Thousand Oaks, CA, September 18, 2014 - Zesto Audio is pleased to announce the world premiere of the new 1.2 upgrade to their award winning Andros Phonostage at the New York Audio Show held at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge September 26-28, 2014 and exhibited exclusively by Wes Bender Studio NYC in Suite #388.
The Andros 1.2 has the same classic look
Launched in 2011, the Andros Phonostage was the first product for Zesto Audio winning numerous awards to include Stereophile's 2013 "Analog Product of the Year" finalist as well as their Class A Recommended Component. In 2013 the Andros received The Absolute Sound's "Golden Ear" award and for 3 years in a row received their "Editor's Choice Awards".
George Counnas, President of Zesto Audio says of the new upgrade, "It seemed like a good time to share some of the cool things we've learned along the way". George also says, "I wanted my customers to know if they own an Andros, we'll stand behind it and do a factory upgrade."
The Andros 1.2 Phonostage upgrade includes:
- 10 position MC load, from 20 to 1000 Ohm and more positions in the sweet zone between 200 to 1000 Ohms
- 2 position MM loading, 47K &15K to accommodate a wider range of cartridges
- 67dB of gain
- +6V max output
- Same sonic signature
- Improved circuitry design and component value upgrades
- Enhanced grounding scheme
- Binding post moved to accommodate shorter ground wires
- Lower noise
- New feet
The Andros 1.2 Phonostage retails for $4700 sold through authorized dealers.
Factory 1.2 Upgrades Available
Zesto Audio stands behind their products and is offering a factory upgrade to any current Andros owner to include:
- New 2 year warranty
- Complete new back panel assembly with new components i.e. Printed circuit board, connectors, transformers etc.
- New front logo with Andros 1.2 and new serial number
- Pricing includes return shipping to the customer in the USA
Available thru your authorized dealer
Pricing for Andros less than 1 year old =$1000, Andros older than one year = $1500
George Counnas is the founder, president and design engineer for Zesto Audio. He has loved music all his life and went from a musician, to an electronics engineer, to an audio engineer. As a young man in England, he designed vacuum tube circuits. He worked for DECCA Navigator (now Raytheon)-- at the time Britain's largest electronics company -- as part of a research and development team designing airborne navigational systems for the Royal Air Force. So he has many years of experience designing, creating and bringing to market high-end electronic equipment.
Zesto Audio is a manufacture of fine analog equipment specializing in vacuum tube technology. Their products include the award winning Leto Line Amp, The Absolute Sound's2013 "Preamp Product of the Year" and the Bia 120 Class A Stereo Power Amp, a winner of The Absolute Sound's 2014 "Golden Ear Award".