Add a Phono Stage to Your System
Creek Audio's new OBH18 phono cartridge uses a compact design and the quality workmanship you expect from Creek to deliver superb sound.
Modern amplifiers are expected to cater to so many new devices, that the phono capability has frequently been one of the features to disappear. At Creek Audio, the engineering team has always been aware of the benefits of vinyl - that's why the British-based company continues to provide a number of phono stage options.
The most recent addition to the range is the OBH-18. The function of the OBH-18 is to boost the level and correct the frequency response of a low level signal coming from a moving magnet phono pick-up on a conventional turntable. The signal required by most modern amplifiers is described as being 'Line' level, which is, in technical terms, between 200 and 500 millivolts with a flat frequency response. Unless your amplifier has a specific 'Phono' input, the level will be too low and the frequency response will be wrong. The OBH-18 is designed to boost the signal and introduce an R.I.A.A. frequency response characteristic.
The Creek utilizes a straightforward chassis design with one pair of RCA input jacks, one pair of RCA output jacks, and a ground lug on the rear. The compact chassis measures 4" wide, 6.125" deep, and 2.25" high. Outboard power supply has a 6 ft cord to the main chassis.
The OBH-18 looks the part too! Designed to complement the Creek range of amplifiers, tuners and CD players, the new OBH range features an impressive solid aluminum front panel in a silver finish. The remainder of the chassis is black.