Black Cube SE: Cult Object with power! Since 1995, the Black Cube has gained the reputation of being the most cost-effective phonostage on the market, and has been overwhelmingly acclaimed by the international press. The Black Cube SE takes what is already great to a whole new level, and provides an excellent entry into high-end audio. It has the same features as the Black Cube, but the PWX power supply is added to the package. The PWX features a 30W toroidal transformer; the main reason for the significant upgrade in sonic performance. This PWX sports a grounded isolation coil between the primary and secondary coil, resulting in much more bass authority, a more fluid midrange, as well as more openness. The price per performance ratio is why more and more analogue lovers choose the Black Cube SE right from the start. The device was vastly improved in 2006. A special 30 VA toroidal transformer of the PWX power supply is the main reason for the sonic performance achieved with the Black Cube SE. This transformer is not only overdimensioned but also sports a grounded isolation coil between the primary and secondary coil. The results: much more bass authority, a more liquid midrange as well as more openness. These sonic benefits are without a doubt the reasons that more and more music lovers choose the Black Cube SE right from the start. No more need for expensive impedance plugs! The Lehmannaudio Black Cube SE phono stage is compatible with practically all available cartridges on the market from High Output MM to MC. Apart from the standard switch settings there is one onboard slot plus one hard wire slot that can be fitted with a custom impedances to supply perfect termination even for the most exotic cartridges. No more need for expensive impedance plugs! The input stages used in the Black Cube SE can also be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamps. The entirely passive RIAA equalization network is realized with high precision foil capacitors. All resistors are of the low noise metal film variety. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connectors. Because of the small outer dimensions the Black Cube SE can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable lengths. Lehmannaudio always pays special attention to details: the cable between power supply and audio section is shielded and uses Neutrik connectors with gold plated contacts at the power supply side. The cases of both the power supply and the audio section are made of nonmagnetic material (aluminium) and are equipped with a top cover coated with a special anti-resonance treatment.
Lehmann PWX Power Supply Features and Specifications30VA (=10x Black Cube) high-current toroidal transformer with protection coil Only top notch electronic parts Ultra fast recovery-rectifying diodes Advanced series voltage regulation stage Output voltage: app. +/- 15VDC Double sided PCB Detachable cable with professional 4-pole XLR connector with gold-plated contacts Aluminum case Dimensions: 230mmDx90mmWx44mmH All connectors at the rear side Lehmann Audio Phono Preamp Features and Specifications:Input Stage: Dual mono Microphone preamp Chip newest generation Gain settings: 36 dB, 46 dB, 56 dB, 66 dB Max. gain: 66 dB Internal impedances (selectable): 47 k, 1 k, 100 R Internal input capacitance and cap type: 100p, KP 1 % Soft Bass Rolloff filter (selectable) RIAA filter caps: MKP Bass coupling after RIAA: MKP Second gain stage: Dual Mono Burr Brown OPA 134 Discrete Output buffer for Zero global feedback Output capacitor: MKP DC-Output jumper Power supply features on audio board RC-Filters with high electrolytic bypass