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Shure M64

Stereo Phono Pre-Amplifier

Shure M64


The Shure M64, M64-2E and M64A are designed for conversion of stereo record playing systems from ceramic to magnetic cartridges, as a preamplifier for microphones and as a low gain buffer amplifier where long cable runs are extended to a preamplifier input.

Advantages include complete freedom from microphonics, extremely low noise, the ability to use 50 feet or more of output cable, and years of maintenance free performance.

- Converts phonos to accept magnetic cartridges

- Equalizes and amplifies tape decks

- Boosts microphone output

- Ideal as a broadcast phono preamplifier

The standard version operates on 110V, version -2E on 240V and version A on 120/240V.


Gain: 27.5dB (flat), 34.5dB (phono), 37.0dB (tape)

Frequency response: 40 to 15,000Hz (phono)

Distortion: under 1% THD

Clipping level: 250mV (flat), 100mV (phono), 60mV (tape)

Channel separation: 50dB or better at 1kHz

Channel balance: within 2dB at 1kHz

Hum and noise: better than 71dB (phono)

Weight: 794g


instruction/owners manual  English

-2E instruction/owners manual  English

A instruction/owners manual  English

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Shure Phono Amplifiers

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