"A $2,995 Marvel – The EAT E-Glo S Hybrid/Tube Phonostage"
European Audio Team’s E- Glo S is incredible... the experience is unmatched. ...the amount of texture and breath that the E-Glo S contributes is impeccable. Acoustic instruments and complex musical selections really come to life via the E-Glo S. The speed of fast plucked acoustic guitars, or a gently bowed violin has the necessary delicacy to immerse you in sound. Yet there is also enough resolution to discern the difference between a Marshall stack and a stacked pair of Fender cabinets.
If you’re working within the context of a well-crafted system, and looking to put together a great analog front end in the $6k-$12k range, that includes the table, cartridge and phonostage of your choice – you will be hard pressed to find anything more revealing than the E-Glo S.
Running the E-Glo S through its paces with about a dozen diﬀerent phono cartridges and hundreds of varied musical selections, it conﬁrms its excellent ﬁrst impression. This is a fantastic phonostage that is without compromise at its price. It’s easy to award this beauty one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2018." - Jeff Dorgay
"As the outside world considers high-end audio ever more odd, many brands still need to grapple better with context. So this is not a budget phono stage by any means, but it is a great one, blessed with styling and ergonomics showing cognizance of needs beyond absolute sound quality – such as usability. I fell in love with it within 15 seconds, but it was still the sound that grabbed me above all else. Elegant high-end tube phono pre-amplifier with ultra slim design! " - Ken Kessler
An elegant high-end tube phono preampliﬁer with an ultra slim design!
E-Glo S – is a hybrid phono preampliﬁer that utilizes ECC83 tubes (twin triode) in the ﬁrst and second gain stages. In order to get higher gain and lower noise we use in the ﬁrst stage a cascode connection of tube with two parallel-connected low-noise J-FET transistors.The RIAA curve is equalized and fully passive and split in two steps, which allows to us achieve perfect impedance matching between the gain stage and equalization block. The E-Glo S preampliﬁer doesn’t have any global feedback. It has a massive aluminum chassis, with the ability of adjusting the impedance, capacity and gain. It has subsonic ﬁlter with mild effect, which doesn’t affect audible frequencies in negative 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; the result is a perfect S/N ratio for an undisturbed musical experience.
Available with Macassar or Special Order Gloss Black side panels.