Tom Evans Groove 20th Anniversary Mk2.5 Balances Budget with Brilliance
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All of Tom Evans knowledge and precision without getting in too deep price-wise. As you go up the line you definitely get more and more, but we defy anyone to find another phono at this price that does this much. -- True Audiophile Mini Review
EAR Best Buy "The latest Groove Anniversary is a goalpost moving phono stage"
Calm is the good word when describing the Groove, it takes everything in its stride and no matter how dense the material never seems to struggle. It’s a very low distortion conduit to the musical joy that vinyl offers. It won’t turn mediocre recordings into amazing ones but it will let you hear more of what has gone on in the studio or on the stage when they were made. It gets you closer to that place in time and space where the magic happened. The only disconcerting thing is that there are several better stages in the Tom Evans Audio Design range, you have to wonder if there are enough superlatives to go round?
Featuring a more sophisticated design with a dual mono layout and dual Lithos 7.4 local regulators, providing an even wider dynamic range giving more lower level detail - almost twice the dynamic range of the previous model Micro Groove+ X - recently measured by an independent German magazine to have a signal to noise ratio of 108dB (A weighted @ 20kHz with 73dB of gain) and that was with our previous 7.3 Lithos version.
All of Tom Evans phonos they now come with selectable dip switches and here we give you a choice of 9 cartridge loading resistances per channel. 112, 126, 144, 168, 200, 250, 333, 500, 1000 ohm are selectable, and if you require a custom load then please let us know
The gain is set for an optimum level to suit most current cartridges of 0.2mv to 0.6mv Other gains can be catered for upon request.
The new Groove+ Anniversary Mk2.5 is a worthy successor to our previously acclaimed mk1 version.
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Resistance settings: 112, 126, 144, 168, 200, 250, 333, 500, 1000 Ohm
Capacitor settings: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500pF
Gain to suit cartridges with between 0.2mV to 0.6mV output (or custom to order)
Dual mono layout, dual Lithos 7.4 local regulators
Size HxWxD: 88 x 330 x 185mm
Weight: 2kg + power supply