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KA PH Reference Phono Preamplifier - Silver

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The number of true analogue sound lovers is increasing day by day and it  has been Milan Karan's wish to offer something even better than the current models of phono preamplifiers, to the most demanding audiophiles.  Enter the new KA PH Reference. For many years Karan Acoustics has had a strong desire to offer the finest phono preamplifier, based on the latest technologies. They developed a new fully balanced design with absolutely no restrictions. An ultimate statement, using the best circuit boards, best parts you can find on the world market, separate extremely strong power supply with all of our knowledge and experience built into it. Phono Reference has 3 (XLR and RCA) inputs for 3 turntables or 3 tonearms. Each input has separate input load, input capacity and gain settings, so each cartridge can be set to best performance. Output signal phase switch gives the possibility to reproduce the record in correct phase because of non-standard production of the records. Vinyl records are recorded with different equalization curves (RIAA, Emi, DECCA, Columbia and Teldec). To have the correct sound reproduction and to hear all the details recorded on record, the vinyl must be reproduced with the right equalization. With Karan Acoustics Phono Reference, the user has the ability to select 1 of 5 EQ filters: RIAA, EMI, DECCA, Columbia and Teldec. More details can be found in the User Manual. Numerous possibilities of adjustments and options of connections give easy adjustment to every system for the best possible sound.


Their ultimate goal being to transfer music, emotions and soul produced in the recording studio and projected into your listening room. Your favorite vinyl will sound so natural and silky, like never before. The emotions, soul and power of the music on the new KA PH Reference will transport you to a new musical dimension.


Technical data:

– Fully balanced topology
– Power supply with four levels of stabilization per channel
– 3 toroidal transformers. Every channel has its own transformer. Third transformer is for control circuits.
– Inputs: 3 (XLR or RCA)
– Outputs: 1 (XLR + RCA)
– Frequency response: DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
– RIAA MM/MC: +/- 0.1 dB
– EMI MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– DECCA MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– COLUMBIA MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– TELDEC MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– S/N ratio better than: -90dB (phono MM), -81dB (phono MC)
– Output level: 12V Eff
– Intermodulation distortion: less than 0.006%
– Dimensions: 500 x 110 x 360 mm WxHxD, each case
– Dimensions in box: 640 x 230 x 470 mm WxHxD, each case
– Net weight: Preamplifier: 12 kg
– Net weight: Power supply: 15kg
– Shipping Weight: Pre + Power supply: 48 kg