Sutherland Ph3D phono stage

Battery power may be the future of phono stages, and we felt that this relatively affordable model from designer Ron Sutherland was one of the quietest preamps available at the $1000 price point. Throw in 16 “D” batteries, and you’ll have great analog sound for around 1200 hours. The Ph3D was “energetic and expansive,” and emerged as a top contender in a very crowded field.