Reviews

Conrad-Johnson TEA-1 phono stage

If you still need to be convinced about the sonic superiority of vinyl in an age of excellent digital sound, the TEA-1 phono preamplifier will remind you why you bought that expensive turntable in the first place. This tubed unit is CJ’s statement product¬®√ú in terms of analog playback, and it sounded “precise, glorious, severely transparent and full of natural energy.”