European Audio Team's Jozefina Lichtenegger is here at HIGH END 2016 with their new EAT E-Glo S tube phono preamplifier (€2595). E-glo S is a hybrid phono preamplifier that utilizes ECC83 twin triode tubes in the first and second gain stages. They do this to achieve good gain and lower noise. In the first stage a cascode connection of tube with two parallel-connected low-noise J-FET transistors to keep noise down. The RIAA curve is equalized fully passive and split in two steps, which allows EATto achieve excellent impedance matching between the gain stage and equalization block. Of note is that EAT's E-glo S phono preamplifier does not employ global feedback.
It has a massive aluminum chassis, and the unit provides many adjustments for impedance, capacity and gain. There's a subsonic filter with mild effect so that it doesn’t heavily affect audible frequencies in unpleasant way.
A very important part is the advanced power supply that uses anode voltage regulation and a well filtrated voltage. Filtration is in three steps, this result is an impressive perfect S/N ratio and undisturbed musical experience. Getting back to the adjustments it provides and input impedance MC of 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, and 1000 Ohm. Load capacity is 50, 100, 150, 200, 270, 320, and 420 pF. Gain for MM is 45dB and for MC it is adjustable 45, 50, 55, 65, and 70 dB.