Clear Audio Balance+ Phono Pre-Amplifier

Clear Audio

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With its superior performance, the Balance + phonostage would not be out of place in any professional studio.

  • For maximum dynamic headroom and RIAA accuracy of less than 0.1dB, the components are fitted directly on the circuit board in custom aluminium blocks to minimise electrical and mechanical influences and reliably keep disturbances out of the amp.

  • A precision tool for sound engineers which performs equally well as part of a domestic high-end system. The elegantly designed Balance + has a headphone output on the front panel and a matching second chassis to house its external power supply. The addition of the Accu+ battery power supply makes the Balance + a three-chassis phonostage with an even higher performance. Fitted with a high quality volume control the Balance + can also be directly connected to a power amplifier acting as a control preamp. The Balance + phonostage reproduces the entire range of audiophile recordings unaltered.

  • Amplification @ 1 kHz: 44 dB (MM mode)
    63 dB (MC mode)

    Input impedance: 47 kOhm / 220 pF / MM mode
    510 Ohm / 220 pF / MC mode

    MM / MC input: switchable (on bottom panel)

    RIAA: delay time: 75 μs / 318 μs / 3180 μs

    RIAA accuracy: ± 0.1 dB

    Distortion: 0.001% (IEC A)

    Signal to noise ratio: 89 dB (MM Mode)
    74 dB (MC Mode)

    Channel separation: > 92 dB (@ 1 kHz) / opposed channel hot-wired

    Max. output voltage: 10.5 V (@ 1 kHz)

    Subsonic filter: 20 Hz: –3 dB / Oct

    Power supply: ± 18 V DC (external power supply)

    Output connections: Unbalanced (RCA)
    Balanced (XLR)

    Power consumption: Max. consumption: 6.6 Watt

    Consumption in operation: 6.6 Watt

    Off mode: 0.0 Watt (turned off at rear panel)

    Total weight: Approx. 1.8 Kg (Preamplifier)
    Approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)

    Dimensions (W/D/H in inches): Preamp: 7.09 x 8.66 x 2.17

    Power Supply: 7.09 x 7.28 x 2.17

    Dimensions (W/D/H in mm): Preamp: 180 x 220 x 55

    Power Supply: 180 x 185 x 55