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PSU-10: Gold Note Power Supply - The Audiophile Man
Created as an upgrade for the company’s PH-10 phono amplifier, Paul Rigby reviews the PSU-10 Phono amplifiers are one of the most underrated components in hi-fi. Many users see them as an afterthought instead of what they really are, arguably the most critical piece of hi-fi kit after the cartridge. Why? Because this amplifier’s specialist job is to amplify the tiny cartridge signal. Nothing else. That all it does. Once complete, it hands that signal to your main amp. Job done. It doesn’t matter how good your turntable is or your tonearm for that matter. The phono amp makes or breaks your cartridge. The turntable is the support and solid platform to allow the signal to be drawn from the grooves but, as long as the turntable/tonearm work in some sort a fashion, they’re not going to prevent the music from moving down the chain to your speakers. A phono amp will, though. The phono amp is a cartridge’s translator. It’s the phono amplifier that takes the signal from the hands of the cartridge. If the phono amp cocks things up at this point, then it doesn’t matter if you own a £25,000 turntable. Your music is going to sound …