The Absolute Sound 2023 Editors’ Choice: Phonostages

Zesto Audio Andros II – 2023 Editor Choice Phonostage $3,000 – $6,000

Zesto Audio’s phonostage embodies all the virtues of latter-day tube design with none of the drawbacks. It has solidity, dimensionality, vitality, transparency, excellent transient response, well-defined and extended bass, a superbly rich midrange, and very low noise. A sensibly wide range of loading options is available for mc’s, which are stepped up by transformers, which must be in part responsible for the deliciously smooth, unfatiguing highs. An outstanding product…read Absolute Sound review

2023 Editors’ Choice: Phonostages $3,000 – $6,000