlike many lesser phono stages it doesn’t bleach the tonal colour of instruments, which sound very real and present. If you like your vinyl to sound life like and bold &  who wouldn’t then we’d highly recommend an audition. "VERY GOOD TIMING, COUPLED WITH WONDERFULLY LIGHT-FOOTED, SPRINGY DYNAMICS" "... HE ALWAYS HAS TREMENDOUS TENSION AND SPARKLING. THE "R" IS AN "INTENSE" AMPLIFIER THAT PUMPS IN-DEPTH ENERGY INTO THE SOUNDS AND IS EXTREMELY THREE-DIMENSIONAL AND LARGE. "" ... EXTREMELY EXCITING, AS THE PLACE IN THE FRONT ROW. "" ... AND FINDS THE RIGHT ONE BALANCE BETWEEN BRIGHT, CRYSTAL-CLEAR PRECISION AND A WARM, COLOURFUL TONE. "  - Image Hifi

A new Phono Stage derived from the Micro 25R.The RIAA R phono stage is one of the latest designs from Glenn Croft.

effectively derived from the Micro 25 pre amplifier, and as you’d probably expect it features an all valve hard wired signal path with extensively regulated power supplies, fed from two toroidal mains transformers. It’s intended for Moving Magnet but can of course be used with high output MCs or standard output MCs if you use any good external step up transformer.

The performance the RIAA R achieves at this price level is incredibly impressive. It has a sound that is characterised by a feeling of enormous grip and authority  due to the use of the regulated power supplies, but whilst retaining a good sense of flow and musicality. Unlike many lesser phono stages it doesn’t bleach the tonal colour of instruments, which sound very real and present. If you like your vinyl to sound life like and bold .

Croft Acoustics RIAA R Phono Stage

  • Input impedance 47k ohms.
  • Output impedance 500 ohms.
  • Sensitivity 2mV for 0.5V output @ 1kHz.
  • Valve complement 1 x ECC82, 4 x ECC83, 1 x 85A2.

 

England's Croft Acoustics has been making some of the very finest tube electronics for over twenty years. Croft pre-amps and amplifiers are minimalist, no compromise designs, carefully handmade, with absolutely the highest regard for maintaining signal purity. 

Featuring point to point wiring and selected matched components  
In addition to producing exceptional sound quality, Croft's minimalist designs cost far less to produce than many of today's exotic brands. Therefore Croft amplifiers deliver a sonic performance far in excess of what one would expect given their modest prices. This minimalist, quality first philosophy is utilized in all Croft products.

 

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