The world of phono stages has changed much in the last 5 or 6 years. Revolutionary designs from the likes of Allnic and Vitus have mined newfangled possibilities and performance envelopes and shown us that there is so much more to come from our beloved Vinyl sources. Such is the rapid development of the phonostage revolution that the top end of this market sector now comes with a £40,000+ price tag. So much is won or lost here with the handling of this very delicate signal, the phono preamp is a crucial part of the chain and the net effect on the total system cannot be overestimated.
When you know what’s now possible you understand what a tragedy is is that so many owners of great Turntables are piping that precious signal through a “me too” phono preamp of yesteryear which is only a small fraction of the value of the deck. In fact, at Lotus we recommend that the phono stage budget should be close or equal to the budget of the complete turntable. In addition, one should sacrifice the tonearm and cartridge if necessary to book themselves a ticket into this new world of performance.
The H1500II SE is Allnic Audio’s recently updated middleweight LCR (inductance capacitance RIAA) Phono stage. Packed full, Nickel Permalloy custom wound transformers , 5 individual resistive loads per each of the 4 transformer gain selections, LCR phono equalization, 2 MM inputs, 2 MC inputs, tube regulation, Allnic’s Gel Damper tube isolation sockets and an outboard tube power supply makes for one exceptional phono stage. Is it quiet ? Absolutely, and the dynamics are extraordinary. The gain options are 40dB MM and 72dB MC so quiet enough for playback on those 100dB+ effecient speakers ! The H1500 has found its way into some of the world’s best systems and like all Allnic products competes at a much higher place in the marketplace than its pricetag would suggest.
Available in silver or black. 2 year warranty on all Allnic Audio Products , 1 year on factory supplied tubes. Part exchange welcome, just get in touch for in-store and home demo.
- LCR RIAA filtering
- Transformer coupled
- Same Permalloy step-up transformers as in the H-3000
- Pure Class A operation
- Dual Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs
- Tube regulated power supply
- Absorb GEL tube dampers
Exceptionally low noise and distortion for outstanding resolution, dynamics, transparency, and bass response
“I think the H-1500 is a bargain. I KNOW it is a bargain. It will give anything in its price point a run for the money, not to mention it betters units costing much more. It is by far the best unit I’ve had in my house.”
“I am really bowled over by this (H1500), it has turned my system in to what I truly believe is the best sound I have ever achieved at home and is up there in the top 10 systems I have ever heard anywhere. It has amazing presence and dynamics while still remaining precise and crystal clear, placing sounds sharply in their correct places. Taking the most extreme sounds my system will reproduce (industrial metal and some crazy electronica) it handles the sound with extreme ease and still lays it all out so you can hear each individual part. It is the first time I have heard the texture and inner detail on some background notes of my favourite torture tracks that I take to hifi shows and bake offs.”