Stavros Danos of Aries Cerat, who were one of our top five exhibitors at High End Munich 2017,  got in touch to tell us about their new preamplifier, the Incito S. Stavros told us: ‘When designing the Incito preampli­er our aim was to reference a great Einstein quote “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler” and to absorb and implement this into our current audio design mentality. With the Incito S we took this quote but with a twist, “simpler but better”’. More »

Parasound’s John Curl has been designing phono preamplifiers for over 30 years but this new JC3 ‘Junior’ version of the JC3+ will be his most compact and affordable yet. More »

In this world exclusive review Dan Worth and Dominic Marsh take a listen to the new Allegri+ passive preamplifier using autoformers from Townshend Audio and costing £2400. More »

Conrad-Johnson Design has announced the release of their latest line-stage preamplifier, the ET7. The ET7 incorporates the advances in regulated power supply design debuted in their GAT Series 2 line stage while closely following the GAT audio circuit. More »

Bryston has announced the introduction of the new BP-173 (Cubed Series) preamplifier, utilising patented technology that debuted on the Cubed Series amplifiers. The BP-173 also features a new expanded input/output configuration for enhanced system flexibility. Like all analogue components from Bryston, the BP-173 is covered by a 20 year warranty. More »

Designed for “high demanding audio systems”, Gold Note’s P-1000 is a Class-A preamplifier born with a completely new proprietary Six Gain Stage design with relays and Optical Encoder volume control. More »

roksponsmallMcIntosh has introduced the new D1100 Digital Preamplifier and MP1100 Phono Preamplifier with the aim of integrating turntables and digital devices into home audio systems. The D1100 Digital Preamplifier includes the company’s most advanced DAC to date, featuring nine digital inputs, while the MP1100 Phono Preamplifier features 24-bit digital outputs to enable recording from vinyl sources. More »