Compatibility with Any Cartridge, User-Friendly Flexibility, Exceptionally Quiet Performance: Lehmann Black Cube SE v2 MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Also Has Passive RIAA Equalization
Sometimes, the adage "less is more" rings true in high-end audio. Not so with the Lehmann Black Cube SE v2 MM/MC phono preamplifier. An advanced version of the internationally acclaimed original, it features an oversized PWX 30VA external power supply anchored by a static-shielded torodial transformer, high-grade sockets, and robust aluminum housing. A slot for the solder-free fitting of a custom impedance resistor, 16 possible filter curves, a passive bass filter, and compatibility with virtually any cartridge speaks to its user-friendly flexibility.
Most importantly, this audiophile instrument delivers exceptionally quiet backgrounds that wring out deep-seated rhythmic, tonal, spacing, and soundstaging cues from LP grooves. Indeed, the maximum gain remains high enough for even extremely low-output MC cartridges all the while cartridge adaption remains very flexible because gain and loading can be chosen independently from each other. Finally, the entirely passive RIAA equalization network harbors high-precision foil capacitors to realize artifact-free transmission of micro-dynamics and atmospherics.
Factor in a shielded cable between the power supply and circuitry, compact dimensions that allow for a very short cable run, and our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee, and Black Cube SE v2 is the equivalent of analog black magic.
MM: 3.8 mV/1 kHz
MC: 0.38 mV/1 kHz
Gain 1 kHz:
MM: 46 dB
MC: 66 dB
Maximum input level 1 kHz:
MM: 45 mV
MC: 4.5 mV
Signal to noise ratio (RMS unweighted):
MM: 71 dB
MC: 63 dB
Gain: 36 dB, 46 dB, 56 dB, 66 dB
Channel separation: > 80 dB at 10 kHz
Input impedance: 47 kohms, 1 kohm, 100 ohms
Output impedance: 47 ohms
Input capacitance: 100 pF
Channel mismatch: typ. 0.5 dB
Bass filter: 16 settings between 7 Hz and app. 90 Hz
Power consumption: < 3 W
Audio section: 4.5" x 4.9" x 2.0"
PWX power supply: 3.7" x 9.2" x 1.8"
Audio section: 1.3 lbs.
PWX power supply: 2.2 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 1.8 MB)