The Corus Stereo Preamplifier delivers the Jeff Rowland hallmark of a sensuous and grain free musicality, combined with astonishing transparency and low level resolution. A broad 3-dimensional sound stage materializes into the physical listening space, where instruments and vocalists assume the textured appearance of solid existence.
The preamplifier yields exceptional frequency extension and linearity, with magnificent bass definition, an extraordinarily complex exposure of harmonic structure, and a sweetly filigreed treble. The Corus yields amazingly nuanced low level detail and micro-dynamics, and outperforms every previous Rowland preamplifier with its transient speed, staggering authority, and breath-taking macro dynamics. Only the transcendent resolving musicality of the Criterion battery-powered Preamplifier ever yields an even superior listening experience.
Corus Preamplifier Reviews
The Absolute Sound #228 – December 2012 – by Robert Harley
HiFi+ #83 – October 2011 – by Roy Gregory