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Writings about Allnic Audio from Lotus Hifi

ALLNIC Factory Visit 2019

Here at Lotus we take on a new brand only very rarely and only after exhaustive research and scrutiny. We drop a brand though even less frequently, something we hate doing and something that there really shouldn't ever be a need to do if you select properly in the first place. Occasionally of course, the political landscape or business approach of a company can alter which means it's suitability wanes but thankfully this is a very rare event and to date in 9 years of trading we have only had to let go of a very small handful [...]

15th December 2019|

The new Allnic H1202 Phono

The entry level Allnic H1201 phono stage has always been one of the biggest selling units here at Lotus. I'm probably past 100 units now for numbers sold, who knows for sure, it's a big amount though. The baby phono from Kang Su Park just sounds so right and natural in almost every system that rarely did it ever come back returned from home demo or indeed find itself beaten by another rival product. A little like Mr. Vitus and his recently improved RI-101 amplifier, the H1201 never really needed improving at it's pricepoint and still offered performance that made [...]

27th December 2018|


Please excuse my slightly sugary sense of enthusiasm but I have had a fabulous days listening with this new piece. It seems odd to talk in terms of upgrading the H3000V phono stage but what KS Park's HA3000 active Nuvistor head amp does is nothing short of incredible. I was expecting a moderate but detectable increase in all the usual hifi properties - resolution, speed, space, depth, purity, timing, coherency, solidity - and you do get all of that, but in a bigger dose than I could have imgained. What that doesn't tell you though is more about the [...]

28th May 2013|


The other afternoon I spent some very interesting time in the company of Jason Hector. Some of you may remember Jason from when he was a well known reviewer for Hifi Plus magazine. These days he runs a very nice Well tempered system with the Amadeus turntable, XV1-s cartridge, Dynavector amps and Shahinian Obelisk 2 speakers. This is a nice little system I know well and one that has gained a lot of traction over the last few years here in the UK courtesy of Pear Audio. It's a cohesive balanced marriage that works well, has a low box [...]

16th May 2013|