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    i notice Tron have launched some kit , there is quite a bit on here about the phono stage

    has anyone reviewed these products or tried them ?

    from the pfm thread

    Launched a couple of years ago the TRON Convergence phono stage has been joined by a "Signature" version which has selected parts fitted for even better sound. A matching Preamplifier has also been developed and this is now available together with a 50-watt Stereo amplifier, plus a pair of 50-watt mono amplifiers.

    https://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/...prices.224363/

    the tron website does not carry info of the pre amp or stereo amp yet
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit freya pre , firebottle mono`s marantz sa8005 bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands 3] harbeth p3esr /rotel

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    I had a Convergence phono for a couple of years and would have tried the upgrade had it been around. Marketed as being a good value stage vs those twice the price and a reasonable case to be made for that. Quite a quiet stage, tended to be best in the mid-range but not the last word in accuracy. though you might expect this in a stage at the price. Very easy to discuss your needs with the manufacturer direct though and worth a trial if you fancy a stage at about a grand. Very few available s/h at present which might mean a lot of satisfied customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wino2020 View Post
    I had a Convergence phono for a couple of years and would have tried the upgrade had it been around. Marketed as being a good value stage vs those twice the price and a reasonable case to be made for that. Quite a quiet stage, tended to be best in the mid-range but not the last word in accuracy. though you might expect this in a stage at the price. Very easy to discuss your needs with the manufacturer direct though and worth a trial if you fancy a stage at about a grand. Very few available s/h at present which might mean a lot of satisfied customers.
    "Marketed as being a good value stage vs those twice the price"

    Not in my opinion having heard what's available these days!

    "Quite a quiet stage, tended to be best in the mid-range but not the last word in accuracy. though you might expect this in a stage at the price"

    If you don't/can't expect accuracy for 1k, I think you're looking in the wrong place for equipment. The Tron does have good quoted RIAA accuracy figures. GT provided them a while back.

    I had a Tron convergence in my system for approximately 3 weeks (05/17). These days, for 1k, there are other phonostages higher on my list although not many with valves in.

    The Tron convergence is "good value" for those who want to get into the Tron brand. The Tron seven is super and I have no issue with that unit other than the price!!
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    I’ve noted that the Tron brand can generate divisive opinions but as both Oliver and I have personal experience of the Convergence then both of our opinions are equally valid. Before I got the Convergence I had loans of various phono stages which were more expensive and which I didn’t rate.

    Horse, course, that sort of thing.

    Anyway the thread is about different pieces of kit than I had so time to butt out I think.

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    I should be picking up a new Tron Convergence Signature MM phono stage from Graham Tricker this week! It's for me, not the business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammonite Acoustics View Post
    I should be picking up a new Tron Convergence Signature MM phono stage from Graham Tricker this week! It's for me, not the business
    I imagine that is a very good unit. Enjoy!
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    I have heard a Tron Convergence MC in a friends system and it had very low noise - much lower that the Allnic he had before and lower than any other valve stage I have tried myself. I would also add that, in my view, it is more than competitive at the asking price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammonite Acoustics View Post
    I should be picking up a new Tron Convergence Signature MM phono stage from Graham Tricker this week! It's for me, not the business
    excellent . be very interested when someone tries the pre and monoblock system
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit freya pre , firebottle mono`s marantz sa8005 bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands 3] harbeth p3esr /rotel

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    some interesting thoughts here when tron went to RFC HQ

    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...Graham-Tricker
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit freya pre , firebottle mono`s marantz sa8005 bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands 3] harbeth p3esr /rotel

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    i would love to put these power amps head to head with my firebottle hybrid mono`s . the latter are extremely good and would take some beating i feel
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , / onkyo sacd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]schiit freya pre , firebottle mono`s marantz sa8005 bel canto 3.5vbss and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands 3] harbeth p3esr /rotel

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