Preamp. de fono Gram Amp 2 SE: el más analizado y recomendado…
El Gram Amp 2 SE (Edición Especial) es un preamp. de phono para cápsulas MM (moving magnet), MI (moving iron) y para cápsulas MC (moving coil) de alta salida (no válido para MC baja salida).
«I can’t think of any other phono stage anywhere near its price that can match the 2 SE’s clear, taut, and dynamic bass response, nor approach its high frequency clarity and resolution.» [Stereo Times, May 2007]
El preamp. de phono Gram Amp 2 Special Edition fue lanzado en 2001 con significativas mejoras sobre su legendario predecessor, el Gram Amp 2 (ahora llamado «the Communicator”).
La edición especial del preamp. de phono Gram Amp 2 proporciona el 50 por ciento más de ganancia para entregar una alta salida en favor de los poseedores de preamplificadores pasivos cuando se utiliza una cápsula MM de salida media o alta (4.5 mV o más).
«The Gram Amp 2 SE offers exceptionally good value with its clean, detailed, dynamic and completely grain-free presentation» [Six Moons, April 2005]
«…the music the Gram Amp 2 SE produced was very well tonally balanced. It was easy to listen to but also imparted excitement without edginess. Amazingly, when partnered with quite expensive front-ends and ‘speakers, the Gram SE was not left wanting, it just played highly enjoyable music.» [TNT Audio, May 2002]
«This product is an easy recommend. It works very well, and it does so beyond what you might expect at the price» [EnjoyTheMusic.com, April 2002]
«…all the earmarks of a giant killer…the more you listen to this thing on its own, the more you’ll discover that you can play it for hours without fatigue…the presentation had a rare top to bottom cohesiveness, with a tonal balance unusually rich, lush, and, well, beautiful…It’s love at first sound between the Gram Amp and vocalists, while violins are marvelously silken…» [Absolute Sound (print magazine), Feb/March 2002]
«…they’ll be amazed by its sound…the Gram delivered genuine solidity in the mid-band and mid-bass. It was quiet, and free from the thinness, edge, and grain you usually get at this price…» [Stereophile, June 2002]
2007 Editors Choice Awards: The Absolute Sound – October 2007
Editors Choice – Best Buy phono preamplifier: The Absolute Sound – Issue 144 October/November 2003
Recommended Best Buy: The Absolute Sound Dec 2002/Jan2003
Recommended System Component: Stereophile October 2002, April 2003, October 2003
Recommended Best Buy: The Absolute Sound Oct/Nov 2002