Thoress Phono Enhancer made in Germany, vacuum tube based design, featuring adjustable RIAA deemphasis curve shaping, this phono stage offers many useful adjustments and multiple inputs with individual flexible resister loading capabilities. In essence, this is a highly regarded, supremely musical phono stage, all internally point-to-point wired with plenty of gain, drive and dynamics and has the ability to cast an enormous sound stage with tremendous air and 3D layering. Vacuum tube compliment: (1) PCC88, (2) 12SN7GT, (2) PC86. This special Thoress phono stage was originally purchased new, is roughly 2.5 years old and being sold on consignment, as our client is currently migrating over to an entirely solid state based system. Currently, the phono stage is configured at factory "P1" input settings, for low output moving coil phono cartridges and customizable load settings which are presently configured at 50 ohm, 100 ohm, 100 ohm, 500 ohm, 1K ohm and 47k ohm respectively. (1) Output = Stereo and (2) Output True Mono. MC/MM gain should be around 65dB/55dB (at 1kHz). Naturally, these settings may be changed internally at any time per the end users discretion. I purchased it from Chris Thornton at Artisan Fidelity when I bought one of his turntables. This unit is in perfect condition except for one small stripped screw thread on a rear screw hole - a minor flaw that isn't noticeable. It will come with upgraded tubes per Chris' recommendations. Sylvania 12SN7 Octals and Siemens 7308s. I was told at purchase that this was the best phono pre you can buy until you get into the 20k range. I believe it. The build quality is superb and the tube upgrades take take it over the top. The current model now retails for $12,450. This is a great opportunity at my asking price of 4,900. Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks,
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This represents an incredible opportunity to own a reference caliber vacuum tube based phono stage