Heed Audio Quasar phono preamplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Kuzma Stabi S turntable & Stogi tonearm; Music Hall MMF-7.3 turntable; Denon DL-103 (MC), Goldring Elite (MC), Ortofon 2M Bronze (MM) cartridges.
Digital Sources: Apple MacBook computer running Audirvana Plus; Halide DAC HD, PS Audio NuWave, Mytek HiFi Manhattan DACs; Western Digital T2 Mirror Drives (2), LG BD550 BD player (as transport).
Preamplification: Auditorium 23 A23 moving-coil step-up transformer, Shindo Laboratory Allegro preamplifier.
Power Amplifier: Shindo Laboratory Haut-Brion.
Integrated Amplifiers: Heed Audio Elixir, Octave Audio V 80 SE.
Loudspeakers: DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93, ELAC B6, Quad S2.
Headphones: Master & Dynamic MH40.
Cables: Interconnect: AudioQuest Chicago & Water & Yukon, DiMarzio M-Path, Morrow Audio MA-1, Shindo Speaker: AudioQuest Castle Rock, Auditorium 23, Tellurium Q Black. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: IsoTek IVO3 Aquarius power conditioner, Mapleshade Clearview Double Helix Mk.II power strip; Music Hall Aztec Blue & Mooo record mats; Spec AD-UP1 Analog Disc Sheet; Salamander five-tier rack; IKEA Aptitlig bamboo chopping boards (under turntable, preamplifier, power amplifier); Mapleshade maple platform (15" by 12" by 2") & mahogany blocks (2" by 2" by 0.5"); 3"-thick studio-treatment foam damping (ceiling, walls).
Listening Room: 12' L by 10' W by 12' H, system set up along short wall; suspended wood floor, 6"-thick walls (plaster over 2x4), wood-beamed ceiling.—Ken Micallef

Heed Audio Kft.
US distributor: Profundo
2051 Gattis School Road, Suite 540/123
Round Rock, TX 78664
(510) 375-8651

volvic's picture

Wow! someone on ebay got a great deal recently - only $760.00 - 1568 Original Mono RVG.

georgehifi's picture

+2db boost in the bass, and slight treble boost, way off following the correct riaa curve.

Cheers George

johnnythunder's picture

this could be a great audiophile bargain. I've been looking to upgrade from an old EAR 834 for a while. Love the looks of these components as well. The Gold Note PH-10 - not reviewed in Stereophile yet but in some other on-line pubs also seems to a contender.

Jason P Jackson's picture

Only just stumbled upon this review. And fine reviewing it is. Thanks Ken.