Edwards Audio's Apprentice EQ phono stage is derived from the popular Edwards Audio MM2 and uses a similar circuit topology with passive treble and active bass equalization. Unusual at this price area, it features a second stage amplifier to buffer the equalization network and ensure a low output impedance. The double U case construction removes the need for an expensive front panel, keeping the cost low without compromising performance. With its near silent noise floor and 40dB gain, the Apprentice MM is an ideal budget phono stage for those new to the vinyl game, or anyone looking for an incredible analog value.
Once again thanks for your help. I first visited Bartletts in 1993 and bought the Audiolab 8000a to equalise and compete with whatever the neighbours were playing at the time through the very thin walls of a Victorian Mansion Block. My Quad at the time although could musically could not compete. I had bought the Quad in 1984 at a place in Camden by Mornington Crescent, although I felt that I bought what" that particular shop "wanted to sell me rather than what I wanted.
I would just like to thank the Bartlett's team for pulling out all the stops when an order failed to materialise through no fault of their own. Terrific service and would certainly shop with Bartlett's again.
If I could give Bartlett's 10 stars I would....Quite superb service (a special mention for Simon here) - Buy from this supplier with complete confidence.