Many things that made the Black Cube phono stages famous the world over are now offered by the Black Cube Statement in a new, attractive package at an even more affordable price. This is true for the parts quality as well as for the highly rated audio performance. The original Black Cube phono preamplifier redefined the phono stage market when introduced in 1995 and saw many imitations. Since then Black Cube phono stages have always reached cult status. Numerous awards and countless positive reviews on all five continents clearly underline the success.
The Lehmann Audio Black Cube Statement phono stage is compatible with practically all available cartridges on the market from High Output MM to low output MC cartridges. Apart from the standard switch settings there is one onboard slot that can be fitted with a custom impedance to supply perfect termination even for the most exotic cartridges. Customization possibilities are practically infinite. No more need for expensive impedance plugs! The entirely passive RIAA equalization network of the Black Cube Statement is realized with high precision foil capacitors. Bass coupling between the two linear gain stages is even realized with an MKP type. All resistors are of the low noise metal film variety. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connects.
Because of the small outer dimensions the Black Cube Statement can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable lengths. The external AC power supply keeps magnetic interference away from the audio section.
Lehmann Audio has always paid special attention to details: the case of the audio section is made of nonmagnetic materials and is even equipped with a top cover equipped with a special anti-resonance treatment.
Signal to noise: 78dB/57dB MM/MC
Input capacitance: 100pF
Input impedance: Selectable via DIP switches underneath the unit
One slot for custom impedance
Output impedance: <100 Ohm
Channel separation: >80dB
Channel balace: typ. 0.5dB
Power consumption: <2W (external AC power supply)
Dimensions (WDH): 4" x 4.25" x 1.8"
Audio section: 0.5 lbs.
Power supply: 0.66 lbs