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Cambridge Audio MM & MC Duo Phono Pre-Amplifier with Headphone Amp

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Cambridge Audio MM & MC DuoPhono Pre-Amplifier with Headphone Amp 

Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Squeeze every inch of detail from your record collection with our highest quality moving magnet and moving coil phono stage, with integrated headphone amp; the Duo Phono Preamplifier.

The Technical Run-down:

Whether you’re dusting off your record collection or embracing analogue through the vinyl revival, there’s a unique experience to be had from the moment you drop the needle on your favourite album. To preserve the unique warmth of the vinyl sound, the Duo phono preamplifier has been carefully designed with a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface mounted circuit board layout to reduce unwanted noise.

It’s those short signal pathways like those in the Cambridge Audio's Duo that usually best serve the attention to detail that delicate electro-acoustic signals from a cartridge’s stylus need to sound their best. Cambridge has also paid attention to the little things in terms of the Duo’s running and performance. A subsonic filter is there to help eliminate low-frequency rumbles, while its auto power-down after 20 minutes of inactivity, and 0.5W power requirement when on standby, keeps power consumption to a reasonable minimum.

Every LP you send through this preamp sounds velvety smooth. There’s a complimentary warmth to the sound that works wonders with your vinyl library. Its presentation is spacious but cohesive, offering three-dimensionality while hanging its image front and centre. Healthy dynamics help the music drive rhythmically, supporting the Duo’s confident timing with beats of varying intensity. Thanks to a capable sound and fantastic build, this machine delivers the goods…and then some. Few other options out there can match this kind of listening experience, which to put it mildly, is pretty amazing.

Rarely does Cambridge fire too wide of the mark, but the Duo hits right at the centre of the target. It's a well-specified, full-bodied, dynamic performer. You really can’t go wrong. Indeed, there’s a great deal of transparency and fidelity to this sound – revealing a rich and rewarding listening experience you won't be able to tear myself away from.

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION

10W

CARTRIDGE SUPPORT

Moving Magnet | Moving Coil

GAIN @ 1KHZ

MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB

NOMINAL OUTPUT

300mV

SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT

MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV

EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE (A-WEIGHTED)

MM: ~0.09uV | MC: ~0.08uV

RIAA CURVE ACCURACY

+/- 0.3dB 30Hz-50Hz

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO GROUNDED INPUTS REF. 1V OUTPUT (20HZ-20KHZ BW)

MM: >90dB | MC: >70dB

THD+N 1KHZ (20-20KHZ BW)

MM: <0.0025% | MC: <0.20%

INPUT IMPEDANCE

MM: 47k Ohms | MC: 100 Ohms

INPUT CAPACITANCE

100pF

OVERLOAD MARGIN

>30dB

CROSSTALK @ 10KHZ

MM: >85dB | MC: 75dB

DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)

48 x 215 x 159 mm (1.9 x 8.5 x 6.2")

WEIGHT

0.95kg (2.1lbs)




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