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STP-SE Reviews

"It is easy for a reviewer to burn a lot of words describing something. However, there just isn’t much that can be said about this unit’s very minimal and elusive sonic character. The Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE-2 preamp is unremarkable, and that is precisely why it is so special. It easily beats much more expensive competition with its benchmark, state of the art resolution and lack of character."

     10AUDIO                                                                        READ FULL REVIEW

"Give this pre-power combo an hour to warm up and you’ll soon see that it’s a crisp, detailed and neutral sounding package with plenty of wallop."

    HI-FI CHOICE                                                                  READ FULL REVIEW

"To say my experience with the STP SE was mind-blowing would be an understatement.... its virtually unspeakable in the audiophile world to say a tubeless preamplifier possesses all the smooth and inviting characteristics of the most modern and affordable valve units, while at the same time raising the standards of what’s expected from a sub-$2k preamplifier to new stratospheric heights. But, that is exactly what I am saying."

    HIGH FIDELITY REVIEW                                                READ FULL REVIEW

"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"

     6 MOONS                                                                       READ FULL REVIEW

"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."