The Aikido PH-2 phono stage is based on the Aikido topology, which makes perfect sense, as the Aikido’s low distortion, noise, and output impedance, without the use of negative feedback—all are highly desirable attributes in a phono preamp. Our goals always remain constant: high-gain, low-noise, and low output impedance.
The GlassWare Balancer is the inverse of the GlassWare Unbalancer. Where the Unbalancer circuit accepts a balanced input signal and delivers an unbalanced (single-ended) output, the Balancer converts an unbalanced input signal into a balanced pair of output signals. Balanced audio signals offer some real advantages, such as lower noise and easy phase reversal and no need for a phase splitter in a push-pull power amplifier.