With its superior performance, the Balance + phono stage would not be out of place in any professional studio.For maximum dynamic headroom and RIAA accuracy of less than 0.1dB, the components are fitted directly on the circuit board in custom aluminium blocks to minimise electrical and mechanical influences and reliably keep disturbances out of the amp.
A precision tool for sound engineers which performs equally well as part of a domestic high-end system. The elegantly designed Balance + has a headphone output on the front panel and a matching second chassis to house its external power supply. The addition of the Accu+ battery power supply makes the Balance + a three-chassis phono stage with an even higher performance. Fitted with a high quality volume control the Balance + can also be directly connected to a power amplifier acting as a control preamp. The Balance + phono stage reproduces the entire range of audiophile recordings unaltered.
SpecificationsAMPLIFICATION @ 1 kHz 44 dB (MM mode)63 dB (MC mode)INPUT IMPEDANCE 47 kOhm / 220 pF / MM mode510 Ohm / 220 pF / MC modeMM / MC INPUT switchable (on bottom panel)RIAA delay time: 75 μs / 318 μs / 3180 μsRIAA ACCURACY ± 0.1 dBDISTORTION 0.001% (IEC A)SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 89 dB (MM Mode)74 dB (MC Mode)CHANNEL SEPARATION > 92 dB (@ 1 kHz) / opposed channel hot-wiredMAX. OUTPUT VOLTAGE 10.5 V (@ 1 kHz)SUBSONIC FILTER 20Hz: –3 dB / OctPOWER SUPPLY ± 18 V DC (external power supply)OUTPUT CONNECTIONS Unbalanced (RCA)Balanced (XLR)POWER CONSUMPTION Max. consumption: 6.6 WattConsumption in operation: 6.6 Watt Off mode: 0.0 Watt (turned off at rear panel)TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 1.8 Kg (Preamplifier)Approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in inches) Preamp: 7.09 x 8.66 x 2.17Power Supply: 7.09 x 7.28 x 2.17DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm) Preamp: 180 x 220 x 55Power Supply: 180 x 185 x 55WARRANTY 3 years** Only if the Manufacturer's guarantee card is filled out correctly and sent back within 2 weeks to Clearaudio.