Let’s face it, a stereo tube amplifier in 2012 is already an anachronistic product, and a tube phono preamp is even more like that. These days, devices like that are missing not only from the big electronic stores, but, sadly, from high-end audio dealers as well.
But sometimes it’s exactly this sense of marginality that makes a product successful. Under the name „Analogia” tube phono premaps were manufactured for a decade and a half at Pointe, and while they found the way to many satisfied music lovers, in 2009, when the last Analogia was sold, we decided that there is no more need for such devices.
We were wrong.
Tibor made a phono preamp based on the latest version of Analogia just for himself, but, accidentally, this device became famous when it was borrowed for the Belgrade high-end show by a turntable manufacturer to demo his products. People became interested in the preamp, and called on Tibor to sell it to them. This was the story how the Analogia SE was born, soon to be followed by its series-produced sibling, the new Mark 4 Analogia.
The Mk 4 bears all the genes of the original MK 1, 2, 3 and SE Analogia amps, but it is more modern in every way. Most of the parts are differenct, including a new tube set. The power transformer is more sophisticated than any time before, and the audiopath is paved with the passive components that debuted in the Sixty, and have determined the sound of Pointe amplifiers ever since.
It is also important that the housing itself has changed dramatically: it is now more robust and rigid, which clearly improves the sound, and a redesigned shielding arrangement makes the Mk 4 more resistant to noise and interferences.
The new Mk 4 Analogia comes in a black finish, similar to the Amplifica, so the two units aesthetically (and also sonically) match each other.
Input Impedance: 47 kOhm. Tube Set: 270 x 320 x 170 mm. Dimensions: 360 x 285 x 170 mm. Weight: 6.2 kg.