Channel D and Joseph Draw Them In
Admiring the beautiful grace of presentation, as well as its spaciousness, I asked Channel D Rob Robinson what was going on. “I take RIAA out of the phono stage and put it into the software,” is more or less what he replied. He must be doing something very right, because a file of Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” was exceedingly lovely, open and clear.
Credit, of course, is also due the Joseph Audio Pulsar loudspeakers ($7000/pair), which I thought a bit too far apart for such nearfield listening; Lynx Hilo mastering quality USB ADC/DAC ($2499), Channel D Seta Model Plus (Special Edition) phono preamplifier with analog RIAA module ($6998), Channel D Seta DAC Buffer / Transimpedance amplifier ($3499), AMG Viella V12 turntable with AMG tonearm, Zu Audio Denon DL103 Prime 2 cartridge, and Merrill Audio Veritas mono block amplifiers ($12,000/pair).