- For moving magnet, moving iron and high-output moving coil cartridges
- Fast-Active preamp and equalisation technology
- Early Ultra-Linear technique
- Inherent reduced vinyl click and pop characteristic
- Rock steady "3D" sound stage
- Converts to Moving Coil with the addition of the Elevator EXP
- Choice of power supply: PSU1 (recommended) or "green" switched mode
Given its price and its miraculous - and this agnostic means miraculous - performance. I recommend the GSP Audio Era Gold Mk.V as enthusiastically, if not more so, as I've recommended any product I've reviewed and recommended in all the years I've been doing this.
- Michael Fremer, Analog Corner, Stereophile, January 2004
OK I'm going to nail my colours to the mast... Lucio has banned us from saying "best I've ever heard" "never heard anything as good" etc as it begs the question "compared to what?" and is often meaningless hype. But here I've listed the runners and riders, added the caveat "in my system and room" and finally "to my ears", so here goes. The Era Gold + Elevator EXP is the best phono combination for MC's I've ever heard - period...
- Geoff Husband, TNT Audio, July 2002
The output level of 2.8mV suited all the moving magnet stages I played it through, with especially good results through the inexpensive Pro-Ject Tube Box and better still through my new in-house reference, the Graham Slee Era Gold V.
- Phil Gold - review of Dynavector DV-20XH Cartridge, March 2005, EnjoyTheMusic.com
After about 3 weeks of burn-in I finally got to use my new Era Gold. The first album I listened to was Muddy Waters, Folk Singer and my first response was WOW! He was right there in the room with me. I had been using the phono section of my NAD preamp but now connect the Era Gold to a line input on the same preamp. For what it’s worth I use a Marantz TT-15S1 turntable with a Clearaudio Virtuoso Ebony MM cartridge.
- forum member: kgilroy
Hi All, my first post on any forum, so please excuse any silly errors. Having moved house and now able to have neighbour free space for music again after many years away from hifi I got what I thought was a reasonable setup. Originally based around cd, I got the system sounding pretty good to me. Then I got an old turntable, got hold of a project phono se amp, dug out my old vinyl and started to read of the superior sound of vinyl over digital. As much as I was open to believing this, I just was not getting this experience. So set of down the track of upgrade. First New Turntable, then new cartridge. but whilst a small improvement, still not up to my cd setup. Then came the Era Gold V. I won't try and go into detail about my experience, but will say, that was the link that has now made me truthfully realise how Vinyl is listening on an entirely different level to none hi res digital. I have also had an opportunity to compare my creek 21 SE headphone amp to the GSP products, I am now saving my pennies. (no comparison even at exactly the same price point) Thank you to Graham and his team for making products that IMHO are without equal for value in the hifi market.
- forum member: eleydesign