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Old 25-01-17, 07:20 AM
dzeikei dzeikei is offline
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Cheers, dzeikei.

I'm happy with the IOS and have no plans to swap it for another phono stage, but it seemed odd that so few people mention it given the number of Rega fans here.

Joe
No problem. It is a nice phono stage so no reason to change it if you like it. I had mine for 6 or 7 years so I have to say I like it too. The new Rega Aria is also a nice phono stage and the price is quite reasonable too. It does not have the resolution of the stages that cost double or triple the price of Aria but it is does have very entertaining sound still. A bit more weight in the bass compared to Ios but still upfront and pacy sound.
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Old 25-01-17, 07:46 AM
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dzeikei,

I've had an IOS in my system for at least five years, so it's safe to say I'm happy with it, too. I don't seem to be getting the upgrade itches I once got -- maybe it's age, maybe it's because the system sounds decent enough -- but even if I did the stages that people talk about on pfm are rarely available in Canada, or at least my corner of it.

My local guy has been stocking very expensive stages for a few years now, but the prices are stratospheric -- e.g., the Audio Research Reference Phono 2 SE for $17k Cdn, a Burmester stage (I forget the model) for even more.

The next step up from an IOS here is about the price of a small Honda or Toyota.

Joe
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Old 26-01-17, 04:16 AM
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Vertere have now answered that the Phono 1 should work well with a "well designes passive preamp."



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I've written Vertere several times asking about the Phono 1's output impedance and ability to drive poweramps with passive linestages. Unfortunately they havent answered...
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Old 26-01-17, 05:03 AM
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Vertere have now answered that the Phono 1 should work well with a "well designes passive preamp."
That's meaningless unless they state what "well designed" means. It seems, reading between the lines, that it might have a high output impedance and therefore needs a buffered preamp with a highish value pot. Speculation unless they can provide a specific output impedance. If they can't, or won't, I'd walk away. Their specifications give everything you'd want to know except the output impedance which may be by design or may be an oversight. If it is a low output impedance design, then it ought to work well into any preamp and have sufficient drive. The gain figures are what you'd expect, so don't present any problems but that output impedance figure is required, especially for those using low value pots, passives or anything else that it may not drive well.
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Old 26-01-17, 08:42 AM
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According to Vertere output impedance is 30-40 ohms. That should work with most preamps?
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Old 26-01-17, 09:39 AM
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According to Vertere output impedance is 30-40 ohms. That should work with most preamps?
I missed that on their website. That being the case, they should work well with most, if not all preamps
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Old 09-02-17, 02:24 PM
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I now have had a little time with the new Vertere Phono 1 comparing it to the Trilogy 906 and will start a new thread on this and also take into account many other phono stages for some perspective.
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Old 09-02-17, 11:27 PM
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Looking forward to your thought Gaius

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Old 10-02-17, 02:12 AM
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I now have had a little time with the new Vertere Phono 1 comparing it to the Trilogy 906 and will start a new thread on this and also take into account many other phono stages for some perspective.
Any conclusions yet?
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Old 10-02-17, 10:12 AM
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Another recommendation for the Whest ps.30.rdt se, fed by a Dynavector XV1S into a 252DR/SCDR/300DR. I had a ps.30.r for a few years, but the rdt.se is quite a step up. For a while I've been convinced by the merit of spending a good amount on the phono stage, the clarity and detail obtained from looking after the tiny wigglies is money well spent.
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Old 17-02-17, 10:07 AM
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Another recommendation for the Whest ps.30.rdt se, fed by a Dynavector XV1S into a 252DR/SCDR/300DR. I had a ps.30.r for a few years, but the rdt.se is quite a step up. For a while I've been convinced by the merit of spending a good amount on the phono stage, the clarity and detail obtained from looking after the tiny wigglies is money well spent.
I have had the Whest PS.30 RDT SE for many years. Great phonostage. Contemplating upgrade to Whest PS.40 RDT SE or even TiTan Pro...
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Old 23-02-17, 03:59 AM
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Any conclusions yet?
Apparently not :-/
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Old 23-02-17, 04:06 AM
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^^^

It's very good indeed but am going to do further comparisons with a Kiseki Purple cartridge. The Purple Heart is a firm favourite of mine.

I will report back in a week or so.

I think the new Vertere Phono 1 and Trilogy 906 are both superb for the money.
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Old 23-02-17, 01:26 PM
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Wait for the new one Rega is going to release. It'll be approx. $7500 USF. (my guess).
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