Clearaudio Balance+ MM/MC phono stage w/ volume cont, headphone amp, XLR & RCA

CL 43 PS BALANCE
NZ$ 3,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Clearaudio

"Take the best and make it better, only then is it just good enough." Peter Suchy

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"BREATHTAKING POWER AND PASSION, WITHOUT THE NEED TO TURN THE VOLUME PARTICULARLY HIGH" ..... HIFI WORLD

The Balanace Plus offers True symmetrical layout, balanced (XLR) and single ended (RCA) outputs, and superb channel separation are special features of the Balanced Plus phono stage.

With its superior performance, the Balance + phonostage would not be out of place in any professional studio.

For maximum dynamic headroom and RIAA accuracy of less than 0.1dB, the components are fitted directly on the circuit board in custom aluminium blocks to minimise electrical and mechanical influences and reliably keep disturbances out of the amp.

A precision tool for sound engineers which performs equally well as part of a domestic high-end system. The elegantly designed Balance + has a headphone output on the front panel and a matching second chassis to house its external power supply. The addition of the Accu+ battery power supply makes the Balance + a three-chassis phonostage with an even higher performance. Fitted with a high quality volume control the Balance + can also be directly connected to a power amplifier acting as a control preamp. The Balance + phonostage reproduces the entire range of audiophile recordings unaltered.

Specifications

Specifications

AMPLIFICATION @ 1 KHZ 44 dB (MM mode) / 63 dB (MC mode)
INPUT IMPEDANCE 47 kOhm / 220 pF / MM mode - 510 Ohm / 220 pF / MC mode
MM / MC INPUT switchable (on bottom panel)
RIAA delay time: 75 μs / 318 μs / 3180 μs
RIAA ACCURACY ± 0.1 dB
DISTORTION 0.001% (IEC A)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 89 dB (MM Mode) / 74 dB (MC Mode)
CHANNEL SEPARATION > 92 dB (@ 1 kHz) / opposed channel hot-wired
MAX. OUTPUT VOLTAGE 10.5 V (@ 1 kHz)
SUBSONIC FILTER 20 Hz: –3 dB / Oct
POWER SUPPLY ± 18 V DC (external power supply)
OUTPUT CONNECTIONS Unbalanced (RCA) / Balanced (XLR)
POWER CONSUMPTION Max. consumption: 6.6 Watt / Consumption in operation: 6.6 Watt / Off mode: 0.0 Watt (turned off at rear panel)
TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 1.8 Kg (Preamplifier) / Approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in inches) Preamp: 7.09 x 8.66 x 2.17 / Power Supply: 7.09 x 7.28 x 2.17
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in mm) Preamp: 180 x 220 x 55 / Power Supply: 180 x 185 x 55