Our “dream team” of the world’s finest audio engineers was thrilled with the results they heard from our Reference Series Orion and Performance Series Perseus phono preamps. They loved the incomparable clarity and detail, as well as the flexibility these preamps gave them to get the best possible sound from their favorite cartridges. They did, however, express the wish that more people could hear the results of their work. So when we talked about creating the Revelation line, we knew we should include a phono preamp. The result is Andromeda, a phono pre that distils the circuits, construction techniques and features we pioneered with Orion and Perseus into a model that is somewhat more accessible to a larger audience.
As before, our team started with an RIAA EQ circuit created by John Curl, the world’s best-known phono preamp designer. As before, we added a fully balanced output stage built with low-noise field-effect transistors (FETs). And as before, we used a dual-mono power supply in a separate chassis. The main differences are that Andromeda has fewer inputs and eliminates the EQ curve adjustments found on Orion and Perseus. It’s the ideal solution for those with simpler vinyl playback setups using only couple of tonearms or turntables.
If you are interested in this product or have questions, please call 1-714-630-4100.
Inputs: 2 stereo XLR & 2 stereo RCA
Outputs: 1 stereo XLR, 1 stereo RCA
Gain: 65 dB max (Balanced & Unbalanced)
Output noise: -96 dB re 2V output, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD+N: <0.008% 10Hz - 20kHz
Frequency response: +/-0.10db 10Hz - 20kHz
Output impedance: < 50Ω (Balanced & Unbalanced)
Load impedance: 5Ω to 1000Ω, MC inputs 10KΩ to 47KΩ (MM input) 0,100 or 200 pF, selectable (MM input)
EQ curve: RIAA
Weight: 45 lbs (preamp) 22 lbs (power supply)
Dimensions (W x H x D): Preamp: 17 x 5.25 x 15 in (whd) Power supply: 17 x 2.75 x 14.5 in (whd)