The PhonoBlock is the phono preamp I designed for my home system. Its design was a self indulgence. I built it to please me. There was no consideration to accommodate any market influences. That mind-set gave me the absolute freedom to build an uncompromised and, in my opinion, the best phono preamp. DESIGN PHILOSOPHY: Another path to the same destination. Almost always, upscale designs are laden with features. More features are touted to represent advancement, product differentiation AND a rationale for the upscale price. The PhonoBlocks do not play that game. Their elevated performance is achieved by NOT cluttering the signal path with deleterious features. Complexity is not the path to purity. Elegant refinement is.
|PhonoBlock||Cartridge Loading 50 Ohms 100 Ohms 200 Ohms 475 Ohms 1k Ohms 10k Ohms 47k Ohms blank card, can be configured for 1 to 47k Ohms plus capacitance|
|Gain settings 45 dB 50 dB 55 dB 60 dB blank card, can be configured for 40 to 70 dB|
|SIZE: 17” wide 17” deep 3.25” high|
|SHIPPING BOX: 24” wide 24” deep 11” high|
|WEIGHT: Net 21 lbs each Shipping 26 lbs each|
|POWER REQUIREMENTS: 110 – 120 VAC, 10 watts, each or 220 – 240 VAC, 10 watts, each