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As Michael Fremer puts it, "In analog, it's the little things that count, and Rega's upgrade of the basic Planar 3 design to the Planar 25 can only be described as visibly 'small.' But the sonic improvements I heard during my first encounter with the $1275 arm/'table combo were audibly big." Fremer takes a close look at and listen to the Rega Planar 25 turntable for Stereophile readers and attempts to reveal all of its secrets. Sam Tellig adds his two cents' worth.

"Triode, Silver!" exclaims Chip Stern in his review of the Legend Audio Design Starlet integrated amplifier from December 2000. As Stern relates, "In an aural landscape populated by the garish bells and whistles of audio ingénues, the Legend Audio Starlet's demure directness distinguishes it from the madding crowd." Is this the tube integrated for you? Chip relates the particulars.