Extraudio PH-1 Opcional PCB Phono Preamp MM, Pure Class A, Compacted and very efficient.
Playing or restoring the RIAA curve recorded on a vinyl record is an art.
Few can enjoy as it was recorded and restore that analogue sound with its deep grave, nuances and micro details, penetrating and velvety voices, which are in the analogue imprint of the grooves of the vinyl disc. That was our need when we started to design the PH1, how to extract the analogue sound in uppercase that is only inside the vinyl disk? And the answer is our previous choice of Phono PH1.
In this small optional phono preamplifier PH1 we have achieved it again following our mantra “less is more”. This is the proof that in the High-End Audio the pieces that make up a product do not have to be giant or contain esoteric components to achieve and enjoy an analog sound, broad, spatial, natural, honest and sincere.
The secret is not in the one, but in the how. This in the alchemy of Extraudio, put at the service of the product the technology always focused on the release of sound, not on creating expensive and large products, or as vulgarly is said to kill flies with cannon fire.
The German designer Dieter Rams said, “less is more, but with better execution” another mantra in Extraudio.
Not always “small means less or simple means simple …”, it is in this miniaturized preamplifier where it is shown that the important thing is not the electronic theory or the perfection of mathematics, but worry about letting pass as quickly as possible. within a circuit the sound, using the smallest components of the world to shorten the passage of the audio signal, taking advantage of the best of SMD technology to get an advantage and not a cost reduction, if not facilitating the shortest path and easy to get the magic of the sound of the vinyls to flow again in our senses.
The restitution of the RIAA equalization is not an easy task; exact times, tolerances to the limit, concrete frequencies and here if mathematical calculations enter, but the Extraudio approach is different and therefore the result is also different and satisfactory.
The PH1 is the most discrete option that we have created but at the same time with a giant sound. We have faced Phono’s previous major current market and the feeling is always the same, the PH1 wins because there is only one truth “the important thing is not electronics, the important thing is to put the demanding user audiophile at the center of the creative process to achieve excellence leaving aside what or what technology to use “.
In Extraudio we only worry about releasing the sound so that the audiophile can enjoy again and get that romanticism by reusing their vinyl records with this little piece of electronic art and rediscover their recordings again, because let’s not forget that the Audiophile Hobby it is to achieve the representation and the real restitution of the direct sound in our listening room.
Enjoy the music.
Phono Preamp MM
Phono input impedance: 47K ohms
Maximum Input Phono: 90mV
Phono Sensitivity: 2.5mV
Signal To Noise Ratio: 90dB below 10mV input
Gain Phono to Main Output: 52dB