The Absolute magazine have released their 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards in the category PREAMPLIFIER.
We are happy & proud that “The Absolute Sound magazine” awarded the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Three amplifier & Mystere CA 21 amplifier & Conrad Johnson ET3 SE amplifier with the Editors’ Choice Award 2015!
Mystere CA 21
Built like a tank, the CA21 is a fine example of the minimalist approach: a line preamp with an input selector and a volume control, but no balance control. A giant killer in clarity, soundstage transparency, and detail resolution, its slightly closed-in treble highlights the midrange. Tonally, the center of gravity is the lower midrange, enabling a big-tone portrayal of cello and upright bass.
PrimaLuna DiaLogue 3
With its massive toroidal power transformers, this true dual-mono, point-to-point-wired preamplifier is unflappable, reproducing music effortlessly and with wonderful dimensionality even through complex, dynamically challenging musical passages. While it may make many recordings sound better than they should, you can listen to it for hours without any aural fatigue.
Conrad-Johnson ET3 SE
Despite its entry-level status, the ET3SE is a low-distortion, high-resolution line preamplifier that delivers timbral accuracy and phenomenal bass control. The overall presentation is clean, smooth, slightly laid-back, yet highly detailed, with an emphasis on harmonic accuracy. It can certainly hold its own in elitist company.
Durob Audio is the distributor for PrimaLuna – Mystere & Conrad Johnson in the BeNeLux! If you want more information please contact us HERE. Check on the website of The Absolute Sound the full category preamplifiers HERE