The British company Tron Electric has created an audiophile low-noise tube phono stage Nemesis RIAA. The brand leader Graham Tricker, known for his thoroughness, tried to combine the orthodox lamp ideology with ease of use and high sound quality.
The scheme uses a minimum of parts located considering shortest path of the signal. These are four D3a pentodes in the amplifier circuit and four 7Y4 cenotrons in a separate power supply module. The power supply was taken seriously: eight network transformers were used, one of which serves two signal LEDs. But the phono stage itself gets a clean tube voltage with a smooth start.
The lamps in Nemesis are installed in ceramic panels, internal wiring is made of OFC copper “six nines”, input and output RCA connectors are WBT products. Finally, Tricker’s pride is the Nemesis mains transformers and chokes. They are all hand wound on custom cores. The capacitors in the circuit are used to a minimum, and the RIAA correction is implemented in a passive filter.
The Tron Nemesis RIAA phono stage is assembled in two cases 40x27x18 cm each. The power supply unit weighs 35 kg, and the phono stage itself weighs 25 kg. The cost of the novelty can be found out personally from the representatives of Tron Electric.