An Easy Path Toward Analog Enjoyment: SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1 Mini/Phono Pairs a Non-Destructive Noise-Removal Device with an Audiophile-Grade MM/MC Phono Preamplifier
Put yourself on solid footing for endless hours of analog enjoyment with the SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1 Mini/Phono. An all-in-one non-destructive noise-removal device and MM/MC phono preamplifier, it plays any LP without clicks and pops all the while giving you an audiophile-grade bridge for your turntable. Complete with a wide range of gain and input loading settings, a built-in rumble filter, and razor-flat RIAA equalization, SC-1 Mini/Phono is a vinyl lover's dream come true – particularly for those of us with worn LPs we thought might be unplayable.
Featuring upgraded algorithms and software, SC-1 Mini/Phono comes with 24-bit/192kHz AKM AD/DA converters, an LCD front-panel display, USB-A and Ethernet ports, and gold-plated RCA interconnects for superb flexibility. The six-pound SC-1 Mini/Phono's "non-destructive" character means no sonic signature added or subtracted during the noise-removal process. How? The unit's sophisticated 2.0 algorithm detects, isolates, and removes only the unwanted noise, and leave the original musical signal completely unscathed. For analog purists who don't want a device in your signal path, SC-1 Mini/Phono includes an audiophile-grade analog bypass that leaves no fingerprints.
Plus, SC-1 Mini/Phono couldn't be any easier to operate. It has four modes, described in detail below. Rear-panel push-buttons select phono or line-In inputs and MM or MC cartridges. All basic functions can be accessed via push buttons on the front panel. You can also connect SC-1 Mini/Phono to Ethernet, and your phone or tablet becomes the controller for click-and-pop removal and analog bypass. You will never believe what SC-1 Mini/Phono can do until you try one in your home. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee gives you complete security.
Four Modes for the Results You Want
- Full Bypass: Allows complete purity to the original signal from the phono preamplifier. No circuitry in the signal path.
- Remove Ticks and Pops – Does exactly what it says. Removes all the surface noise from your vinyl pressing.
- Play LP As-Is – Again, self-explanatory. You will hear the pressing played with all surface noise intact.
- Just Play Ticks and Pops – This mode is really special. All you will hear is what is being removed from playback. All the surface noise, with none of the music being harmed.
"Although initially skeptical of SweetVinyl's SugarCube SC-1, extended use convinced me that it's actually a very well-designed product that really does work. ...[It] magically restores badly scratched record surfaces to being listenable once more."
– Nick Tate, Hi-Fi News, Highly Commended review
Line-Out Level: Line-In level
THD+N: 0.0025% (A-weighted)
Frequency Response: 15Hz to 60kHz
DC in: 5 volts, center-pin positive
Average Power Dissipation: 9 watts
MM: 36/40/46 dB
MC: 54/60/66 dB
MM Loading: 180 or 360 pF
Signal/Noise Ratio: >80 dB A-weighted
Impedance: MM: 47k Ohms; MC: 20 to 5k Ohms
Frequency Response: 15 Hz to 60 kHz
RIAA/IEC: ±0.5 dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Rumble Filter: -3 dB at 12 Hz
2x Phono-In RCA (Left–Right 2x Line-In Level RCA (Left–Right)
2x Line-Out Level RCA (Left–Right)
4x USB type ‘A’ connector
1x Ethernet: Gigabit
Dimensions (WHD): 8" x 8" x 3.5"
Weight: 6 lbs.