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Furutech/ADL GT40 goes alpha

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As more and more music lovers incorporate computers into their listening systems, demand grows for greater system flexibility and improved digital sound quality. Tokyo-based Furutech’s Alpha design Labs (ADL) responded to that need with the release of the GT40. Combining USB DAC with A/D converter, MC and MM phono stage and headphone amp, this handy little gadget was hailed as the audiophile’s Swiss army knife and garnered itself a range of awards.

Now comes its successor, the GT40α (alpha), which can record and playback at a bit depth/sampling frequency of 24 bit/192 kHz – a doubling of the original GT40’s 96 kHz rate. The case design has also been subtly tweaked, including the addition of a discrete red ‘clipping’ light that warns of digital recording overload – a source of unpleasant distortion. Used in combination with the new three-position recording attenuation switch, it should make archiving your vinyl a breeze.
The ADL GT40α is available now priced at £395.

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