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Balanced Reference

  • Model: Clearaudio Balanced Reference 230V
  • Shipping Weight: 7kg

We designed our Balanced Reference Phonostage to establish a true reference status.
Clearaudio's passion for excellence has kept us going through years of tireless research to realise the full potential of this outstanding component.
The totally separated and massively engineered cases contain the fully symmetrically designed circuit layouts and power supplies. For this flagship product no compromise is made, we use the very best parts currently available, highlighted by stepped attenuated regulation; designed to drive a power amplifier directly in 3dB steps.

You deserve the best, a true Balanced Reference Phonostage:
Clearaudio non-magnetic MPC RCA-plugs for unbalanced inputs and outputs
NEUTRIK-XLR connectors for balanced inputs and outputs
5-pole BINDER-connectors for balanced inputs
Adjustable capacitive and impedance loading for perfect cartridge matching
Pure silver German made 'glimmer-caps'
Non-magnetic resistors by Vishay and Dale manufactured to Clearaudio specification

Throughout the conception, development and production of this project we kept reminding ourselves that nothing must be compromised in a true reference standard product.
Second best will not do.

Power supply: Dual-power supply with four separate voltages per channel
115/230 V switchable
Signal to noise ratio: 95 dB(A) at G = 40 dB; 75 dB(A) at G = 60 dB
Gain (@ 1 kHz): Adjustable from 30 - 63 dB in 3 dB steps
Max. output voltage: 11 Vrms
Distortion: < 0.001 %
Input impedance: Variable up to 100 kOhm
Output impedance: 50 Ohm
Equalisation: RIAA maximum deviation: 0.05 dB
Frequency response: 10 Hz - 100 kHz - 0.1 dB
Inputs: Power supply input: 9-pole SUB-D
Unbalanced RCA
Balanced XLR or 5-pole "Binder" connection
Outputs: Unbalanced RCA
Balanced XLR
Signal to noise ratio: > 80 dB (MC)
Weight: Approx. 3.6 kg (phonostage)
Approx. 3.4 kg (power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H in inches): Approx. 15 x 8.7 x 2.3 (phonostage)
Approx. 2.7 x 8.7 x 10.6 (power supply)

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