Hi-Fi News, January 2012
Comments of Note:
"A product with performance that is hard to beat at the price"
“You can certainly tell that phono preamps are Lehmann’s specialty when putting it through its paces. Instruments and vocals sounded accurate, having a ‘studio-like’ honesty. “
“Neil Young’s harmonica was conveyed with a polished yet mellow treble and came across with none of the harshness that some of the others in the test introduced.”
"...its soundstaging is impressively wide, Young’s slide guitar on ‘Out On The Weekend’ emphasising how well the Lehmann does stereo separation."
“Bass was well captured and natural”
“ Percussion was precise and controlled while being carefully held back in the mix, which added depth and realism to the music, especially through the shimmering cymbals within ‘Spiralling’.”
“ Well-recorded vocals are lapped up by the Lehmann, so where rival phono stages conveyed the power of a performance, this Black Box went one step further by capturing the tone of the voice.”