Price from 1st of July 2022: €3,295.00
Current price: €2,995.00 - Save €300 until 1st of July 2022!
For delivery in November 2022, we are building 99 PPA-1 phono preamplifiers. These are all limited edition units with an extended and transferable 10 year warranty, and a special 1 of 99 engraving. If you preorder before July 1st, there is even a 300 EUR saving!
Expected delivery: November 2022.
Transforming tiny vinyl grooves into a huge musical experience as the PPA-1 does, requires a sophisticated attention to detail. We did our utmost to bring forward such attention, drawing from all of our experience designing circuits, but we also consulted some of the brightest minds within analog design outside of our company to achieve this absolutely magnificent phono stage. It features a hybrid of discrete and IC based amplifier circuits, including a newly developed discrete push pull FET based balanced output stage.
For delivery in November 2022, we are building 99 PPA-1 phono preamplifiers. These are all limited edition units with an extended and transferable 10 year warranty, and a special One of 99 Originals engraving. If you preorder before July 1st, there is even a 300 euro saving!
Consuming and amplifying the natural resource of an MC cartridge, the current, offers not only the automatically best load for each model of cartridge, but also ensures noise level and oscillation are at an absolute minimum.
Load of the MM input is 47kOhm and the capacitive load can be adjusted between 100pf and 790pf via the knob at the front or the remote control.
Standard gain for MM inputs is 46dB and MC it is between 61-66dB, depending on cartridge impedance. A further gain control of a healthy +15dB is available for those low output cartridges that never seem to follow any reasonable output standards.
The PPA-1 features two fully configurable inputs, with all settings automatically saved for each input. You can connect two of your favorite turntables, or a turntable with two arms, without having to compromise your selection of cartridge type or readjust settings every time you change from one to another.
Enjoy the intimacy of the vinyl grooves directly in a pair of quality headphones via the front mounted 6.3mm jack. A separate discreetly built headphone amplifier with analog volume control will ensure top notch performance, while the line level outputs automatically deactivate.
Be one of the first 99 original owners of the PPA-1 by preordering now. You will get a special edition with the following perks:
|Output Line Level||Unbalanced: 2.2V (0dB), Balanced: 4.4V (0dB)|
|Gain||MM: 46dB, MC: 61-66dB (depending on cartridge impedance)|
|Gain adjust||0dB, +3dB, +6dB, +9dB, +12dB, 15dB|
|Input impedance||MM: 47Kohm, MC: N/A|
|Input capacitance (MM)||100pf, 220pf, 320pf, 470pf, 570pf, 790pf|
|THD + N||0.008%|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||83dB|
|Trigger||12V in and out|
|Unbalanced analogue inputs, MM or MC||2 pairs of gold-plated RCA stereo|
|Unbalanced analogue output||1 pair of gold-plated RCA stereo|
|Balanced analogue output||1 pair gold-plated XLR Neutrik|
|Unbalanced headphone output||1 pc 6,3mm jack (with volume control)|
|Trigger, 12 V - in||1 pc mini jack|
|Trigger, 12 V - out||1 pc mini jack|
|Communication||1 pc mini jack|
Size and Weight
|Power Requirements||115 VAC/230 VAC, 50 Hz/60 Hz, <60W max|
|Power consumption stdb/idle/max||< 1W/30W/<60W|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||325 x 105 x 420 mm / 12.8 x 4.1 x 16.5"|
|Weight||10 kg / 22 lb|
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