EAR-Yoshino 834P
phono preamplifier

The 834P phono stage is somewhat of a legend. It is regarded as the reference for all other phono amplifiers, whatever the price. Available in MM only or MM/MC, in black or chrome and with or without a volume control. Who could ask for more ?

EAR-Yoshino 834P Deluxe

EAR-Yoshino 834P

When Tim de Paravicini does a job; he does it properly; whether it is a custom studio installation, or an affordable phono pre amplifier like the EAR 834P range. With years of experience in design and manufacturing, nobody can come close to his unique point of view and life experiences he puts into all his designs.

When first launched, it was the only valve phono stage you could buy with facilities for both good quality Moving Coil (MC) and Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges. In addition, for a small premium the unit could be purchased with an in-built volume control, allowing direct connection to a power-amplifier.

There are a few models in the EAR 834P line up:

EAR-Yoshino 834P MM uses the same circuit architecture as its more expensive brothers, and shares in the same high quality sound through MM type cartridges. It is enclosed in a tough, black colored, rigid metal case, and is fully “CE” type approved.

EAR-Yoshino 834P Signature (MM/MC) builds on the classic EAR 834P specification, by adding a superb Moving Coil (MC) input stage, as well as the option of a high quality volume control.

EAR-Yoshino 834P Deluxe (MM/MC).
The top of the range, De-luxe comes in a stunning chrome and gold cabinet, and has extra attention and quality control. This unit will fit the most demanding of audiophile systems.

From Basic through Signature to De-luxe, the performance remains class leading.


• Maximum output: 30V
• Noise (un weighted): -80 dB (1HF)
• Tubes: ECC83 x 3
• MM Input sensitivity: 2.2 mV for 1 V @ 1kHz (53dB)
• MC Input sensitivity: 0.22 mV for 1 V @ 1kHz (73dB)


Hi-Fi News & Record Review, June 1994
by Ken Kessler

So how did it sound? In a word: Wonderful

Primyl Vinyl, Vol. 2 #6 (November/December 1997)

by Bruce Kinch

Positive Feedback, Vol. 7 #1
Highly Biased Output
by Jennifer E. Crock

www.10audio.com, October 1998

Audio nirvana from about 100 to 5k Hz. (Get the picture?) In this range, the EAR was entirely competitive with the phono section of the Nagra PL-P ($9500).

www.soundstage.com, April 1998
Hey, Lend Me an EAR!
by Tony Fafoglia

Stereophile, July 1997
by Michael Fremer & Robert J. Reina

Stereophile, August 2003
by Michael Fremer

Do you want a big, expansive soundstage populated by lush, full-sounding images? A rich picture you can sink your ears into without feeling as if a velvet cloth is muting cold pleasures on top? The 834P will give you that.

www.stereotimes.com, December 2002
by Paul Szabady

The highest of recommendations for the EAR 834P

Nederlandse test:

www.hifi.nl, juni 2006

Rene van Es


Prices :
(including VAT)

EAR-Yoshino 834P MM/MC Signature
Black chassis, with or without volume control

€ 1465.00

EAR-Yoshino 834P MM/MC Signature AD
Special Acoustic Dimension version with upgraded parts and small adjustment of the schematic.

€ 1665.00

EAR-Yoshino 834P MM/MC Deluxe
Chrome front with gold knob and better quality phono connectors
€ 1975.00































EAR-Yoshino 834P Signature