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Moving-Coil/Moving-Magnet RIAA Phono Amplifier

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The compact-sized PH53 phono preamplifier offers a wide range of settings to optimise your cartridge's performance.

It is a state of the art phono amplifier with unique balanced current injection input for a wide range of MC cartridge and the LEF amplifier technology for the output stage providing todays top level sound quality.

Also standard RCA input for unbalanced use with moving magnet or moving coil cartridges is available.

All amplifier sections run without any overall negative feedback. Thus the amplifier creates no dynamic distortions.


Input sensitivity: 1.1, 2.2, 3.5, 6.5, 6.7 and 12.5mV (RCA), varies (XLR)

Input impedance: 47K ohms switchable to 1K and 100 ohms (RCA), 10 ohms (XLR)

Equalisation filter: RIAA with Neumann time constant +-0.25dB

Input: balanced MC x 1, unbalanced RCA MM/MC x 1

Output: balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA

Dimensions: 217.5 x 257 x 57mm

Weight: 2kg


brochure  English - Terry Robinson

instruction/owners manual  English - Cobra2

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