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Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays!!

From Hammertone and Allnic Audio!!

The year is reaching its end and the holidays are almost upon us – time for family and friends and music. Ahhh, music… Whether it relaxes or excites, it always restores and rejuvenates. How lucky we are that we have the ability to listen to, savour, and share the tunes we love by the performers we love in their greatest performances – in our own homes, anytime we want – what a gift!! And we have it all year round, not just those times when presents are exchanged.


Speaking of gifts… the types and brands we have for music reproduction equipment are almost without number these days, but ALLNIC cables and electronics are always an easy choice. For example, there are still some of the specially priced, upgraded, final production run of the Allnic L-1500 LINE-STAGE PREAMP (see the previous blog).

They’re going fast at USD $4700, though, so if you are in the market for an absolutely outstanding deal on a reference level preamp, move quickly to take advantage of this FANTASTIC deal!  Don’t just take our word for it, either. Here’s what Anthony Kershaw of Audiophilia had to say about these in his first ever sponsored review:

But, this final run of the preamplifier has a few important upgrades not found on its predecessors. They include several upgrades trickled down from the magnificent (and my present reference preamplifier) the L-7000 (USD  $16,500)…

The 1500 allowed the wide range of dynamics of the 7000, missing only the final few ounces of performance a one of a kind preamp like the L-7000 provides. As mentioned, 80% performance for 33% price. Audiophiles generally love that kind of ratio.

Full review at:

And from a couple of customers of Don Corby’s at Corby’s Audio:

Good morning Don. Thanks again for letting me try the preamp in my own home.  Doing A/B comparison with my Wyetech, found that the Allnic came on top!  Found it had a more of an “open/wider” soundstage and more clarity, if that makes any sense.  Had a couple friends over, too, and they had the same impression. The wife even enjoyed it, so I guess that means I can purchase it.

Hi Don,
Just wanted to let you know the Allnic L-1500 I picked up 
tonight is absolutely phenomenal, and that’s cold right out of the box. Can’t wait to hear what the sound is like after a few days.
Thanks again

Here’s a suggestion for using the L-1500 that works astoundingly well. Some clients have plugged the L-1500 into a set of input connections on their integrated amp, the Allnic T-1500, for example. With the volume controls of the two units balanced so volume can be controlled from the L-1500, the combination performs like a pre-power combo costing way, way more! Users who have been completely happy with their T-1500s have said they cannot believe the elevation in performance. Now there’s a thought for an easy BIG upgrade to a smaller system!!

Final production, upgraded L-1500s EXCLUSIVE to:

(Please note that there are four (4) L-1500s set for international voltages which can be purchased through any of these dealers.)

Hammertone Audio

Hammertone Audio

Email or call Dave Beetles:


Tel:+1 250.826.6872


Corby’s Audio

Corby’s Audio

Email or call Don Corby:


Tel: +1 905.689.1976

Toll free: 1.877.689.1976


Kevalin Audio

Kevalin Audio

Email or call John Ketcham:


Tel: +1 503–292–5592


This past year, more reviews of Allnic gear, both formal and from our clients continued to pour in, and that includes awards, too. For example, AUDIOPHILIA just released its list of NINE (9) OF THE BEST PRODUCTS OF 2019, and of those, TWO ARE ALLNIC PRODUCTS!! The writers at Audiophilia were incredibly impressed by both the L-7000 line-stage preamplifier and the H-7000 phono preamplifier. Read about these Audiophilia Star award components here:

The full reviews of those pieces can be found at:


2019 netted other enthusiastic, to say the least, reviews of the H-7000/V: – Allnic H-7000V review (Translated from the German)

H-7000 review – Enjoy the Music Nov 2019

In the Enjoy the Music review, writer Tom Lyle sums up his experience with the H-7000 by saying:

I am blown away by the performance of the Allnic H-7000 phono preamp every time I play a record with it in my system. I feel as though the sound couldn’t be better, unless I upgrade one of the other components in the audio chain in my system…

If I could afford to buy this phono preamp, I certainly would. I often make recommendations, but those who trust my ears know I only occasionally make the statement that I would do such a thing. If you end up purchasing an Allnic H-7000 phono preamplifier, I predict that you will thank me for recommending it, that is, if one could find pull themselves away from their system long enough to do so. Enjoy the music!


  • H-1202 Phono-stage


  • ZL Mu-7R interconnects and ZL-5000 speaker cables


  • ZL-5000 power cable


Mu-7R RCA interconnects







And from some of our clients:

David. Hey man. Got the 300b tubes as well as the others. Thank you for the tubes and getting them shipped so fast.
The quality of the L-7000 is instantly heard and it gets BETTER;  more listening leads to MORE appreciation instead of – as so often is the case – the ability to notice what is wrong after becoming familiar with a component.
With the L-7000, I am transported to the venue as opposed to it being displayed in front of me like a movie. This enables space to be formed around me, to have the waves of sound undulating through this space with distances easily defined and observed with not only force and impact heard but a 3D recreation of ENERGY. When people talk about a line stage being the heart and soul of a set-up, this is it. The music is alive and breathing.
Thanks much
– James

The L7000 seems better every day. This is what I was talking about when I said I wanted to hear a line stage w the same magic as the H-3000. Wow! The bottom is insane – tight colorful timbres; the middle is so clean without being at all sterile. The top as I was trying to say with my bad ribbon comparison is it shimmers so much but never close to brittle etched or bright, always sweet (like a good soft dome) and extended. Harmonicas, trumpets, cymbals. 

And the vocals. Wow. There is real life in them. A glow. And so distinct – I mean the qualities that separate one voice from the next. And I can’t get over plucked or strummed strings. Not just the string, the entire instrument. And as lame a cliche as it is, I am catching things never brought to my attention before, buried too deep.

And that’s a (gift) wrap for 2019!
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