A light 620-gram phonostage that seduced the worldwide audio press. The only thing that is 'entry level' about this product is its price.
A minimalist aluminium housing that contains one of the best sounding phonostages in its market. Up to 54 decibels gain at one kilohertz and an extremely linear frequency response deliver unprecedented quality at this price point. For MM and MC cartridges there are two separate circuit designs using SMD technology, which are selected by a slide switch on the underside.
The smart phono headphone V2 additionally contains a powerful headphone amplifier within the solid aluminium housing for private listening at the highest fidelity.
Approx. 620 g (Preamp and power supply)
10 V eff. (@ 1 kHz)
|Mode:||MM / MC switchable by jumpers (at bottom)
Subsonic filter switchable by jumpers (at bottom)
|Amplification:||34dB (MM mode)
54dB (MC mode)
|Input load:||50 Ω, 100 Ω, 500 Ω, 1 kΩ,
5 kΩ / 150 pF, 250 pF, 400 pF (MC mode)
47 kΩ / 150 pF, 250 pF, 400 pF (MM mode)
|RIAA accuracy:||± 0.3dB @ 10Hz - 100kHz|
|THD:||< 0.004% MC ("A" @ 1kHz / -1dB @ MAX)|
|Signal to noise ratio:||85dB (A) (MM mode)
72dB (A) (MC mode)
|Headroom:||18dB / MC (Gain Control on MAX)|
|Max. output voltage:||10V eff. (1kHz)|
|RIAA:||delay time: 75μs / 318μs / 3180μs|
|Channel seperation:||> 90dB @ 1kHz|
optional headphone output (Jack: 3.5mm)
|Power consumption:||Max. consumption: 2.7 watts
Consumption in operation: 2.7 watts
Off mode: 0.0 watts
|Power supply:||± 18V DC / 300mA (external power supply)|
|Total weight:||Approx. 620g (Preamp and power supply)|
|Dimensions (W/D/H):||Approx. 3.74 × 4.92 × 1.34 inches|
|Dimensions (W/D/H):||Approx. 95 × 125 × 34mm|
|Manufacturer's warranty:||3 years*|
[...] outstanding build and finish [...]
Superbly designed and built entry-level phonostage with an extremely clean, yet surprisingly full-bodied sound.