Avid Pulsare II vs Audia Flight FL phono stages

Jun 4, 2013
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Hi,
I have a system based on Audio Note M6 preamp and Conquest Silver Signature monoblocks. They are driving a pair of Tannoy Turnberry speakers. Analog setup consists of Loricraft Garrard 301 with ART-9 cartridge. I am looking for a solid state phonostage that adds that crisp transient response and pace to the music.

Both Avid Pulsare II and Audia Flight FL phono stages have received a lot of praise for their transparency and ability to dissappear. Has anyone here compared them or heard them both to be able to share some opinion on which one would be a better buy or say a more accurate music maker ?
 
Dec 1, 2013
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Unfortunately I don't have first hand experience with the Avid phono stage so I will not be of much help in comparing it to the Audia Flight Phono.

But what I can comment on is the Audia Flight Phono as such. I owned one for a bit more than two years and although it is true that this is an exceptionally transparent phono stage I always felt that it lacked a bit in musicality and inspiration. Back then I also had a Pass XP-15 in parrallel and I must admit that I always preferred it to the Audia Flight by a mile.
 

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