We are extremely happy to bring even more THÖRESS news ,to your attention. This time it is going to be our long time favourite Full Function Pre-amplifier [FFP].The permanent resident of our demo room for the good reason and the best company for our reference turntables (read why) and premium quality DACs. The fact is that this is build to the last statement of the audio engineering and as such it is really appealing to to true aficionados and well seasoned music enthusiasts. Like Mike himself or us here. It is possibly the last pre-amp you ever need to buy , regardless the price. Enjoy the write up under the following link.
Here is a summary of what Mike did find and hear :
” Once warmed up the most obvious attribute of the THÖRESS pre-amp is a beautiful harmonic structure and well laid out soundstage. This is like no other pre-amp I have heard and you are really drawn into the music. Once heard you will find it hard to live without the THÖRESS. It was easy to spend many hours enjoying the vinyl collection and lost in the music.
The phono stage is amazingly quiet for an all valve circuit, the system is so transparent with no distractions from noise. My regular pre-amp, the MFA Classic is very neutral, adding nothing to the music in the way of artificial colouration. The THÖRESS is similar in many ways adding little apart from some valve warmth. This may sound like I am under playing the THÖRESS, this is not so as the MFA with a decent phono stage will cost more than the THÖRESS. The THÖRESS phono stage on it’s own is the equal of any in the €3,000 to €5,000 price point making it seem relatively good value.
Using my digital source the music was delivered with lots of detail, great rhythm, with the bass leading edges well defined. Sometimes valve systems can lose the slam in the bass, expecially when the valves are beginning to fade. Like with my vinyl collection it was so easy just to sit back and enjoy the music, the THÖRESS just letting the music flow. It did not seem to matter what I was listening to, the THÖRESS was able to let you hear the music as intended. The MFA pre-amp seems rather flat and dull in comparison.
Switching source to the Revox A77 playing the tapes from Analogy Records that I reviewed back in May. The THÖRESS let the beautiful voice of Andrea Celeste project into the room with dynamics and swing. The percussion was detailed and realistic, not splashy as you might get with some systems. These analog tapes are something special and the THÖRESS lets the system really sing, with great harmonic structure, and rhythm, I could listen to the tapes all day long.”
Thank you very much Mike for your time and honest critical opinion. We are pleased to find that you like the THÖ FFP as much as we do .