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Vandersteen Audio OL-1

Stereo Moving-Coil Pre-Amplifier

Vandersteen Audio OL-1


The need of a moving coil cartridge to work into the correct resistive load in order to perform optimally is well known.

The Vandersteen OL-1 has 14 possible resistance values to properly load almost any moving coil cartridge.

Even when properly loaded however, most cartridges exhibit a rising high frequency response that cannot be controlled by resistance.

To counteract this problem the OL-1 has two types of high frequency equalization, utilising output capacitance, to tailor its response at selectable frequencies.


Circuit type: dual mono class A

Dimensions: 3 x 4.25 x 6.25"

Weight: 3 pounds

Gain: 27dB

Phase: non-inverting


instruction/owners manual  English

flyer  English

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