Great Sounding, Affordable MM Phono Stage
Analog is alive and well, and we offer as tangible proof the 551P moving magnet phono stage from Cambridge Audio. It extends the functionality of Cambridge Audio's critically acclaimed Azur stereo integrated amplifiers and AV receivers. But it will bring out the best in any quality integrated amp or receiver while making your vinyl recordings really come alive.
A new chassis distinguishes the 551P from Cambridge Audio's critically acclaimed 540P moving magnet phono stage. Inside, the 551P distinguishes itself by employing WIMA capacitors that are well known among audiophiles for their superior sound quality.
Listening to familiar tracks will instantly reveal voices with a greater sense of clarity with more subtleties. Highs are as detailed as they were before, but with a lightness of touch and elegance reminiscent of far more expensive phono stages.
Discrete Transistor Design
The 551P is a high quality Moving Magnet design featuring single-ended 'Class A' gain stages and discrete transistors for the all-important input stages instead of the more common integrated circuits. This gives less crosstalk and interference across the signal path. The 551P employs an audiophile passive RIAA equalization system for best sound quality.
Acoustically damped full metal chassis with thick brushed aluminum front panel contributes to the performance and visual appeal. An external power supply comes standard.