Audio Horizons TP 2.0 Preamplifier

Anyone famaliar with the manufacturer,and in particular
this pre amp.The credentials and testimonials seem
impressive.The advertised 10 day audition is appealing.
Both of my Audio Horizons components (preamp and DAC) have black face plate and redheart knobs. I must say I like happy coincidence of the redheart name, which is so appropriate to components that consistently provide heartfelt musical performances.

We have had a request by a web audio magazine to review the TP 2.1 with or without the TP 8.0 incorporated into it.

He has left the decision up to us as to which version we submit. We would like your input on this choice. The reviewer wants the remote option, so that is a given.

Should we, because of its more accessible price, review the TP 2.1Rn ($2695) or should we put our best foot forward and go with our top line TP 2.1RnB ($3490)?

Should we ask him to review the TP 8.0 in a stand alone version or in the integrated version? Again, should we opt for the entry level “n” Moving Coil version or the top of the line premium Moving Coil version?

There are arguments for each, so we would welcome your thoughts on this matter.

Thank you. We appreciate your taking the time to express your views.

I think that you should submit Joseph's best for review. For those who can't afford it, they can get the "lesser" model and upgrade later. I also feel that both the linestage and phono should be submitted, either as separate or integrated. The idea is to get an idea for the reader of the review to make up his mind based on the sonic merits of each. As to the magnetic or moving coil option, that would depend on the reviewers preference. He might only have a magnetic cartridge( hopefully not) to use for evaluating the phono stage. It would be nice to read a review of both options. Anyway, my two cents, but I might change my mind later. Congratulations on the review Joseph and Victor. I have high hopes for an honest and thorough review from both a subjective as well as an objective approach.