Prices: $1500 (LP5.3), $1250 (PSX5.3)
He said: I was mighty impressed by the pairing of Simaudio’s Moon LP5.3 and Moon PSX5.3. The stock LP5.3 is a great phono stage, and a bit of a steal at $1500. But add the PSX5.3 for another $1250 and you have a very serious high-end phono stage that competes with options way up the price ladder.
The gist: You can shoot for the Moons while staying firmly grounded.