Any thoughts or owners on/of Unison Research Simply Phono Tube Stage

gfonggfong Posts: 1,084
Anyone own one or had one or heard one before? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Can’t find recent reviews, not sure what cartridges would work with it? Seems to be more for MM and mid to hi output MC.

Unison Research Simply Phono

Type : Stereo Phono Valve preamplifier
Classe: pure A class
RIAA : passiva +/- 0.2 dB ( 20 Hz / 20 KHz )
Output Impedance: 800 ohm.
Uscita: 1 x line
Gain : 52 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.4 % at 1 volt output
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N): – 72 dB
Inputs: 1 x fonorivelatore MM o MC
Input Impedance: 47 Kohm – 100 – 50 – 22 ohm / 100 pF (modifiable)
Feedback factor: 0 dB
Valves: 4 x ECC83 / 12AX7

Right now I’m using a Rega Planar P6 with a low output Rega Ania cart with Rega Aria Stage.
I just purchased the Simply Phono new in box as I could not pass up on the price. Don’t think it will work with my Ania cart but I can change out carts if it sounds good.

Of course would go with my Unison Research Simply Italy tube amp hence why I purchased it.

Comments

  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 615
    I just was on their website and it looks very nice. Looks like it has adequate gain for most mc cartridges, except for the very low-output models. What’s the Ania’s output?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • gfonggfong Posts: 1,084
    Hi, the Ania is .35mv! Store where I purchased mentioned needing at least .8mv. I will check it out once it arrives.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 615
    I hope it works out for you. If not, I’m sure you could find a buyer for the Ania.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • gfonggfong Posts: 1,084
    Thanks and yes you are correct about the Ania.

    Just arrived in the mail and thought I would try it out. Ania cart way to low for this stage. Had to turn the volume way up to hear. Kinda figured that as the retail store told me don’t use any cartridge under .8mv!

    Well time to lol into carts! :)

  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 795
    gfong wrote: »

    ........Well time to lol into carts! :)

    Or possibly a good SUT?
  • gfonggfong Posts: 1,084
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    gfong wrote: »

    ........Well time to lol into carts! :)

    Or possibly a good SUT?
    True but I do not want to add another piece to the chain.
    I’m fine with finding a cart that matches with the Unison stage.
  • gfonggfong Posts: 1,084
    Going to grab a new Benz Micro Glider SM MC Cart. The SM is the medium output at .8mv
    Should match up well with my system.
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