When Tim asked me if I wanted to spend some time with one of the first production units of the Mk. II version of the Luminous Audio Technology Arion, I quickly agreed—it’s fun to get stuff before anyone else. When the Arion landed on my front porch, I immediately unpacked it and discovered it was, indeed, a phono pre. A big, heavy and serious one.
“The circuitry is an assemblage of the best sounding building blocks available for audio circuit design, meticulously identified through years of observation, research, prototyping, and listening. The creation of this preamp has more in common with the creation and voicing of a fine musical instrument than a theory-derived amplification circuit. The purity and low-level detail retrieval it provides is groundbreaking and reflects its unique lineage.”