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Old 5th August 2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default Curcio Sarah Phono stage: opinions?

Hi! Do anybody knows how this phono stage sounds? I cannot find any info on the web. Maybe I am not that good in looking?
I woudl appreciate if anybody can comment how good it is compared to world class stages.
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Old 7th August 2006, 11:01 PM   #2
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Default Curcio Sarah Phono stage: opinions?

Daniel;

I am also interested in the Sarah phono stage and can't seem to find any comparative information.

I built and run a Curcio Daniel pre amp. It was published in Audio Amateur in the mid 80's. What I can tell you is the Daniel sounds wonderful and I haven't replaced it because I haven't found anything comparable yet for the money. In its day, it was compared to the Audio Research pre.
I picked up a Brinkmann Fein phono stage and although it sounds slightly different, I can't say it sounds better (I run a Linn LP12/Ekos/Lingo/Sumiko Blackbird cartridge). The Fein is in the $3000.00 price range if I recall. I also put the Daniel up against my friends Copeland pre and again, they sound different but I would give the edge to the Daniel. Apparently, the Sarah is an upgrade to the Daniel, so I hope this small comparison helps.

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Old 8th August 2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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Default Paul....

many thanks for you help. Yes you gave me good confidence over it.
I think wll go for it.
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Old 8th August 2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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Daniel:

Let me know how it performs. I am interested in the Sarah and your feedback would be great to have.

Good Luck.

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Old 8th August 2006, 12:30 PM   #5
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Default It will take some time

to have it running. I think will be autumn then. Hope you can wait that time. I can compare it to my Pass Pearl which originally outperformed a Linn Linto.
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