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Audio Research LP-1
With the enthusiasm for high quality analog music playback remaining undiminished in today’s digital world, we are pleased to introduce a new phono stage designed primarily for higher output cartridges. The LP1 will offer high value and truly great performance. The chassis is a compact 13” wide, by 8.6” deep, by 4.5” high. The front panel has the inset Audio Research logo with an engraved line completing the panel, but no handles. There are simply two switches for Power/Off and Mute/Operate. The entire chassis is silver, and the front panel is only available in Natural. The LP1 has 47dB of gain, perfect for higher output (>1.0mV) MM and MC cartridges. It is a hybrid design utilizing one 6H30 tube, special low noise JFETs, custom Audio Research designed power transformer (made in the U.S.), and multiple stages of regulation. There is no overall feedback, and it is noninverting. Inputs and outputs are single-ended. The LP1 simply sounds wonderful, with great transparency and a lovely tonal balance. Typically Audio Research, the LP1 has dynamic life, passing gobs of information and sorting out the most complex musical passage. Airy on top, resolute on the bottom, the LP1 is fun to listen to and distances itself from the competition. Put it in any system at hand and have a great time with some vinyl.
Audio Research PH-8
Tube phono preamplifier with remote control. Vacuum-fluorescent display with eight selectable brightness levels. When the display is turned off, nine small pixels remains dimly lit to remind one that the unit remains powered-up. Buttons for Loading, Stereo/Mono, Muting, and Power. Remote control access of the above functions plus a tube hour meter. One set of single-ended inputs and one set of single ended outputs. Detachable 15A IEC cord. Circuit board material is the same as in the Reference products.
Clearaudio Basic Plus
The Basic Plus phonostage offers both MM and MC capabilities, with enough gain to drive the lowest output cartridges. It is a very simple unit to operate with a single button switching between MM and MC functionality. Another nice feature is it dedicated power transformer, which resides outside the actual phonostage to keep the audio circuit as quiet as possible. Clearaudio's Accu Plus battery power supply may be added at any time, allowing the Basic Plus to run on pure DC power for even greater performance. The layout of the circuitry is optimised for high channel separation, complementing Clearaudio phono cartridges. All of our phono preamplifiers use the Clearaudio non-magnetic MPC RCA jacks.
Retail $1000 Free UPS ground to the lower 48!
The Rega Fono is a high quality discrete component phono preamplifier. Two types are available for use with either MM or MC cartridges. The Fono simply connects to the line input on theamplifier, and the tonearm leads to the input socket on the Fono back panel. Large Photo.
Rega Fono Mini A2D
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 USB interface also offers the ability to simply transfer vinyl to PC .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.To transfer vinyl to your PC You will need to install a digital audio editor. Such software is widely available as a free download (such as Audacity) from the internet. This is a simple interface which allows monitoring of volume and balance whilst transferring your audio to your PC hard drive.
Retail $175 Free UPS ground