Phono Stages / Step ups




 




Leben RS-30EQ

Equipped with the CR-type equalizer based on GE(General Electric/USA) 12AT7 authorized by J.A.N.(Joint Army & Navy) standard of the US Army, and can reproduce a very high quality and clear sound without adding any NFB. To avoid compromising sound quality using the NFB type, one of the solutions we adapted to completely protect the sensitive CR type equalizer was to originally develop for RS-30EQ a high quality "Orient-Core" power transformer perfectly shielded to shut-down hum noise from the transformer perfectly. We have also selected the finest available high-end audio components to keep the deflection of the RIAA curve below +/-0.2%.
TUBE COMPLIMENT JAN 12AT7A (G.E.) X 2 6X5GT (G.E.) X 1 GAIN 23.5dB






 AcousticPlan Phonomaster 

With minimalistic circuit design best sound quality is achieved without any compromise. Only one transistor is responsible for amplification of the low MC signals. Overallfeedback, differential amplification and push-pull circuits are not used. Adjustment of the MC imput impedance to the pick-up is superfluous due to the use of a current control circuit. Tubes are only installed where they are able to develop their whole range of advantages: for prevention of natural harmonic spectrum, fusion of neutrality and liveliness as well as the exceptional dynamics. One output transistor guarantees low output impedance to drive long cables without losses.
Unregulated switching power supplies avoid any kind of humming and noise. PhonoMaster is equipped with double sided printed circuit boards for tight fixing of ceramic bases and all other components.
Shown with the optional Powermaster PSU.

MoFi UltraPhono

UltraPhono replicates the wide bandwidth transparency Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab mastering engineers demand. Tim De Paravicini, the designer responsible for the Mobile Fidelity Gain2™ Ultra Analog cutting system, assisted with the internal circuitry to ensure your analog system at home faithfully reproduces the music buried in the grooves of your LPs. UltraPhono also includes an audiophile-quality Class A headphone amplifier for intimate listening enjoyment.







Dynavector P75mk4 Front1 M

 Dynavector  P75 Mk 4

A bit more pricey than it used to be, what isn’t, but it delivers sound quality that’s fully commensurate with that asking price. What’s more it’s a great partner for any cartridge not just those from the same company as the Apheta 2 proves, especially when you set it up in PE mode which is undoubtedly it’s strongest suit.

Input impedance: 130, 60, 100, 220, 470, 47k Ohms
Input capacitance: 100, 200, 300 pF
Gain: 40, 46, 56, 60, 63dB






Cambridge Audio CP-2  MM/MC / Cambridge Audio CP-1 MM

The CP2 works with all turntables, whichever type of cartridge they use. Like the CP1 it works with popular Moving Magnet cartridges. But it also works with Moving Coil cartridges found in the highest-end audiophile turntables offering even more accuracy and detail than Moving Magnet. Even if your amplifier does have a built-in phono stage, it's well worth bypassing it using the CP2 to deliver much greater depth and detail. Audio circuitry has been refined with multiple transistors wired in parallel ensuring the lowest possible distortion and noise. A copper shield provides further protection to this extremely sensitive part of the circuitry, limiting the noise that can be injected into the signal. This is especially important with a Moving Coil cartridge because its signal is even quieter and more delicate than Moving Magnet, so it needs even more amplification. High-spec multi-parallel capacitors achieve exceptional RIAA accuracy - the industry standard for reproducing vinyl recordings. A highly accurate, subsonic filter also removes the common problem of unwanted low-frequencies that are inaudible but can damage subwoofers.



310lp
Rega Fono Mini A2D

A high quality phono pre-amplifier for use with any moving magnet cartridge. The addition of USB interface allows you to easily transfer vinyl to your PC. The Fono Mini A2D is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an audio amplifier. The new Fono Mini A2D benefits from an extruded aluminium case and very user friendly front and back panels that make this phono pre-amplifier a very easy product to use. The Fono Mini A2D amplifier offers exceptional performance and incredible value for money and promises to be a valuable addition to any hi-fi set up

Screen Shot 2015 08 04 22349 Pm 300x234 1

Auditorium A23 Hommage Step Up Transformer         
For years Auditorium 23 has offered step-up transformers for use with Denon DL 103, Ortofon, EMT and similar cartridges. Particularly for cartridges with low impedances its important to use a specialized matching transformer rather than a generic type. The A23 SUTs are available in a standard range, and also the magnificent Hommage range. Using an EMT TSD15 with the A23 Hommage SUT is nothing short of a revelation in musicality.

                                                                                A23sut

Auditorium 23 step up transformers are available in three versions, two specifically for very low impedance cartridges like the Ortofon SPU and one for higher impedance cartridges like the EMT's, Denon 103, Shelter and many others. 

Auditorium 23 transformers in combination with a suitable phono preamp are simply amazing. Active gain stages will never capture the flow, texture, drive and overall musicality of a top shelf transformer like the Auditorium 23.