The Artemis Labs PH-1 Phono Pre Amp is the result of several years of perfecting a simple yet extremely high quality tube-type preamp. High quality parts are used throughout and the design is rugged and reliable. The sonic qualities: tonality, detail, smoothness, and presence are outstanding. The PH-1 is optimized for medium- to high-output cartridges, either moving coil or moving magnet.
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While high-end audio offers many fine-sounding and beautifully made products, what remain relative rarities are those that come from out of the blue to knock your socks cleanoff. For me, the tube-driven PH-1 from Artemis Labs have done exactly that. -AVguide.com
click to read reveiw "....exceptionally well designed and crafted component, ......Its sound quality is in fact bordering on the amazing .......easily makes my all-time top-three short list of phono preamplifiers" -EnjoyTheMusic.com Hands-On Review of the Artemis Labs PH-1 Phono Pre-Amp (2005)
The Artemis Labs PH-1 Phono Stage Tip #52: by Dick Olsher You know, I have done some crazy things during my audio career, like wrestle full-size helium gas bottles into my listening room to feed the ever helium-hungry Plasmatronics plasma loudspeakers. On the other hand, recommending the Artemis Labs PH-1 phono stage is a no-brainer and light years removed from all that high-end madness. It is an exceptionally well designed and crafted component, and quite affordable by high-end standards. Its sound quality is in fact bordering on the amazing relative to its asking price and it easily makes my all-time top-three short list of phono preamplifiers. Simply put, the PH-1 dishes out an exquisite analog listening experience – a blend of tube strengths and the sort of bass control and detail resolution traditionally associated with solid-state amplification. It would be fair to dub it as an all around performer, innately sweet sounding, but when called upon, it proficiently delivers precise forceful bass lines. The beauty and the beast under one hood – what more could you ask for?