Only valves can make the LP sound this good!
The PS2 is a 'one box' simplified version of Icon Audio's award winning PS1, and therefore is excellent value. It is well known that valves can sound much better than transistors, this is especially so with LP reproduction. The LP was developed in the time of valves, and without the warmth and colour of valves, transistor phono pre amplifiers can sound uninteresting and hard to listen to.
Regardless of the other components in your system Icon Audio guarantee an improvement in the listening quality of your LP records regardless of condition. A big advantage is the reduction in 'perceived noise', on worn / scratched LPs (it actually measures the same, just sounds different).
They realised that not everyone with a modest LP collection can aspire to a 'Hi End' phono stage, so have kept all the important features of the PS1 so preserving the essential sound quality of a pure valve phono stage, at a price which compares with other 'entry level' units.
The PS2 is hand built by the same team as the PS1 and PS3 using the same hand built methods that ensure the consistent quality that we are known for.
The circuit is essentially the same as the PS1 and PS3 with a simplified power supply. So it will have a very similar sonic signature.
New for 2014 is an improved black finish, updated power supply and a 'stereo/mono' switch to reduce the noise of mono recordings.
Specifications and Features:
(Specifications subject to change)
We endeavour to despatch same day for orders placed up to 12 noon on available stock items (items with stock message "Usually dispatched within 24 hours"). Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you. Any items with stock message "Usually dispatched within 72 hours" are items that we do not hold in stock but order in from the importer or manufacturer as soon as a customer order is received. Occasionally these may be delayed beyond 72 hours due to importer/manufacturer stock levels but we will inform you as soon as we can if this is the case.
UK ORDERS: We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge. Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.
COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock.