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SOUNDSMITH - MCP-2 MC Phono Preamp

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SOUNDSMITH - MCP-2 MC Phono Preamp

Phono Preamps

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Soundsmith MCP2 MC Phono Preamp

Get Unprecedented Adjustability with the Soundsmith MCP2 MC Phonostage

Fine Tune the Loading By Ear to Get the Perfect Sonic Match to Your System and Listening Preferences

Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith is an exceptional engineer of analog products. His cartridges are renowned the world over. But it wasn't until we got our hands on this incredible moving coil phono preamplifier, the MCP2, that we all fell in love with his electronics. Simply one of the most unassuming and best-sounding MC phono preamps under a grand anywhere.

"The MCP2 is a bargain at the price, and is a better match to many moving-coil cartridges than the more common FET-based units. It might be anathema to many in the high-end, but this diminutive little phono stage wipes the floor with many moving-coil/tubed phono stage combinations."
– Phillip Holmes, Dagogo

The Soundsmith continuously variable loading knob allows you to fine-tune the cartridge loading by ear. Allowing you to dial it in perfectly to match your cartridge to your system. Just turn the knob until the image pops into focus and the sound is just "right." Like we said, it's genius!

The Soundsmith MCP2 is a revolutionary designs for its price. Each handmade preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions and an extremely accurate RIAA equalization response. Built-in high quality, fully shielded step-up transformers assure noise free and ultra-low distortion to allow unfettered enjoyment from your treasured vinyl collection. And it comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, as well.

Now available from Soundsmith Designer Peter Ledermann's DirectGrace Records, Recordings to Rescue Children: Elio Villafranca's Flower By the Dry River.

Type: Moving coil
Input Load: 10 Ohms to 5K Continuously Variable R; 330pF Capacitive load
Gain: 62dB
Noise (unweighted, from 0dBm (.775v): -75dB down

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