Zesto Audio Andros 1.2 Phonostage – The Quiet Wonder
My choice for product of the year awards has to go to the Zesto Andros 1.2 phono preamp. The Andros 1.2 just does everything right. It is dynamic, it has gorgeous tonal colors, it throws a big and deep soundstage, and it’s super quiet. The Andros 1.2 is the first phono stage that uses step-up transformers that I actually loved the sound of. The combination of the step-up transformers used by George Counnas and the four 12AX7 tubes is the “Goldilocks” combination that is “just right” for low output moving coil cartridges.
The Andros 1.2 has all adjustments readily available on the back panel. It has one set of RCA inputs and one set of balanced inputs for MC cartridges and one set of inputs for MM. Not only does the Andros 1.2 sound great, it looks great as well. Oh, and the cherry on the top is that it is designed and manufactured in the U.S. I loved it so much that I bought the review sample.
Mark Pearson – Positive Feedback – November 29, 2015