MM or MC, adjustable gain, adjustable load with small cards not dip switches, battery powered and step-up transformers. It sounds neutral and huge with extremely deep and nuanced bass. I have a foible for small, and trouble free silver boxes. Like the Clearaudio Smart Phono V1 or the Benchmark DAC. I've been listening to it non stop for months now.
Edit: Good as it was the Nagra was not as good as the ten times cheaper Clearaudio Smartphono that has a bigger more palpable sound.
|Clash of the gnomes.|
Nagra BPS VS Clearaudio Smart Phono 1.
The clear winner is not the one you think.