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Alva Solo - Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

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Alva Solo - Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

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Alva Solo
Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

VINYL AS IT’S SUPPOSED TO SOUND:
Whether you’re dusting off your record collection or embracing analogue through the vinyl revival, there’s a unique experience to be had from the moment you drop the needle on your favourite album. To preserve the unique warmth of the vinyl sound, the Solo phono preamplifier has been carefully designed with a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface mounted circuit board layout to reduce unwanted noise.

WHY CHOOSE A DEDICATED PHONO STAGE?
Due to the low-level signals created by a turntable, not all hi-fi amplifiers will let you connect directly to a record player. The phono preamplifier boosts this signal to something a power amplifier can work with. The challenge at this stage though is that noise can easily be added.
This is why we’ve designed the Solo around exceptional components that deliver the warm and detailed sound that’s synonymous with vinyl, all without distorting the signal from your moving magnet cartridge. The switch mode power supply improves performance by switching outside of audible frequency to drastically reduce hum and new circuit board layout uses surface-mount components to reduce noise.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL
If some records in your collection are a little worse for wear, the subsonic filter will help to eliminate low-frequency rumbles that can be caused by imperfections within your vinyl. Combine this with the balance control for handling potential cartridge imbalances in your record player (that can cause a difference between the left and right channels) and the result is a detailed experience with accurate soundstage.

ECO-FRIENDLY
The Solo phono preamplifier is green at heart with less than half a watt standby power consumption and auto power down feature if the unit isn’t used after a 20 minute period. This, in turn, gives the unit the same worldwide voltage for compatibility wherever you are in the world.

Reviews:
Enjoy every last detail from your vinyl collection with our highest quality moving magnet phono stage, the Solo Phono Preamplifier.
"A finely honed phono pre-amp. Highly recommended."
- STEREO, July 2018

Tech Specs:
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
10W
GAIN @ 1KHZ
39dB
NOMINAL OUTPUT
300mV
SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT
3.35mV
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE (A-WEIGHTED)
~0.09uV
RIAA CURVE ACCURACY
+/- 0.65dB 30Hz-20kHz
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO GROUNDED INPUTS REF. 1V OUTPUT (20HZ-20KHZ BW)
>90dB
THD+N 1KHZ (20-20KHZ BW)
<0.0025%
INPUT IMPEDANCE
47k Ohm
INPUT CAPACITANCE
100pF
OVERLOAD MARGIN
>30dB
CROSSTALK @10KHZ
>85dB
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D)
48x176x132 (1.9x6.9x5.2”)
WEIGHT
0.68kg/1.5lbs

Phonostage: MM phonostage - Black or Silver
Input impedance, MM: 470k 220pF
Gain, MM: 39dB
Gain, MC: 60dB
Output Voltage, MM: 300mV (at input 3,35mV)
Noise floor, MM: >85dB (using Audio Precision RIAA-1 with grounded inputs)
THD, MM: 20Hz - 20kHz <0.009%
RIAA curve accuracy: < +/-0.65dB 25Hz-20kHz
Dimensions (mm): 46 x 215 x 133mm (1.8 x 8.5 x 5.2'')
Weight: 0.8Kg (1.8lbs)
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