Earlier this year, Exposure Electronics launched its exciting new XM series of hi-fi components. Inspired by the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl in a digital age, the series offers a high-performance, compact solution for music lovers who want great sound across multiple media but don’t want the size or cost of their system to spiral out of control.
In the May issue of Hi-Fi News Adam Smith checks out the XM3 phono stage and asks, “does it pack a full-sized performance into a ‘half width’ chassis?”
Smith opens his tests with an MM cartridge. “The synthesizer action on ‘Computer Weekend’ from Jean Michel Jarre’s Revolutions LP was beautifully rounded and taut, with the cymbal effects from his drum machine ticking along smartly behind. Bass lines were firm and weighty with plenty of detail, ensuring that low-end action perfectly complemented the rest of the frequency range.”
“The Exposure XM3 also captured the sonic signature of instruments, both acoustic and electric, and it struck me that this phono stage sounds like a much more expensive design, given the precision and clarity if its treble detail.” READ MORE