Picking up the baton from the much loved Campion amplifier, we have decided that the Alabaster, as well as carrying the spirit of the Campion, will inherit its phono stage too. Like a shy yet gifted child the little circuit huddled up amongst the line stages on the pre-amp printed circuit board has delighted those who have gotten to know it well. Perhaps too long in the shadow of our outboard Sedley phono stage, it has maybe been given too little time in the limelight by us. That said, its followers are many and their voices have been heard. Some end users have benefited from a retrofit recently and others have asked if the Campion phono stage could be included. We have gracefully obliged on all accounts.
The phono stage which takes over the Line 2 slot in the pre-amplifier section of the Alabaster will be dedicated to Moving Magnate phono cartridges or high output Moving Coil only. The standard settings are, for those with a technical penchant, are 47K? input resistance with a 47pF capacitive load. An earth stud is also added to the rear panel to accommodate your turntable connections. Vinyl not included.
For more on phono stages, amplifiers and thoughts for ears please visit our magazine.
It rips, it stores, it shows up on the Morpheus Music Centre and all while you are making a cup of tea! all in glorious WAV or FLAC and you can have it in MP3 if you will. Naturally, Sonneteer would prefer you to store everything in an uncompressed format to enjoy playing it back through the Morpheus in all its glory.
The Morpheus Server, as it will be known, will be officially launched at CES this January as Sonneteer will be showing between the 7th and 10th at the Venetian Hotel, Suite 29-310. The set up will be resembling that of a normal home with a living room and a dining area both with a Morpheus Music Centre installed and a Server neatly places to, ehem, serve them both.
Sonneteer will also have an iPod Touch handy to demonstrate how any number of their Music Centres and Servers can be controlled from such a device. It also works with the iPhone. All you need is to download the Plug Player application for a minimal cost (£2.99 in the UK).
Album art is displayed and play lists set as music in different parts of the house can be set and adjusted whilst sitting on the sofa and sipping that, aforementioned, cup of tea.
We promise a few more details very shortly as well as pictures and news from the show itself.
For more information and some high resolution images please got to the Press release www.sonneteer.co.uk/press_release_server.htm
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