"Accurate Studio-like Honesty"
The Black Cube Statement is the entry-level model in Lehmann Audio's Black Cube series. With the usual high-grade quality of workmanship and the sophisticated circuit design, this phono preamp is hardly inferior to its larger siblings, and it's kinder on your pocketbook, too.
Whether you are a newbie to the high-end sector or a seasoned audiophile, the Black Cube Statement will impress you. Your favorite LPs will shine in detailed splendor, and new acquisitions really come into their own now.
With its excellent price-performance ratio, the Black Cube Statement fundamentally redefines the term "entry-level." The use of high-quality, long-life components from selected manufacturers is a hallmark of the Black Cube series and will bring you the captivating magic of analog reproduction.
"Rocking the Audiophile Scene"
"You can certainly tell that phono preamps are Lehmann's specialty when putting it through its paces," reports England's Hi-fi News magazine. "Instruments and vocals sounded accurate, having a 'studio-like' honesty."
"A smart black cube from Cologne has rocked the audiophile scene for some years in such a way that the name of its designer is now tantamount to great sounding phono preamplifiers made in Germany: Nobert Lehmann and his Black Cube," notes Germany's Stereo magazine.
"The Statement is a fine and flexible phono amp from a well-established quality manufacturer that offers good value," says TNT Audio.
Highest Quality Components and Construction
Burr Brown supplies Lehmann Audio with sonically outstanding gain stages. For the passive RIAA filter network, the Black Cube Statement uses high-grade, transient-resistant foil capacitors with narrow tolerances. This ensures that transients, dynamics, and sonic timbres will get straight to the listener in a genuine manner. For the bass decoupling between the linear gain stages, Lehmann uses premium MKP types. All electrolytic capacitors are low-ESR types, and all resistors are low-noise metal film versions. Lehmann only uses switches with gold-plated contacts for toggling between gain or impedance settings.
The Black Cube Statement can handle virtually any cartridge on the market, from high-output MM to MC. MC impedances are directly selectable. In addition, each channel features a slot for the solder-free plug-in of a custom impedance.
Due to its modest dimensions, the Black Cube Statement can be placed very close to the turntable, which will minimize possible losses resulting from cable lengths. Lehmann Audio is always dedicated to detail, not only with the component selection, but also during the entire manufacturing process. For example, the enclosure of the audio section is made of non-magnetic aluminum, and the cover lid is mechanically dampened.
"You can certainly tell that phono preamps are Lehmann's specialty when putting it through its paces. Instruments and vocals sounded accurate, having a 'studio-like' honesty."
- Hi-fi News magazine
"A smart black cube from Cologne has rocked the audiophile scene for some years in such a way that the name of its designer is now tantamount to great sounding phono preamplifiers 'made in Germany: Nobert Lehmann and his Black Cube."
- Stereo magazine
"The Statement is a fine and flexible phono amp from a well-established quality manufacturer that offers good value."
- TNT Audio