Each preamp and amp is the best Shindo-San can tailor around a particular set of tubes within a circuit uniquely his. He maintains and supports his beliefs in that circuit and design for years. ‘Mk2.1 SE, Silver (Signature Gold)’ editions are not released 6 months after introduction, just to maintain market presence like most other manufacturers (sorry, I digress…)
Shindo has been identifying his second to the top of line preamp, Giscours, since 1986.
Coincidently, this was the International Year of Peace as designated by the United Nations. Of course, I believe the introduction of the Giscours had something to do with this. Hehe!
I am officially designating the Giscours as a bona-fide classic product, like the WE300B Single Ltd.
Describing how music sounds through the Giscours preamp transcends audiophile hyperbole, which is all too easily tossed around.
The Giscours is the model above the incredible Vosne-Romanée, itself an incredible preamp and etching it’s own place in historical products, for those in the know.
Massive output transformers, select components and specialized circuitry – create the highly realized sound we have come to know from Shindo Labs. Refined vinyl playback circuitry is maximized with the built in step up transformer (the best way to increase gain and sonics of moving coil cartridges.)
Giscours will be the centerpiece of your system for decades.