BAT rex is probably one of the best line stages, I've had in my system- very natural sound with no obvous omissions and no commissions. Very dynamic and detailed, at the same time avoiding being analytical or lean. Great texture and tone.
Pcosta- Syren II is beautiful. Dead quiet in my 108 dB sensitive system, otstanding resolution, combined with very engaging and "musical" presentation, a trick, that in my experience is very difficult to pull. I've had my share of preamplifiers: three different Suprateks, BAT REX, Doshi Alaap, Joule Electra ME-450, VAC Signature IIa. Tron Syren II Ultimate(Ultimate upgrade includes all silver wiring, silver WBT connectors and silver-wired transformers), is the best one by a significant margin, very expensive, but worth it. The ICs from Tron to power amps are about 15 ft. long- not a problem at all. Charles1dad, Roxy54- thank you for your kind words.
Very well done! You obviously have put much thought and effort(and certainly hard earned experience) in arriving at this end result. I'm certain your music sounds fabulous via this fine system. Congratulations. Charles,
Hanss is very new, so I'm just getting a handle on it. I feel, it does bass better, than Verdier, and has more organic presentation. The weak point of Verdier is the motor- mine was converted to battery operation, but still. I would imagine, that with a state of the art motor and controller, it would have been a better TT, but I never gotten around to actually doing it. Genius of Verdier is the simplicity of the design. Anyhow, Hanss T-60 is very well made, and overall is probably somewhat better, than Verdier, that now is sold for $15 K with an MDF plinth (mine was with the more expensive Granito) Speed stability is very good, it has huge, partially magnetically-suspended platter, provisions for two tonearms, magnetic suspension, that is also adjustable and two motors. It isn't tweaky neither. For the asking price, it's a pretty good deal. To get much better, one would need to shop in at least $15-30 K price range