In the full configuration the 100 phono preamplifier has two symmetrical phono ports (XLR 3pol. female), which are available as MC and/or MM versions. This makes it possible to attach record players with two pickup systems or to attach two record players simultaneously with different pickup systems (MM/MC). The 100 phono preamplifier automatically detects the MC or MM module and is thus very simple to operate.
Since the input resistance of an MC cartridge is adjustable, it is possible to discover the optimal impedance level for every pickup system. This is also true of the adjustability of the input capacity of an MM pickup system. The input impedance circuitry makes use of relays. By taking the shortest possible signal paths it is possible to reduce interference couplings to an absolute minimum. In order to attain an optimal adjustment of levels and volume, a range of six settings for selecting the input sensitivity of each module is available.
The DC-coupled signal path omits coupling capacitors, since they can cause interference, and this leads to very precise bass reproduction. There is no phase shift in the audible part of the range. The optional A/D converter module with its USB and S/PDIF output ports enables the new 100 phono preamplifier to produce digital versions of analog vinyl recordings. In other words, you can archive your vinyl collection by burning them on CDs or adding them to your music server.
|Dimension (W x H x D)||482 x 95 x 345 (mm)|
|Input impedance MC||33Ω, 75Ω, 220Ω, 390Ω, 1kΩ, 47kΩ|
|Input capacity MM||68 pF, 120 pF, 180 pF, 220 pF, 300 pF, 400 pF|
|Inputs||1 x bal. module (MM or MC) + 1 x bal.module (optional)|
|Analog outputs||1 XLR, 1 RCA|
|Optional module||AD converter|
|Digital outputs (with ADC)||2 RCA, 2 TOSLINK, 1 USB|
|SNR MC / MM||MM: 84 dB, MC: 74 dB|
|Input amplifications||MM: 37 – 52 dB, MC: 57 – 72 dB|
|Max. input voltage at 1% THD + N||MM: 78 mV, MC: 8.5 mV|
|Automatic level adjustment of phono cartridge imbalance (AUTO ADJUST)||yes, via remote control!|
|Input capacitance selectable||yes, via remote control!|
|Input impedance selectable||yes, via remote control!|
|Input sensitivity adjustable||yes, via remote control!|