Clearaudio Nano Phono Preamp ($350) Review on 6moons

Friday, October 10, 2008

6moons has posted a quasi-review of the Clearaudio Nano phono preamp ($350). This is an entry-level phono preamp with MM/MC, cartridge loading, variable gain, and defeatable rumble filter. Owner/reviewer Frederic Beudot compared it to the phono stages in two integrated amps:

The Nano confirmed that it performs on par or even slightly ahead of the phono boards inside my McIntosh MA2275 and Musical Fidelity A5 integrateds.

On balance, Beudot concludes:

The Nano is warm and dynamic if not ultra detailed and will be a perfect match for many entry-level cartridges that usually shine more with their treble peakiness than tonal precision.

Read the entire review (or whatever it is!).