This highly acclaimed Cambridge Audio Azur 651P phono preamplifier does it all. It can be used with both MM and MC cartridges, and has a very hand subsonic filter option (which is missing on many much higher priced phono preamps. Easily upgradable and modifiable if that’s what you please! It is very hard to beat for the money. Comes with all original packing and literature!

$145

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Azur 651P – Moving magnet and moving coil phono preamplifier

Make the most of any turntable, including the most high-end audiophile models with this Moving Magnet & Moving Coil phono preamplifier. There’s something uniquely pleasurable about listening to vinyl, something that digital media can’t reproduce in quite the same way. However most hi-fi amplifiers won’t let you plug in a turntable directly. You need to connect via a phono stage (also known as a phono preamp) to make the very small signal from the turntable powerful enough for your main amp to work with. But it’s very easy to add noise at this stage, which is why we have designed the 651P using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it or introducing noise.

Audio circuitry has been refined with multiple transistors wired in parallel ensuring the lowest possible distortion and noise. A copper shield provides further protection to this extremely sensitive part of the circuitry, limiting the noise that can be injected into the signal. This is especially important with a Moving Coil cartridge because its signal is even quieter and more delicate than Moving Magnet, so it needs even more amplification.

SPECIFICATIONS:
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION -Moving magnet (MM): 5W, Moving coil (MC): 5W
GAIN @ 1KHZ – MM: 39dB, MC: 55dB
INPUT IMPEDANCE – MM: 47 kOhm, MC: 100 Ohm
INPUT CAPACITANCE – MM: 220pF, MC: 220pF
NOMINAL OUTPUT – MM: 300mV, MC: 300mV
SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT – MM: 3.35mV, MC: 0.5mV
OVERLOAD MARGIN – MM: >30dB, MC: >30dB
THD 20HZ – 20KHZ – MM: <0.005%, MC: <0.002%
RIAA CURVE ACCURACY – MM: < +/-0.3dB 20Hz-50kHz (subsonic filter off), MC: < +/-0.3dB 20Hz-50kHz
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO (USING AUDIO PRECISION RIAA-1 WITH GROUNDED INPUTS) – MM: >86dB, MC: >72dB
CROSSTALK @ 20KHZ – MM: >83dB, MC: >69dB

 

DIMENSIONS (WXHXD) – 46 x 215 x 133mm (1.8 x 8.5 x 5.2”)
WEIGHT – 0.9Kg (2.0lbs)