24 Apr POSITIVE FEEDBACK
REVIEW OF PH-10 WITH PSU-10 POWER SUPPLY BY PETE DAVEY
“If you’re an avid reader of Positive Feedback, you may be thinking—Déjà vu? Yes, this phono stage has been reviewed not once, but twice by different staff of the magazine. Timing wasn’t right for me to be the third (of the original reviews), but I had to see what this thing was all about. A few things intrigued me off the bat… the LCD display allowing one to configure all settings (loading, EQ curve, gain), and most important, the ability to have two inputs. My personal rig has two tonearms and hence two cartridges. For now I’ve had to use one phono stage, switch the wires, and re-configure the settings. A huge pain in the ass.
Most phono stages that I’ve seen with multiple inputs are very expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I believe the phono stage is one of the most important links in a successful turntable setup. Think about it – it has to amplify such a small signal, without introducing any electrical interference or distortion. Then, as if it were meant to be, I saw the announcement that Gold Note was going to take this phono stage a step further – by adding an external power supply. I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to reach out and review this product again. I figured it would be worth the time and effort due to accolades this stage received sans power supply. I presented it with the idea of switching from internal to external power supplies and Gold Note felt it would be a great idea.”