No-Compromise MM/MC Phono Preamp
Clearaudio designed its no-compromise Balanced Reference phono stage to establish a true reference status. It has taken years of tireless research and passion on the part of Clearaudio's top engineers to realize the full potential of this component. The wait has been worthwhile. The Balanced Reference is an extraordinary performer.
The Balanced Reference Phono Stage features top quality parts and construction throughout, including separate massive cases, fully symmetrical circuits in both the preamp and power supplies, and stepped attenuated regulation.
A switch on the bottom of the chassis lets you select either a moving coil or moving magnet cartridge with unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs. Outputs consist of unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR connections. Amplification at 1 kHz is adjustable from 30 - 63 dB in 3 dB steps.
Extraordinary Power Supply
An extraordinary preamp requires an extraordinary power supply. The Balanced Reference has a very quiet dual power supply with four separate voltages per channel. The power supply is housed in a completely separate chassis for maximum isolation from the delicate amplification circuitry. It is 115-volt / 230-volt switchable.