"Unless you pitted standard and Stage II STP-SE against each other, you'd never suspect that the first obscured anything at all…. As it turned out, it didn't take a silly-money über system to hear that the standard SE's lens still was of lesser magnifying power than Stage Deux’s…. It meant that EJ's parts swaps were most strategic and with it, surprisingly effective…. It all seemed to be about removing minor barriers in whose absence recorded urgency, intensity and directness communicated themselves more strongly…. this is a machine of quiet but true reference calibre! Blue Moon Award: STP-SE with Stage 2 modification"
"I am enjoying the new STP-SE very much. It beats the Leema Libra (£5,995 or ~$8,000), Bryston BP26 and Chord Electronics CPA5000 ($20,000) that I listened to – more transparent and does not compress dynamics.... The STP looks and feels great to me."
"holy s**t the amount of detail I am hearing on my vinyl records is astounding!!! I have my favorites that I am familiar with and it is as though someone added music that wasn’t there before. Also the bottom end is so much better!! I’m sure it will only get better from here "
"You guys really did build a world class product, I have unit like the Bat Rex and I'll go in record and state that is is far better to my ears."
"The preamplifier is terrific and I am so glad that my dealer recommended it to me."