Cambridge Audio Duo Phono Preamp
MM/MC Phono Preamplification by CambridgeSqueeze every inch of detail from your record collection with our highest quality moving magnet and moving coil phono stage, with integrated headphone amp; the Duo Phono Preamplifier.
Vinyl As Its Supposed to SoundWhether you’re dusting off your record collection or embracing analogue through the vinyl revival, there’s a unique experience to be had from the moment you drop the needle on your favourite album. To preserve the unique warmth of the vinyl sound, the Duo phono preamplifier has been carefully designed with a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface mounted circuit board layout to reduce unwanted noise.
Why A Dedicated Phonostage?Due to the low-level signals created by a turntable, not all hi-fi amplifiers will let you connect directly to a record player. The phono preamplifier boosts this signal to something a power amplifier can work with. The challenge at this stage though is that noise can easily be added.
This is why we’ve designed the Duo around exceptional components that deliver the warm and detailed sound that’s synonymous with vinyl, all without distorting the signal from your moving magnet cartridge turntable. The switch mode power supply improves performance by switching outside of audible frequency to drastically reduce hum and new circuit board layout uses surface-mount components to reduce noise.
Vinyl Just For Your Own EarsEnjoy the warmth of vinyl privately thanks to Duo’s integrated headphone output. Uniquely, we integrated a 6.35mm headphone jack directly into the phono stage, so you can still enjoy your records when there’s no option to play out loud.
The integrated headphone output also means no need to turn on your amplifier just to power your headphones, resulting in a more eco-friendly listening experience.
Attention to DetailIf some records in your collection are a little worse for wear, the subsonic filter will help to eliminate low frequency rumbles that can be caused by imperfections within your vinyl. Combine this with the balance control for handling potential cartridge imbalances in your record player (that can cause a difference between the left and right channels) and the result is a detailed experience with accurate soundstage.
Eco-FriendlyThe Duo phono preamplifier is green at heart with less than half a watt standby power consumption and auto power down feature if the unit isn’t used after a 20 minute period. This in turn gives the unit the same worldwide voltage for compatibility wherever you are in the world.
High-quality stereo MM/MC phono stage State of the art switch mode power supply – fast response, high precision, and reduced hum Guaranteed low background noise, thanks to the surface-mounted components on the circuitboard Premium quality aluminum and steel construction, finished in stylish graphite greyTechnical: Max Power Consumption: 10W Cartridge Support: MM/MC Gain @ 1kHz: 39dB, 60dB Nominal Output: 300mV Sensitivity for Nominal Output: 3.35mV, 3.05uV Equivalent Input Noise (A-Weighted): ~0.09uV, ~0.08uV RIAA Curve Accuracy: +/- 0.3dB 30Hz-50kHz Signal to Noise Ratio: >90dB, >70dB THD+N 1kHz (20-20kHz BW): <0.0025%, <0.020% Input Impedance: 47k Ω, 100 Ω Input Capacitance: 100pF Overload Margin: >30dB Crosstalk @10kHz: >85dB, >75dB Dimensions (HxWxD): 48mm x215mm x159mm (1.9x8.5x6.2”) Weight: 0.95kg (2.1lbs)