EAR Yoshino EAR Yoshino Phonobox Tube Phono Stage Phono Preamps
EAR Yoshino EAR Yoshino Phonobox Tube Phono Stage Phono Preamps
EAR Yoshino EAR Yoshino Phonobox Tube Phono Stage Phono Preamps

EAR Yoshino Phonobox Tube Phono Stage

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Introducing the EAR Yoshino Phonobox Tube Phono Stage: A Testament to Timeless Audio Engineering

The EAR Yoshino Phonobox represents the pinnacle of audio craftsmanship, blending traditional engineering with modern innovation. Designed as the last masterpiece by the legendary Tim de Paravicini before his passing, this tube phono stage is a fitting tribute to his genius, combining simplicity with exceptional performance.

At its core, the Phonobox is distinguished by its straightforward, effective design that encapsulates the best of vacuum tube technology while minimizing the drawbacks often associated with vintage devices. Unlike conventional phono stages, it simplifies the input-matching process for Moving Coil cartridges by employing matching transformers, eliminating the need for complex active designs. This decision underscores a commitment to purity and quality, hallmarks of Tim’s design philosophy.

The selection of the 13D16 tube, a unique variant designed specifically for EAR Yoshino, exemplifies the Phonobox's bespoke nature. This choice reflects a dedication to achieving optimal performance without compromise, ensuring that the Phonobox delivers unparalleled audio fidelity as intended by its creator.

Construction-wise, the Phonobox is built to last, with a robust metal chassis, high-quality Alps Blue Velvet volume control, and substantial rubber feet. Its design is a study in functional elegance, eschewing unnecessary embellishments in favor of durability and reliability. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect, from the solid construction to the thoughtful selection of components that exceed the specifications of similarly priced competitors.

The Phonobox's audio performance is nothing short of remarkable. Its ability to handle both MM and MC cartridges with aplomb reveals an adaptable and versatile device. Listeners can expect a rich, detailed sound profile that breathes life into vinyl records. The unit's bass response is particularly noteworthy, offering depth and precision that elevate the listening experience. Moreover, its remarkably low noise floor in both MM and MC modes sets a new standard for tube phono stages, addressing one of the common criticisms of such devices.

But the EAR Yoshino Phonobox is more than just a piece of audio equipment; it's a bridge between the past and present. It embodies a nostalgic synergy with vinyl records, invoking the era when tubes were the backbone of audio reproduction. This phono stage is not just about listening to music; it's about experiencing it in a way that honours the rich history of audio technology.

For audiophiles seeking a phono stage that combines exceptional audio performance with historical reverence, the EAR Yoshino Phonobox Tube Phono Stage is an unrivalled choice. Its design philosophy, rooted in simplicity and quality, along with its sonic excellence, make it a must-have for those who value purity and depth in their music listening experience.

Product Reviews

HiFi News - https://www.hifinews.com/content/ear-phonobox-phono-mmmc-preamplifier

HiFi and Stereo - https://hifiandstereo.com.au/reviews/ear-yoshino-phonobox-tubes-that-work-a-review/


Three 13D16 (optionally fitted with ECC83)

One Phono MM & MC Input (RCA)
One Line Output (RCA)

Weight: 3.5kg Black Aluminium
4.0kg Chrome
Length 320mm
Width 180mm
Height 65mm

MM Input sensitivity: 2.2mB for 1 V @ 1kHz (53dB)
MC Input sensitivity: 0.22 mV for 1 V @ 1kHz (73dB)

Two Unbalanced Stereo (RCA) 5V into 600 Ohms

Power consumption: 20 watts

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