Phase Technology PC60 CA loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Rega Planar 3, VPI TNT IV turntables; Immedia, Syrinx PU-3 tonearms; Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood, Koetsu Urushi cartridges.
Digital Sources: Creek Destiny, Lector CDP-7T CD players.
Preamplification: Vendetta Research SCP-2D phono stage, Audio Valve Eclipse line stage.
Power Amplifier: Audio Research Reference 75.
Loudspeakers: Dynaudio Excite X12, Epos Elan 10.
Cables: Interconnect (all MIT): Magnum M3, MI-330SG Terminator, MI-350 CVTwin Terminator. Speaker: Accent Speaker Technology Blue Thunder. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Various by ASC, Bright Star, Celestion, Echo Busters, Salamander Designs, Simply Physics, Sound Anchor, VPI.—Robert J. Reina

Phase Technology
8005 W. 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210
(855) 663-5600

Hi-Reality's picture


I wish all reviewers more frequently applied these kind of descriptions for great gears. (maybe someday a brainwave-based testing and reporting machine connected to reviewer's head will auto-generate these phrases).

..."ability to render hall sound"
..."air, hall sound, ambience, drama. I feel like I'm in the room with the musicians."
..."as realistic through the PC60 CAs as when I last saw Café Tacuba in concert."
..."gave well-recorded instrumental solos a high level of realism."

What was the room dimension when you tested these PC60 CA's? and what is the recommended font/side-wall distance for their optimum performance? (how close can they be placed to the front/side walls?)

Thanks for an enjoyable review!

Regards, Babak

Robert J Reina's picture

Thanks for your comments. I did most of my listening to this speakers in my larger room which is 35' x 18' along the long wall. My rule of thumb for all bookshelf speakers it to place them 4 feet from the real wall on good stands, and the Phase Tech are no exception. I'd say at least four feet for the side walls, but on the long wall of my large room, these spaakers were over 10 feet from each side wall

Hi-Reality's picture

I just saw your reply, thank you.

remlab's picture

..with the same type of hiccup seen here. Must be hard to eliminate.