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    Default Recommend a Phono Stage

    Having trouble picking out a phono stage to pair with my Dodd MLP, Sumiko Bluepoint EvoIII and the Yamaha PX-3 turntable I run as my table of choice. At first glance, I like the Simaudio LP110, or the Rogue Stealth, but I am literally clueless on what direction to take here.

    Any input would be most helpful.
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    I have, but I don't want a battery operated device. We were unable to work out the details for having one installed inside the MLP.
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    Love my Bottlehead phono stage. Fun project to build as well. Eros is the latest model I believe.
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    The reduction is the newer version of the bottlehead seduction. I've been waiting 5 weeks for mine to ship!!!!

    Also still waiting on the Hagerman Bugle2 to ship as well. Bought both on the same day.
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    I am looking for something with a bit more instant gratification than waiting for hell to freeze over... lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbiron View Post
    The reduction is the newer version of the bottlehead seduction. I've been waiting 5 weeks for mine to ship!!!!

    Also still waiting on the Hagerman Bugle2 to ship as well. Bought both on the same day.
    That's pretty much been the story with Bottlehead since day one. They are very up front about the fact they don't source/buy components until they have "x" amount of orders. It will be worth the wait.......

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    If I were shopping for one, I'd look at Lehmannaudio. The Decade is priced like the LP110.

    https://www.lehmannaudio.com/home-au...es/decade.html

    https://www.lehmannaudio.com/home-audio/phono-stages/
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I am looking for something with a bit more instant gratification than waiting for hell to freeze over... lol.
    Welp............. I got nothing :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMDPicker View Post
    That's pretty much been the story with Bottlehead since day one. They are very up front about the fact they don't source/buy components until they have "x" amount of orders. It will be worth the wait.......

    I hope you're right. I check the delivery update page daily. The reduction is the only one that doesnt update!
    2.0 - Zu Audio Omen MK-1B's, Peachtree Decco65 ,Zu Mission SC's, Audio Technica TT, Bugle2 & Bottlehead Reduction Phono Pre's, PS Audio UPC200, Doug's Int's
    HT - Anthem MRX300, RTIA3's, RTIA1's, CSIA4, DSW400, 55ST30, APC H15, 360 Elite, Panny DMP-BD35K


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