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CAMBRIDGE AUDIO - Alva Solo MM Phono Preamplifier

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Fast Responsiveness, High Output, Excellent Precision, and Low-Noise Operation: High-Value Cambridge Audio Solo Moving-Magnet Phono Preamplifier Plays with Warmth and Clarity

Hear the countless sonic and emotional benefits gained from the use of a dedicated phonostage for a song with the Cambridge Audio Solo MM phono preamplifier. Able to wring the musicality, warmth, naturalism, and dynamics from vinyl LPs, the MM-only Solo features a cutting-edge switch-mode power supply for fast responsiveness, high output, excellent precision, and low-noise operation. Solo also comes with surface-mount technology for the PCB board – resulting in cost-belying accuracy, black backgrounds, and short signal paths. The steel-and-aluminum construction exudes stability and elegance. Plus, if you don't need moving-coil compatibility, Solo lets you save and have more money to spend on records. Offering clarity and sleek playback that surpass that offered by many built-in phono preamplifiers, the ultra-slim Solo makes high-end analog magic affordable and addictive. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

The Advantages of a Switch-Mode Power Supply and Surface-Mount Technology
Switch-mode power supplies and surface-mount technology allow a compact overall design with short signal paths. This guarantees a faster response, greater precision and, lower background noise levels free from the hum and noise that can badly corrupt vinyl's delicate low-level signals. By specifying switch-mode power supplies, Cambridge Audio employed smaller transformers while maintaining or improving power-output levels. Switch-mode power supplies and software control also allow for improved energy efficiency. Solo automatically switches to standby if unused for 20 minutes.

Max Power Consumption: 10W
Cartridge Support: Moving Magnet
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
SNR: >90dB
THD+N 1kHz (20-20kHz BW): <0.0025%
Input Impedance: 47k Ohms
Input Capacitance: 100pF
Overload Margin: >30dB
Crosstalk @ 10kHz: >85dB
Dimensions (HWD): 1.9" x 6.9" x 5.2"
Weight: 1.5 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 700 KB)

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