The new re-designed VALVET P2c tube preamp with MM/MC phono and separate power supply caused quite a stir all over Europe.
Roland Kraft of "image hifi" in Germany (03/2012) wrote:
"...well, your P2c, Knut, does not behave in a linear way because it plays in heaven, it poaches in a league in which, given the price, it actually has no business to be in. In this league proper five-figure sums (in Euros!) are not only the norm, they usually are law and represent the entry gate to exalted sound pleasures. To secretly sneak into this league and upset the established pecking order is actually quite cheeky. But to keep this a secret amongst the circle of your ‘initiated’ customers is simply mean. Well, bad luck there, Knut. I am going to sing it from the mountains – without going crazy with further descriptions of the beautiful sound – and simply declare: for this kind of money, this is sensational, no ifs or buts! And further evidence for what I have been saying for ages: tubes rule!"
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The preamplifier Valvet P2c, handmade in Germany by "the wizard with the soldering iron"
Knut Cornils, offers 4 line inputs, 1 phono MM input (RIAA passive) , 1 MC input (pure silver transformer) and 3 outputs, RCA only (massive silver connectors). It comes with a separate power supply which is now the same power supply from Valvets top-line the soulshine, and a full metal remote control. Main unit and power supply are equipped with Millennium M-Puck Feet (value of $700!). Available in black, silver and chrome. Leadtime 4-6 weeks.
Valvet P2 (MM): US $4,790
Valvet P2c (MM/MC): US $5,690