Hereby we would like to thank Hi-Fi Voice.com for reviewing our PrimaLuna EVO 100 Tube Integrated Amplifier. We would also like to thank our distributor for the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, Kohut Audio, for making the review possible!
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Recently Stereophile Magazine in the USA published their “Recommended Components 2021” list. We are proud and thankful that Stereophile listed our PrimaLuna EVO 400 Tube Preamplifier in the category Two-channel Preamplifier as CLASS A component.
PrimaLuna’s brand-new flagship line-level preamp—it replaces the company’s DiaLogue Premium—the EVO 400 uses tubes for rectification as well as for gain and buffering, and includes input and output transformers that allow balanced operation. Noting that its extraordinary weight (52.8lb) comes not from its steel chassis but from its abundance of power-supply transformers and chokes, HR praised the EVO 400’s very high parts quality and lavished similar praise on its “scintillating” presentation and ability to portray vivid, well-saturated musical colors while nevertheless being “more concise-sounding” than its predecessor in the PrimaLuna line. “It generated clearer, more muscular presentations with sharper focus and more distinctly punctuated momentums.” Reporting from his test bench, JA noted that “the EVO 400 measures well for a tubed design.” (Vol.42 No.7 WWW)
PrimaLuna Dealer, Mediaelectronics in Boortmeerbeek ( Belgium ) recently made a customer happy with a PrimaLuna EVO 300 Tube Integrated Amplifier.
I bought the EVO 300i from Mike a few weeks ago and can now only recommend this amplifier. Especially the fantastic soundstage, the clarity and the purity stand out. I personally think jazz comes into its own, the amp really brings back the emotion in the music. You feel like you’re there in the middle of the action and you can easily point at the musicians as if the stage is right in front of your seat. The realism with which acoustic guitar and voices are reproduced is also breathtaking. You hear details you didn’t know were in the recording. Until now I usually prefer the Ultra-linear mode because it makes the music sound more expressive and dynamic, but it is nice to be able to switch immediately to triode at the push of a button. Sometimes this can tone down the ” too loud ” peaks if necessary, or as recommended by Mike I also use it more often with older recordings of slightly lower quality.
In addition, the warm glow of the tubes brings a cozy atmosphere in the house. A major advantage over other tube amps is the Autobias, which makes changing tubes child’s play.
Mike provided an excellent service and is also available afterwards with always an almost immediate response. You can test different models in the listening rooms, and he guides enthusiasts to a customized choice, without pushing towards the most expensive alternatives, with top service also after sale.
Ivo De Clerck
Click HERE to visit the website of Mediaelectronics in Boortmeerbeek – Belgium