Bryston BLP-1 Turntable $4000
Due any day is Bryston’s first ever turntable! Bryston has partnered with an Italian manufacturer whose strength is materials’ knowledge and machining prowess. The result is a turntable with the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed.
Fully manual operaton
Bryston designed Pulse Width Modulation Power Supply
Tonearm features 7 segment Titanium construction with integral headshell
Belt drive with high torque motor
Dense 35mm thick Delrin platter
Harden carbon steel spindle
Case hardened bronze bearing machined for low friction
Vented plinth eliminates platter turbulence
High end phono cable
3 year warranty
Provide your own cartridge
Emotiva TA-100 Integrated Amp/Tuner/DAC $400
Emotiva is now shipping TA-100. TA-100 is a jack of all trades.
It is an integrated amp with 50×2 of power on board.
-Has RCA inputs for CD & Aux
-Has phono input that supports MM & low output MCs
It has an FM tuner on board. Yep, this is technically a receiver.
It has a DAC on board.
-Inputs include: Coax, Opt, USB-B
There is also a Blue Tooth input. Since not many people use Blue Tooth in high end audio, Emo makes the necessary add on dongle optional, $50.
TA-100 has two sets of preamp outputs! One set is stereo L&R to feed an amp. The other set is for a sub. It will run stereo subs or a single mono sub.
The amplifier section is Class AB. Hence the sound is gutsy, not thin.
Emotiva PT-100 Stereo Preamp/Tuner/DAC $300
Emotiva is now shipping this terrific bargain. It has almost the same features of TA-100 above.
It has two sets or RCA analog inputs: CD & Aux.
It has a phono preamp that will support MM & low output MC carts!
It has a DAC: Coax, Opts, USB-B and optional Blue Tooth as with TA-100.
It has an FM tuner on board.
PT-100 has two sets of pre outs. One set is L&R to connect to a power amp. The other set is for sub out, stereo or mono.
Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
Henze wrote an opera, “We Come to The River” that didn’t exactly knock ’em dead. Neither the critics or public were fans. After one showing, tenor Robert Tear announced back stage that the audience was being admitted free. “But they are having to pay to get out!”