New phono Kronos

gian60

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Kronos is doing a new phono and Italian distributor,distributor also for CH,Esoteric, told me is amazing and built with top component
I will see when will arrive to Italy
 

Tango

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My dealer sure will send one for me to try when arrives Thailand.
 

PeterA

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That is an interesting announcement. Do other turntable manufacturers have phono stages? This seems like an unusual pursuit for Kronos. Did they do the design work, or is it from some electronics manufacturer?
 

bonzo75

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TW Acustic has been making his own in house phono for at least five years now.
The Kronos was designed by TLA from Greece.
Is that trulife?
 

XV-1

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Avid make their own, as does Clearaudio.
 
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Techdas instead do a phono,produce a dac D7,very strange
TechDAS started as a digital company... that why they have DAC units in line, but its mostly for japan consumers.

btw - i pretty sure that TW phono is not their own production.
Thoress used to build them phono stages and now the rumours is YPSILON "help" them with their latest one.
 
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byrdparis

The first phono from TW were from Thoress. The current TW are designed and built by Thomas of TW. Cessaro has a relationship with Ypsilon and they build their electronics for Cessaro which are working partners with TW at many shows. TW at one point used the Ypsilon phono and line stage as a reference.
 

bonzo75

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Has anyone compared the trulife to other phonos?
 
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byrdparis

The first phono from TW were from Thoress. The current TW are designed and built by Thomas of TW. Cessaro has a relationship with Ypsilon and they build their electronics for Cessaro which are working partners with TW at many shows. TW at one point used the Ypsilon phono and line stage as a reference.
thanks for the clarification.
 
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BTW Ypsilon is a great sounding phono.
no doubt.
but i chose the CH P1 instead...
i preferred the versatility and abilities of the CH phono..
for tubes i've got my E.A.R 912... (also a great one!)
 

awsmone

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Fremer kept the CH P1 after reviewing even though had ypsilon for years

He didn’t get rid of Ypsilon though !
 
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I was told the CH is second to none with low impedance cartridges in current mode, but in regular mode it only above average.:)
i think most of the P1 users, will use the current mode, the cart's we've got are mostly the one who benefits the current mode.
i think the regular one will out preform the best of them also... but... everyone entitle for an opinion.

regarding framer -
i bet he have a really good reason for keeping the Ypsilon, if its sound wise or of sheer versatile reason or another (financial\work related) we have to ask him that :)
but no doubt this two are top notch... and everyone will be more then happy to have each, not mentioned them two.

back to Kronos phono, i think most of his sales will be to a Kronos holders... the logistics for put it together under their TT are very unique for Kronos...
but - as one said before (i cant remember who mentioned it when it was announced) most of the PP who owned some of the top Kronos must have some really great phono stage to begin with.
 

gian60

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I use P1 in current with Opus 1 and Atlas sl,but i also use not in current with GFS and Coralstone in MM with his mc trans
I find P1 fantastic even not in current.
I tried it in voltage and also MM Vs Kondo GE1 and Viva phono and i found same natural mid of Kondo but better in bass,high and scene
And P1 was alone,without X1
 

Tango

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I use P1 in current with Opus 1 and Atlas sl,but i also use not in current with GFS and Coralstone in MM with his mc trans
I find P1 fantastic even not in current.
I tried it in voltage and also MM Vs Kondo GE1 and Viva phono and i found same natural mid of Kondo but better in bass,high and scene
And P1 was alone,without X1
You have the advantage of system synergy because you have CH the whole chain. You hear more CH strengths than others.

P1 without X1 is like a BigMc without ketchup though.

Tang
 

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