Elevator EXP step-up preamplifier
The Elevator EXP step-up preamplifier preamplifies the signal from a conventional output moving coil phono cartridge to moving magnet cartridge sensitivity. The signal is then fed to a moving magnet ...
The Elevator EXP step-up preamplifier preamplifies the signal from a conventional output moving coil phono cartridge to moving magnet cartridge sensitivity. The signal is then fed to a moving magnet phono stage. Unlike a step up transformer hum cannot be induced into it, and it's far more linear making for a tighter bass response.
|Input range||0.15mV to 0.8mV|
|Output (for input range)||2mV to 10mV, suitable for a moving magnet phono stage input|
|Maximum input||378mV rms (a very large overload margin)|
|Maximum output||4.914V rms|
|Gain||22dB (13) < 10Hz to 917kHz (-3dB points)|
|Input impedance||23, 30, 100, 840, 1000, 5100 and 47000 Ohms|
|Output (driving/source) impedance||300 Ohm|
|Recommended load impedance||47k Ohms phono stage preamp input|
|Noise at output||-99dB CCIR Q-pk|
|Frequency response||< 10Hz to 917kHz (-3dB points)|
|Size (approx.)||W: 107 x H: 50 x D: 180 (mm) inc. jacks|
Enter the electronic solution - the Elevator EXP. It uses a technique from our Ultra-Linear "toolbox" which extends open-loop frequency response, something that's usually only available with tube amplification, but tubes can't do such low level signals. It's hardly surprising that it does "the tube sound", but without all the problems you get with tubes — it's an excellent addition to any tube phono preamp when you want to use a low output moving coil.
But use the Elevator EXP with one of our great moving magnet phono stages and you're in for a treat! We recommend you use it with our Reflex M, Revelation M or Era Gold V phono stages — and so do a number of reviewers.
The Elevator EXP also features 7 different preset cartridge load impedances easily selected on the front panel.