We are very proud and thankful that our PrimaLuna EVO 100 Tube DAC is awarded by The Absolute Sound Magazine with an TAS Editors’ Choice Award 2020!
With sweet, accurate midrange sonics and sturdy construction that should last a long time, this mid-priced PrimaLuna tube DAC has a stout tube-rectified power supply for each channel. While that’s unusual for a DAC, it assures dynamic range will be wide and dynamic shifts lightning fast. Perhaps the EVO 100 is missing the very deepest lows and highest highs, but there’s not much else to quibble about.
“Using the ProLogue Premium with his Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a minimonitors, HR found that it “made a tight, glorious, extremely communicative partnership—exactly as the LS3/5a forum folk said it would.” He also discovered that the PrimaLuna supplied “the most impactful bass I have yet heard from the KEF [LS50]” speakers, and that the ProLogue Premium driving the Zu Soul Supreme speakers created “a system that sounds as if it should cost at least $21,000, not less than $7000.”
“Herb observed that the owner of a properly set up ProLogue Premium preamp will enjoy “tangibly luminous presence in every recording you play. Punch and drive should be obvious. Most of all, you should notice [its] liquid transparency.” Herb Reichert – Stereophile magazine
Stereophile magazine has also included our PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Preamplifier in their Recommended Component 2020 list. Click HERE to learn more.
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.”