Superb Sounding Plug-in Phono Stage
Creek Audio has always been a fan of vinyl. If you're interested in enjoying this high-quality source of high quality music and own a Creek Evolution or legacy Creek integrated amp, this phono module is for you.* The Evolution phono module is installed inside the amp in place of the Auxiliary Line input.
Choose Moving Magnet or Moving Coil Designs
The Creek Evolution amplifier is supplied with a bridging link inside that connects the input jacks through to the preamp in the same way as its other line level inputs. However, when the link is removed, a Moving Magnet or Moving Coil preamp module can be plugged-in, allowing the first input (Disc) to be used to amplify a signal from a turntable.
The circuitry cannot be switched for MM or MC, so the correct module must be chosen to match your cartridge. The Evolution ampís display will automatically show 'Disc,' when the amp is fitted with the plug-in module and selected for that input.
The discrete circuitry used on the phono stage module is similar to that used in the stand-alone phono preamps OBH-15 and OBH-18.
Four Versions to Choose From
There are four versions of the Creek phono module.
The Standard Moving Coil board is suitable for medium output cartridges in the range of 0.5 mV - 1 mV output.
The Special Edition Moving Coil board is suitable for low output MC cartridges in the range of 0.1 mV - 0.25mV output.
The Standard Moving Magnet board is suitable for medium to high output MM cartridges in the range of 3.5 mV - 5 mV output.
The Special Edition Moving Magnet board is suitable for high output MC or low output MM cartridges in the range of 0.9mV -2 mV output.
*The phono stage module is compatible with the following Creek Audio components: Creek Evolution integrated amp; Classic 5350SE integrated amp; 5350SE, 5350R and 5350 integrated amps; A50iR and A50i integrated amps; 4330 and 4330SE integrated amps; 4240 and 4240SE integrated amps; P43 and P42 preamps