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    Posted: 18 Nov 2019 at 4:31pm
I am now diving back into vinyl after 30 years away. Back in the 90's I sold my over 3000 LP collection in favor of CDs (what a mistake). Although I have all my thousands of CD's, sacd's ripped and have purchased hundreds of Hi Rez/DSD downloads, I'm diving back into collecting audiophile grade and mint/nm recordings. 

I have a Technics 1210GR coming along with a MOFI Studio Phono to start. I have the AT vm540ML cartridge and a basic AT 78rpm mono cartridge. I'm thinking in the near future the Revelation M would be ideal phono pre to deal with non RIAA recordings (pre 50's 78's, etc). The studio phono holds it's value pretty well on the used market...so i'm not to worried about unloading when I get the funds to upgrade. 

A couple of questions:

1. Has anyone actually compared the Studio Phono with the revelation

2. Is the Revelation M a great RIAA phono pre as well? Most of my collection, so far, has been modern age records. 

Again...thanks ahead of time for your answers
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Originally posted by dclark2171 dclark2171 wrote:

I am now diving back into vinyl after 30 years away. Back in the 90's I sold my over 3000 LP collection in favor of CDs (what a mistake). Although I have all my thousands of CD's, sacd's ripped and have purchased hundreds of Hi Rez/DSD downloads, I'm diving back into collecting audiophile grade and mint/nm recordings. 

I have a Technics 1210GR coming along with a MOFI Studio Phono to start. I have the AT vm540ML cartridge and a basic AT 78rpm mono cartridge. I'm thinking in the near future the Revelation M would be ideal phono pre to deal with non RIAA recordings (pre 50's 78's, etc). The studio phono holds it's value pretty well on the used market...so i'm not to worried about unloading when I get the funds to upgrade. 

A couple of questions:

1. Has anyone actually compared the Studio Phono with the revelation

2. Is the Revelation M a great RIAA phono pre as well? Most of my collection, so far, has been modern age records. 

Again...thanks ahead of time for your answers

My understanding is that the Revelation is essentially a Reflex M with the additional circuitry and switches necessary for playing your archival records (please correct me if I'm wrong). Since I do not have any of these types of archival records, I never tried to hear a Revelation (or Jazz Club, the other archival GS phono). 

Now, I did have a Mofi SP, and although there were things I liked about it, there were some things I didn't like and comparing the Reflex M + PSU-1 in my system to the SP, the Reflex M won out. In the end I sold my SP and continue to use the Reflex. 

The best way to hear for yourself is to try the loaner program. That way you can try the Revelation in your system, with your equipment and records. 
Reflex M + PSU-1 used with AT VM95ML, Stanton 680mkII + Jico Shibata, and Shure M35X cartridges.
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Thanks. My new Technics 1200GR will arrive this week. Once I get set up, I may try to get on the loaner list for a Revelation. The key for me is having top notch RIAA (most f my recordings) and the ability to switch to flat or other eq suited for pre 1950 78's/Lp's. 
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Originally posted by dclark2171 dclark2171 wrote:

Thanks. My new Technics 1200GR will arrive this week. Once I get set up, I may try to get on the loaner list for a Revelation. The key for me is having top notch RIAA (most f my recordings) and the ability to switch to flat or other eq suited for pre 1950 78's/Lp's. 

Enjoy! The Revelation definitely sounds like the ticket for you then if you need those archival EQ options. 
Reflex M + PSU-1 used with AT VM95ML, Stanton 680mkII + Jico Shibata, and Shure M35X cartridges.
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if I just go ahead and order one, what’s the general turn around time? Also, is everyone happy with the RIAA performance?
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