Fully Balanced Dual-Mono TEAC PE-505 MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Delivers Exceptional Purity and Detail: Includes XLR Inputs and Outputs, Subsonic Filter, and Mono Function
Fully balanced from the head amplifier to the equalizing amplifier sections to the buffer section on the final output stage, the dual-mono TEAC PE-505 MM/MC phono preamplifier maintains the kind of signal purity essential to hearing reference-grade analog playback. Complete with fully differential inputs and outputs, a differential output equalizing circuit that absorbs errors on the balanced output, and a high-precision RIAA circuit, the component contains everything required from an audiophile phonostage. A subsonic filter, mono function, switchable gain, pair of XLR inputs for MC use, pair of XLR outputs, and a VU meter that displays subsonic signals cover practically all needs.
Ditto the switchable load capacity for MM cartridges and switchable load resistance for MC types. Seven MC impedance settings and four MM capacity options extend your flexibility. In addition, the load-resistance measuring function allows you to select an appropriate load-resistance by pressing the "Measure" key on the front panel to show the total load-resistance value, including cable resistance on the gauge. Individual EQ curves for mono vinyl and those with EQ from Decca and Columbia also come standard.
Anchored by three-pin pin-point feet, the metal-encased PE-505 looks as good as it sounds. As to the latter: Consider its 106dB MM signal-to-noise ratio (86dB for MC) as a starting point. You'll enjoy rich, extended bass, dynamic slam, smooth highs, and tremendous clarity. In addition, TEAC ensured PE-505 remains on the level for foreseeable future by including a USB input for any firmware updates. Add to such convenience that any adjustments can be made on the front panel (no DIP switches here), and PE-505 steps to the front of its class. 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Fully Balanced Circuit Design
From the head amplifier to the equalizing amplifier sections to the buffer amplifier section on the final output stage, PE-505 employs a fully-balanced circuit design throughout all stages that amplifies, equalizes, and maintains signal purity of even the most extremely faint audio signals picked up by a cartridge. Even unbalanced signal on the conventional RCA input is converted to the differential processing mode right after the input terminals.
Absorbing errors on the balanced output, the differential output equalizing circuit delivers a more accurate audio signal. The differential output circuit that cross-multiplied the hot and cold outputs each other. As the result, both signals are equalized for a pure and natural audio signal delivery.
High-Precision RIAA Circuit
A new NF-type equalizing amplifier achieves less than ±0.05dB of RIAA deviation.
High Signal-to-Noise Ratio
PE-505 achieves 106dB on the RCA input, and 86dB on the XLR input, while the residual noise voltage reaches 10μV on the MM and 85μV on the MC.
High-Precision OLD EQ Curves
As well as the modern RIAA curve, individual curves on monaural records from Decca and Columbia issued before the RIAA curve was defined in 1955 are also supported.
Versatile Settings and Unique Measuring Functions
PE-505 equips switchable load-capacity for MM cartridges and switchable load-resistance for MC cartridges. Furthermore, the load-resistance measuring function allows users to select an appropriate load-resistance by pressing the MEASURE key on the front panel to show the total load-resistance value including cable resistance on the gauge. Also, the Subsonic function shows subsonic signals less than 6Hz on the gauge, while the subsonic filter (17Hz, -24dB/octave) cuts unnecessary low frequency out of the hearing range.
DEMAG function to refresh the cartridges
With the quick demagnetize function, both magnetized iron cores of MC cartridges and the step-up transformer are demagnetized by playing back a vinyl record for as short as 30 seconds with the DEMAG position.