CLEARAUDIO ABSOLUTE PHONO INSIDE
"Best Sound (money-no-object): …RMAF 2018…On every LP I played…this was the best demo of the show—and not by a little bit.” - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound USA
“Oh yes, this is really vinyl heaven …a previously unheard-of musical vigor” - Cai Brockman, Fidelity Germany
"The Clearaudio Absolute Phono Inside...proves that small is beautiful when it comes to revealing sonic character and musicianship." - Jason Kennedy, HiFi + UK
Clearaudio's Absolute Phono Inside is our state-of-the art MC only phono stage using cutting edge technology and a low-resonance mechanical construction, similar to our top turntables. The innovative circuit design includes a current amplification first gain stage built into a solid aluminum billet chassis sandwich with Panzerholz core.
Both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs are provided for connection to any tonearm on the market. These feed the fully balanced current amplification first gain stage, avoiding any need to set cartridge loading and thereby ensuring a synergistic match with any moving coil cartridge.
This amplified signal travels along a signal path free of the usual relays and coupling capacitors for a purer and more accurate sound. The signal passes to the specially designed RIAA eq and then fed to both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs, each with its own output driver to ensure the utmost fidelity. The signal to noise ratio is improved by approximately ten decibels across the entire audio spectrum.
The Absolute Phono Inside is built without compromise, incorporating an anti-resonance sandwich construction machined from solid blocks of aluminum and Panzerholz wood. The sophisticated power supply, located in a separate chassis, keeps interference to a minimum. Hand-selected state-of-the-art nonmagnetic silver Clearaudio Glimmer capacitors positioned at key junctures of the circuit further ensure excellent clarity and purity of sound. A single multi-function switch for 'On', 'Off' and 'Mute' modes ensures a sleek finish.
|Power supply||Switching power supply Input: 50 – 60 Hz / 100 - 265 V AC|
|Signal to noise ratio||90 dB (A-weighted)|
|Channel Separation||100 dB|
|THD||< 0,001 %|
|Gain (@1khz)||60 dB|
|RIAA||RIAA standard, deviation less than 0.1 dB|
|Output impedance||64 Ohm (balanced XLR) 32 Ohm (unbalanced RCA)|
|Power consumption||Consumption in operation: 3.2 Watt - Off mode: 0.0 Watt|
|Total weight||approx. 3.25 kg (Preamplifier) - approx. 3.20 kg (Power supply)|
|Dimensions||Phonostage: approx. 9.45 x 6.30 x 2.56 - Power Supply: approx. 9.45 x 6.30 x 2.56|
|Absolute Phono V2 Manual|