Graham Slee Projects (GSP Audio) -
Established 1998, but with experience spanning 25 years, this UK company
hand crafts and individually tests each of its products in its own
workshop, products that give you true
high-end performance beyond their respective price points. Everything
is hand built and connectors hard wired in the traditional way.
The Art of Analogue
Audio Electronics by
Graham Slee Projects
Listening is a four dimensional experience.
dimensional aspect being the tonal balance. Stereo or surround sound
makes listening three dimensional. The fourth dimension is the spirit,
emotion or soul which paints a picture in our mind. It is the fourth
dimension that is least understood, never covered by the textbook,
overtaken by progress and considered eccentric by many professionals.
The "wireless" generation will however instantly grasp what is meant.
The cheapest radio can conjure up a magical picture - how three or four
people and a sound effects man gathered round a microphone can place you
anywhere in the world or in a land of make-believe without leaving your
seat is the real magic of listening, leaving an impression in your mind
that will outlast any "earsplitandloudenboomen" exercise.
It is the fourth dimension of listening which Graham Slee Projects R&D
time is most spent on to bring you the ultimate musical experience.
We are often
asked, what is the most important part of an analogue playback system -
cartridge, tonearm, or turntable itself ? In our opinion, it is
the phono stage, where all signals have to pass through. Then the
turntable, followed by the tonearm-cartridge-phono stage combination.
The tonearm and cartridge must match each other, as well as the
cartridge and phono stage.
Of course, one must also know one's sonic and music preferences, as well
as the whole system composition, and budget too. Then we can
suggest a combination that will be suitable for our clients. It's
all a matter of understanding and matching the analogue components to
get the sound closest to expectations. It can be easy to screw up
an analogue system without taking all these factors into consideration.
Table Of Contents: Graham Slee Projects
All Graham Slee models are
covered by a 2-year warranty
Graham Slee Phono
Stages (also called Phono Preamps) :
The Gram Amp 2 Special Edition (SE)
is suitable for all Moving Magnet and High Output Moving Coil
cartridges. It boosts and equalises the stereo cartridge signal to
"Domestic Line-Level", which makes it suitable for use with Integrated
Amplifiers and Receivers, Active and Passive Preamplifiers, and Power
Amplifiers via a Switched Attenuator.
A complete dedicated
Moving Coil RIAA phono stage in one box plus remote power supply.
Suitable for all low output moving coil cartridges between 0.2
and 1.0 mV output. With the high performance you've come to expect
from Graham Slee, this is an absolute bargain.
"The Era Gold V is
our "plain Jane baby" that confounds the "Pomp(ous) and (never mind the)
circumstance" brigade of the Hi-Fi industry. It's the one our dealers
stock by choice rather than being forced to under contract (in fact that
applies to our whole range). It's the one that'll always sound the best
to the straight guy or gal - it needs no sensory assistance (substances)
to be enjoyed (...that stuff makes anything lie)."
The latest statement high-end phono stage combination
from Graham Slee. The Era Gold V + Elevator EXP has garnered
several accolades ... but wait until they hear the new Reflex + Elevator
EXP ... a truly elevated performance.
Adjustable EQ Phono Stages (also called Phono Preamps) :
Solo is truly monitor class. Based on
electronics normally only found in professional studio equipment - the
Solo has a linear response with a big speaker sound you don't usually
get with headphones.
PSU1-24 Power Supply
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
- June 2002
Upgrade for lower model Graham Slee products.
Standard equipment on the Era Gold, Solo, Reflex, Revelation, and Jazz Club.