With its innovative circuitry and incomparable build quality, Altair II achieves something no other preamp can: the musicality of classic tube preamps with precision and dynamics matched by no other solid-state preamp.
There is simply no other phono stage that compares to the Orion. None can match its circuit design, its flexibility, its convenience, its build quality or "most important" its sheer musicality.
The Hercules II Stereo uses exactly the same circuit as the Hercules II Mono and the original Hercules. The same circuit that inspired a leading reviewer to describe our original Hercules amplifier and Altair preamp as "the most transparent, detailed, and cleanest electronics I've heard".