Croft Acoustics RIAA Phono Stage MM

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Croft Acoustics RIAA Phono Stage MM
£495.00
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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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RIAA PHONO For those wanting the magic of the Croft sound but not in the market to replace their preamp, the RIAA Phono is ideal - Tone Audio

Value for money I doubt if this phono stage can be beaten. It gives you all the characteristics of valves coupled with a fast detailed presentation within a wide soundstage unpicking complex pieces which can be blurred with less competent phono stages. Bass is well defined and tight. Vocals exceptional with great clarity. With an organic sound quality that not only captures the essence of dynamics and timing, but projects a vivid image as well, this one has us all reconsidering the virtues of simplicity -5/5 Highly recommended. - TAS

Utilizes tubes but doesnt have stereotypical lush sounding presentation , Brilliant pacing , Music just sounds alive with this ,Human voice with a warm sounding cartridge is superbly engaging in a way other phono pre-amplifiers struggle to achieve 5/5 dHIFI

“WITH THE CROFT RIAA PHONO IN THE CHAIN, YOU CAN CALMLY WATCH THE CURRENT TEST WINNERS FOR THE NEXT 15 TO 20 YEARS AS THEY COME AND GO AGAIN. FINALLY A CONSERVATIVE APPROACH THAT I CAN UNRESERVEDLY SUPPORT. -iMAGEHIFI

The Croft RIAA Phono Stage, needless to say performs very well giving a clean, lively, musical and detailed sound..

The Croft Acoustics RIAA is finally available for those audiophiles wanting to capture that Croft magic for their vinyl playback.
 
Based on the Micro 25 preamp, the Croft RIAA features a pair of 12AX7 tubes (1.7 mV sensitivity) for bringing any high-output phono cartridge to life.
 
With an organic sound quality that not only captures the essence of dynamics and timing, but projects a vivid image as well, this one has us all reconsidering the virtues of simplicity. Highly recommended. Tone Audio
 
It has an uncanny ability to get the most out of almost any turntable set-up, offering a warmth and naturalness uncommon in most phono stages at this price. .With an organic sound quality that not only captures the essence of dynamics and timing, but projects a vivid image as well, this one has us all reconsidering the virtues of simplicity. Highly recommended. AVreview

 

The Croft Acoustics RIAA is a superb valve phono stage that uses two ECC83 dual triodes, with an all hard wired circuit that’s hand made within the UK. It’s sound is classic Croft -a sense of rightness that’s difficult to put into words, but leaves you wanting for very little.Where the RIAA particularly excels is in its speed and dynamics, little things like handclaps and percussion are great examples as they are dealt with with such ease (which often isn’t the case on lesser stages), not only do they more sound realistic but the Croft is able to give you the acoustic clues around them which gives you a real idea of the reverberation of the recording venue. This naturally leads onto its imaging, which is another outstanding aspect, with the width of staging and musician placement being quite remarkable. By concentrating on these aspects perhaps makes it sound like this stage lacks musicality, but nothing is further from the truth, its timing, energy and involvement are exemplary.As you can probably guess, I can’t recommend this phono stage highly enough for someone wanting a relatively affordable taste of the real hi end.

 

Dimensions
Valve compliment
Weight

Frequency Response

Sensitivity

Input Impedance

Power Consumption

W - 405mm D - 270 mm H - 70mm
2 x ECC83
3 kg

20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB 

2 mV for 0.5 V rms o/p 

47 kΩ

13 W

 
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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