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Audio Experience Symphonies
2 Reviews
rating  4 of 5
MSRP  350.00
Description: The Symphonies, line level preamplifier designed by Mr. Chui Sat Sung, <br>each component is carefully built using "point-to-point" hand wiring and select grade components. <br>“Alps” volume pots, “R” core power transformers, “Dale” resistors, “Wima” & “Phillips” coupling capacitors, <br>and silver coated, Teflon insulated, high quality copper internal wiring, create a perfect blend of superb electronic engineering. <br>The Symphonies, pure tube preamplifier reveals crystal clear details, eloquent musicality, with absolute neutrality. <br>(3) 12AX7A vacuum tubes are used in the stage and a one 6X4 for the power supply. <br> <br> <br> <br>Features <br> <br> Huge dynamic range, both the beautiful tone color and wonderful rhythm , <br>ultra linear circuit of the line stage designed for the DVD - Audio and SACD source in the New Century. <br>uncanny natural flowing heart-stirring sound that matches any other ultra-Fi products on the market . <br>The Line stage made by Hand built " point to point " on YS-Audio factory. <br>"point to point" has become more focused, the soundstage is deeper. <br>Hand built by " point to point ' is very high cost of manufacture ! <br>The installation of the tubes line stage is special designed , it can prevent RF interfere and vibrate interfere, <br>It has become very clean soundstage and saw the musical instrument hang up in the air. <br> <br> The 6X4 Tube rectification opens up the soundstage and allows the music to "bloom". <br>The melody flows naturally, like a river. In contrast, solid state rectifiers emit <br>electromagnetic pulses that resonate throughout the audio circuit and add an <br>electronic haze that can be perceived as a highly unnatural noise or grain. <br>The unnaturalness of the solid state rectifier's turn on/turn off cycle creates a choppy, <br>edgy feeling that over-emphasizes the leading edge of transients at the expense of a <br>harmonic completeness and does not allow the individual notes to rise and decay naturally <br> <br>Specifications <br>Controls : Gain , Input Selector , Balance , Power On/Of <br> <br>Output : Main RCA x2 pair , REC RCA x1 pair <br> <br>Input : RCA x4 pair <br> <br>Output Impedance : 600ohm at 1K Hz( all main output) <br>Recommended load: 20K ohm or greater <br> <br>Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 200KHz(-0.5dBat 5V) <br> <br>T.H.D : 98dB <br> <br>Channel Balance: 65dB(2Hz ~ 20KHz) <br> <br>Phase Mode : Normal <br> <br>Max Output : 30V <br> <br>Line-Stage Tubes : 12AX7A x3 <br> <br>Power Supply : 6X4 <br> <br>Dimension: 400mm x 310mm x 80mm (W x D x H) <br> <br>Weight: 4.5kg <br> <br>Power Source: 110-127/220-240V,50/60Hz


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Haney a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Very nice tube preamp. For the price on the used market I do not see how it can be beat ! With some nice tubes, it does what it should. It is clear and on the warm side with Amperex ECC83 tubes. I compared it side by side with an American made tube preamp that cost 3 x as much, used. The Symphonies had better bass response, was a tad warmer and was lower in gain. Just a better sounding amp all around.
It is very good to add to a solid state power amp. The impedance is low enough that is should work with about any solid state amp. If you are on a budget and need a preamp this is a good one to pickup. It will really help out some of those not so great sounding rock & pop CDs.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Baldar a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This is a great preamp for the price. Heck, this would be a great preamp for three times the price. In fact, I've used it in several high-end stereo shops to try out their speakers and have been told it sounded as good as their $1500 preamps. I thought so too, but it was interesting to hear them say so.

The sound it gives my Monitor Audio GRE's is just amazing. It is very clean, smooth and musical. I bought the Symhonies Plus ($650) by the same manufacturer and to be honest, I like this cheaper one better. Chinese audio equipment has a reputation for being too sweet and also for coloring the music. This cheaper Symphonies does not seem to have those qualities, where the more expensive Symphonies Plus does.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   from manufacturer




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