Aurorasound Vida

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Aurorasound Vida
Monday, March 4, 2013

This Japanese phono stage is being brought to the UK by Pure Sound but appears to have no tubes. Pure Sound is synonymous with tube amps so this must be a special piece of kit. It’s an MM/MC stage that uses an LCR network for RIAA equalisation, an approach that works well with tube circuits and can be seen in a few other high end phono stages. This implementation has Lundahl filter coils in the EQ circuit.

The VIDA has a substantial mute switch, mono/stereo switch, cartridge de-gaussing facility and optional subsonic filter. It’s a DC (direct coupled) circuit without capacitors in the signal path and has a separate power supply to keep noise at bay. Price is £2,699.