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Lehmann Audio Decade MM/MC Phono Stage

code: LBCDEC
From £1,500.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The Decade sits proudly between the highly rated Black Cube series and the top-of-the-line model Silver Cube but the Decade is a high flyer rather than a stopgap. Utilising its cutting-edge technology, it has the gift to delight even the most demanding music enthusiasts with its flawless sound which points far beyond its price.

The Decade is tailor made to impress in every situation with an outstanding harmonic performance of passionate temper and precise contours.

The input stages are ultra low noise which are also utilised in very high-grade mixing consoles and microphone preamps from professional studio equipment manufacturers. The ultra-precision passive RIAA equalisation network lies between two linear designed gain stages and using low-loss precision MKP capacitors. This intricate design produces stunning transients, dynamics and sonic timbres.

Incorporating numerous setting options the Decade is customable to your audio needs. The switches for gain alternation and the switchable “soft bass rolloff filter” are conveniently operated via toggle switches which are located on the front panel. Even demanding moving coil cartridges can be used hassle free with this impressive phono stage.

Technical Specifications:

  • Input Stage: Dual-Mono Microphone Preamp Chip, Newest Generation
  • Sensitivity: (Output 775 mV/ 0 dB) MM: 3.8 mV/1 kHz / MC: 0.38 mV/1 kHz
  • Max Input Level (1 kHz): MM: 45 mV / MC: 4.5 mV 
  • Gain Settings: 36dB / 46dB / 56dB / 66dB
  • Max. Gain: 66dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (RMS Unweighted): MM: 78 dB / MC: 69 dB 
  • Channel Separation: > 80 dB at 10 kHz 
  • Internal Impedances: 47kΩ / 1kΩ / 100Ω (Selectable)
  • Custom Impedance: Yes, Via Onboard Slot
  • Output Impedance: 5Ω
  • Input Capacitance: 47 pF to 1,370 pF
  • Soft Bass Roll-off Filter: Yes - Toggle Switch On Face Plate
  • High Gain: Yes - Toggle Switch On Face Plate
  • RIAA Filter Caps: MKP
  • Bass Coupling After RIAA: MKP
  • Second Gain Stage: Dual Mono / Burr Brown OPA 134
  • Discrete Output Buffer Zero Global Feedback: Yes (Bipolar Class A) 
  • Bass Filter: 50 Hz, 6 dB/oct. 
  • Power Consumption: App 13VA 
  • Dimensions: Decade: 110 x 280 x 50mm
  • PSU: 110 x 280 x 50mm 
  • Weight: Decade: 0.87kg / PSU: 1.56kg

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

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