Stereophile’s Recommended Component 2020 list is now available on the website of Stereophile magazine. We are proud that next to several PrimaLuna’s also our KISEKI PurpleHeart NS is included in this renowned list. Our KISEKI PurpleHeart NS is listed as Class A Recommended Component in the category phono cartridges. Here is why:
“Following an absence from the market of nearly a quarter century, Kiseki’s handmade MC cartridges are back, manifested in two separate lines: New Old Style (NOS), built in 2010−2011 using a mix of old and new parts, and New Style (NS), which are new in every way. The Purpleheart NS is among the latter, and features a metal mounting plate with tapped holes and a solid-boron cantilever with an elliptical stylus. Specs include a 42-ohm internal resistance, 0.48mV output, and a recommended VTF of 2.46gm, in accordance with the Kiseki’s moderate compliance. In MF’s system, the Purpleheart NS produced “rich, supple sound with a tube-like tonality and musical flow,” albeit with “less-than-full expression of macrodynamics.” All in all, MF found the Kiseki to be “a physical and sonic beauty. [It] offers a sophisticated sound well beyond what you’d expect at its price.”
Stereophile’s Recommended Component 2020 list is now available on the website of Stereophile Magazine. We are proud that several PrimaLuna’s are included in this renowned list. Our PrimaLuna EVO 400 Tube Preamplifier is listed as Class A Recommended component in the category preamplifier.
“PrimaLuna’s brand-new flagship line-level preamp—it replaces the company’s DiaLogue Premium—the EVO 400 uses tubes for rectification as well as for gain and buffering, and includes input and output transformers that allow balanced operation. Noting that its extraordinary weight (52.8lb) comes not from its steel chassis but from its abundance of power-supply transformers and chokes, HR praised the EVO 400’s very high parts quality and lavished similar praise on its “scintillating” presentation and ability to portray vivid, well-saturated musical colors while nevertheless being “more concise-sounding” than its predecessor in the PrimaLuna line. “It generated clearer, more muscular presentations with sharper focus and more distinctly punctuated momentums.” Reporting from his test bench, JA noted that “the EVO 400 measures well for a tubed design.”
The latest issue of the hi-fi news magazine is now available in stores worldwide and through the website of hi-fi news. On the front cover, you also see our PrimaLuna EVO 400 Tube Preamplifier.
In this issue, you can find a raving review from David Price and Paul Miller about our PrimaLuna EVO 400 Pre- and Poweramplifier and some words from Herman van den Dungen, founder of PrimaLuna! And last but not least, our PrimaLuna EVO 400 Tube Pre and Poweramplifier received an OUTSTANDING PRODUCT AWARD!
Many thanks to David Price, Paul Miller and hi-fi news magazine! Also, we would like to thank our distributor in the UK, Mr Ricardo Franassovici and his entire team of Absolute Sounds! And of course YOU for the support of our brand and products! Highly appreciated.
Christiaan Punter of HFA http://www.hifi-advice.com has published his show report of the Audioshow Alkmaar. Christiaan visited also the room of Hans Audio.
“Finally, here is Hans Audio with the absolutely stunningly beautiful Franco Serblin Accordo Essence loudspeakers powered by the Audio Analog Maestro Anniversary amp and with a Lumin source. A while back, I’ve reviewed the Accordo stand mounters and thought they looked and sounded great. While interviewing Ben after the show had officially closed its doors, the boys continued playing music on this system and I could not help but notice how absolutely lifelike the piano and vocals sounded. Even when listening back to the recording that I made during the interview, it sounded like a live band was playing.”
Christiaan Punter – HFA
Click on the link below to read the full show report from Christiaan Punter about the Alkmaar Show 2020.
“The PrimaLuna EVO 400 Integrated surpasses its predecessor, the DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated, thereby inheriting the throne of the best integrated tube amplifier in the world ”says Max Delissen in his review for the PrimaLuna EVO 400 Integrated in Music Emotion Magazine – The Netherlands
Read the entire review in the English language through the link below.