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LEHMANN Audio - Black Cube SE

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Lehmann Audio Black Cube SE Phono Preamp

Great Sound and Versatility at a Very Reasonable Price

Music Direct welcomes back one of the most revered phono stages on the market today, the Lehmann Black Cube SE! With its outboard PWX power supply, user-adjustable DIP switches for gain and loading options, improved parts and additional chassis damping, the Black Cube SE belts out the music! Experience more musical resolution and detail, better bass response and a completely silent background with the Black Cube/Power Cube PWX combination.

"...get your hands on the Lehmann Audio Black Cube. I don't know of anything at or near the price, or maybe even twice the price, that sounds this good."
-- Michael Fremer, Stereophile

In our listening tests at Music Direct, we have found the Black Cube to be very fast and detailed with the ability to project an extremely realistic three-dimensional soundstage. Two PCB mounted DIP switches offer adjustable gain and loading options for almost all cartridges. Three gain levels, version 2 improves parts quality and adds chassis damping.

The Black Cube is a phono stage developed for the analog music lover. The small box can be placed near by the turntable, and a wide variety of pickup cartridges can be connected ranging from MC to high-output MM.

The passive RIAA-network of the Black Cube is placed between two linear amplifier stages - highly buffered special amplifiers by Analog Devices. This minimizes nonlinearity caused by phase errors that would occur in active filters. The use of low tolerance WIMA capacitors results in a very stable sonic impression with a fast attack response, delicate tonal balance and realistic soundstage information.

The external regulated power supply of the Black Cube can be placed up to 2m away from the audio section. The cable between power supply and audio section is shielded to keep RFI away from the near noiseless and highly stable supply voltages. This effect is enhanced by additional supply voltage filtering on the double sided audio PCB.

  • 30VA (=10x Black Cube) high current toroidal transformer with protection coil between primary and secondary coil filtering away common mode interferences. This makes the power supply a filter power supply!
  • Only top notch electronic parts.
  • Ultra fast recovery rectifying diodes
  • Advanced series voltage regulation stage
  • Double sided pcb
  • Detachable Cable with professional 4-pole XLR-connector with gold plated contacts.
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Gain at 1kHz: 36 - 66dB
S/N ration (eff.unw.): 71dB/63dB MM/MC
Input capacitance: 100pF
Input impedance: 47 kOhm, 1k Ohm, 100 Ohm switchable
underneath the unit,
  1 slot for a custom load
  1 hardwire slot
Output impedance: <100 Ohm
RIAA filter: passive equalization between to linear gain stages
Interchannel mismatch: typ. 0.5dB
Power consumption: <3W
  audio section: 4.5" x 4.25" x 1.75"
  power supply: 9.2" x 3.7" x 1.75"
  audio section: 0.9 lbs.
  power supply: 2.2 lbs.

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