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Multitest phono pre-amps – Part 1 – Gold Note – Graham Slee – AVID – MOON



Last Sunday we did the first round of the multitest phono pre-amps. In this round we passed the Gold Note PH5, Graham Slee Reflex M, AVID Pellar and MOON 110LP. We write it out for you in this article so you can just sit down, read and relax. 

It had to come sometime: a test of some vinyl stuff. Slightly at the insistence of colleagues Yung and Martijn, your author got on the phone to request some pre-amps. But fair is fair … it turned out to be a wonderful day!

The test set-up

We tested the four candidates in combination with an STD 305D (STD = Strathclyde Transcription Devices), deck. The tonearm is an SME 3009 Series II. The cartridge, an ADC TRXII (MM).

The rest of the system is the well-known Alpha Audio reference system.

The Phono pre-amps are NOT connected to a filter. These are in a solid Supra power strip.


We pulled out three albums for this test:

  • Jazzmatazz – Introduction
  • Mendelssohn, symphony no.4 “Italian”, part 4 ‘Saltarello (Presto)’. Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Lorin Maazel
  • Otis Redding – Otis Blue

Winkels met Gold Note

Hennesweg 20
6035 AD Ospel, NL

Winkels met Moon

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Korte Jansstraat 11
3512GM Utrecht, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL