Based on an obscure 1950s valve preamp, the DA2 offers a lot of character for a relatively low outlay.
Based in the USA’s third most populous city, Dizengoff Audio are the latest venture by Chicago native (and founder and former owner of Black Lion Audio) Matt Newport. The company place an emphasis on building affordable tributes to classic recording gear, and while the name and leonine logo perhaps hint at an East-European provenance, the Chicago connection extends to the manufacture of their products, with the company sourcing as many of their components as possible from within the Chicago area — from the Peerless and EMI-inspired input and output audio transformers, to power transformers, enclosures and Bakelite knobs.
Dizengoff’s third and latest product, the DA2 tube microphone preamplifier, is Newport’s updated take on the short-lived...
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