Just received this new preamp from Trinity a few days ago. The design remains a prominent worshiper of minimalism...2 inch thick chasis with a newly designed set of vibration feet. The sheer weight is almost double the previous version which comparatively speaker looks more like a laboratory equipment than a commercial product. Obviously the new chasis design is not purely for the asthetic reason, it is cut from the core of an aluminium block to ensure the molecular alignment is most perfect....this is part of the vibration consideration which would normally not be revealed to the consumers. To us it is just another one piece of solid aluminium.
Performance wise, it exhibits a lightning fast transient unleashing lots of microdynamic details. Compared to the prevoius version, it is obviously more 'colorful' on the tonality and with an even more lower noise platfrom even without the ground wire. In this new chasis, the ground wire post disappears and according to the designer, ground noise has been properly dealt with and the use of an external ground wire becomes unnecessary.
It stimulates my enjoyment of music by the tuneful flow of rhythm, fast and smooth without the harshness which often resulted from attempting to focus only on the speed.
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