“The Mastergroove is a major leap in Evolution from Tom’s previous statement phono-stage, the G+SRX and in Tom’s own words, “The front end gain stages have 50% less noise and distortion and twice the dynamic range compared to the G+SRX, all signal path resistors are Vishay 0.1 % tol and 15ppm tempco. Each stage of gain is powered by a Lithos 7 class a local voltage regulator, both left and right channel local voltage regulators are supplied by my higher powered Lithos 6 regulators, in all 14 pcb’s. We even went to the trouble of designing and winding ‘in house’ a new 200va low flux transformer with an electrostatic screened primary winding to dramatically reduce RF entering the power supply. Nine values per / ch of cartridge loading resistor settings are provided with dip switches on the rear panel. MM (and Decca ) versions can be built to order.”

To put this in perspective, readers may be interested in this review of the Groove Plus from 6 Moons.

Tom Evans Audio Design master groove

Tom Evans Audio Design master groove

We can expect some more exciting announcements from Tom this year and I’ll be sure to post them here.”

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