Cambridge Audio Solo (unboxing unit)

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Cambridge Audio Solo | MM Phono Preamplifier

Enjoy your record collection to the fullest with our best moving magnet phono preamp, the Solo phono preamp.


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Vinyl as it should sound

Whether you’re dusting off your record collection or turning to analog music as part of the vinyl revival, the moment you drop the needle on your favorite album is a unique experience. To preserve the unique warmth of vinyl sound, the Solo phono preamp has been carefully engineered with a state-of-the-art switching power supply and a new surface-mount circuit board layout to reduce unwanted noise rustling.

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Cambridge Audio Solo | Why a dedicated phono stage?

Due to the weak signals generated by a turntable, not all hi-fi amplifiers can be connected directly to a turntable. The phono preamplifier boosts this signal to a level that a power amplifier can work with. The challenge at this stage, however, is that noise rustling can easily be added.

That’s why we’ve equipped the Solo with exceptional components that deliver the warm and detailed sound synonymous with vinyl without distorting the signal from your moving magnet pickup. The switching power supply improves performance by switching outside the audible frequency to dramatically reduce hum interference, and the new board layout uses surface mount components to reduce noise rustling.

Attention to detail in the Cambridge Audio Solo

If some records in your collection are a bit worn, the subsonic filter will help eliminate low-frequency rumble that can be caused by imperfections in your vinyl. Combined with the balance control, which compensates for potential pickup imbalances in your turntable (which can cause a difference between the left and right channels), the result is a detailed sound experience with an accurate soundstage.

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Environmentally friendly

The Solo phono preamplifier is an environmentally friendly device with a standby consumption of less than half a watt and an automatic shutdown function if the device is not used for a period of 20 minutes. This, in turn, ensures that the device can be operated worldwide with the same voltage and is thus compatible everywhere in the world.

Design
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION 10 W
GAIN AT 1 KHZ 39 dB
NOMINAL POWER 300 mV
SENSITIVITY AT NOMINAL POWER 3.35 mV
INTRINSIC NOISE (A-WEIGHTING) ~0.09 uV
RIAA CURVE ACCURACY +/- 0.65 dB 30 Hz – 20 kHz
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO > 90 dB
THD+N 1 KHZ (20 – 20 KHZ BW) < 0,0025 %
INPUT IMPEDANCE 47k Ohm
INPUT CAPACITY 100 pF
OVERLOAD RANGE > 30 dB
CROSSTALK AT 10 KHZ > 85 dB
MASS (H X W X D) 48 x 176 x 132 mm
WEIGHT 0,68 kg

Product Highlights

  • Max. Power consumption: 10 W
  • Gain at 1KHz: 39 dB
  • Rated power: 300 mV
  • Signal-to-noise ratio grounded inputs Ref. 1 V output (20 HZ – 20 KHZ BW): > 90 dB
  • THD+N 1 KHZ (20 – 20 KHZ BW): < 0.0025 %
  • Input impedance: 47k Ohm
  • Overload range: > 30 DB
  • Crosstalk at 10 KHz: > 85 dB

  • Product type : Preamplifier

  • Width (cm) : 17.6
  • Height (cm) : 4.8
  • Depth (cm) : 13.2
  • Weight (kg) : 0.68

  • Phono preamplifier : Yes
  • Input impedance (KOhm) : 47
  • Nominal output level (mV), Line : 300
  • Distortion factor (%) : 0.0025

  • Balance control : Balance controller

  • Quantity Phono MM RCA (IN) : 1
  • Quantity audio (OUT) : 1

  • Number of power plug connectors : 1
  • Power consumption, operation (W) : 10

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