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Analog Planet - Luminous Audio Technology's Remarkable Arion Phono Preamplifier

Analog Planet - Luminous Audio Technology's Remarkable Arion Phono Preamplifier

By Michael Fremer • Posted: Aug 12, 2015  • Published: Aug 11, 2015   Much to the probable consternation of Luminous Audio Technology, I’ve sat on this MM/MC preamplifier review for more than six months. I probably could have literally sat on the Luminous Audio Arion too, so solidly is it constructed, but I didn’t. Why the review delay? I wanted to be sure the $6395 Arion, from a relatively unknown, small company was reliable. Plus I was enjoying it way too much and wanted to be sure I completely understood why. Read more.....

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Arion named 2015 Product of the Year by Everything Audio Network!

Arion named 2015 Product of the Year by Everything Audio Network!

Designed by Mike Bettinger, this Arion phono pre ($6,395) is built that way I like em. Super accurate. with my Benz cartridge and a VPI Scout, this pre does not hype the sound, it makes the best cartridge and LP sound  as open and spacious as the source. Very low noise as well. Read the review....

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Stereo Times - Axiom II Passive Preamplifier with Walker Mod

Stereo Times - Axiom II Passive Preamplifier with Walker Mod

The Luminous Audio Technology Axiom II passive preamplifier with Walker mod opened my eyes to the fact that one doesn’t need to spend mega-bucks on a “High-End” preamplifier in order to get true High End performance. If you pair the Walker/Axiom II with a very good amplifier you will be amazed at the Axiom II’s degree of musicality and the wealth of detail that will ensue. Read more...

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CAF 2014: LUMINOUS AUDIO STEPS ON THE GAS, SWINGS A BIG BEAM

CAF 2014: LUMINOUS AUDIO STEPS ON THE GAS, SWINGS A BIG BEAM

Tim Stinson of Luminous Audio and Mike Bettinger of GAS Audio have teamed up to create a new phono preamplifier, the Arion, which will be sold under the Luminous Audio brand. Mike’s $5,995 design has been a good while in the making and tweaking — I first heard about the project at Mini-CAF a little while back, but this was my first chance to see and hear the finished product. Read more....

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Funk Audio and Friends - Luminous Audio was used at RMAF 2013

Funk Audio and Friends - Luminous Audio was used at RMAF 2013

There was a lot of talking going on when I entered room 8012 in the Marriott’s Tower, but Rosa Passos and bassist Ron Carter sounded very mellow through Funk Audio powered loudspeakers ($19,875/pair) David Berning ZOTL Pre One preamplifier ($12,360), Silver Circle Audio Juice Box One w/Vesuvius power conditioner, and Luminous Audio cabling. Although I don’t know if the RCA LP of tenor Jussi Björling I heard next was inherently bright, it sure sounded such through a VIP Classic 1 turntable with 3D-printed arm ($4400) outfitted with a Soundsmith Hyperion cartridge ($7500), which I know is not inherently bright, and...

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