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Clearaudio Balanced Plus MM/MC Phono Stage and ACCU+

Clearaudio Balanced Plus MM/MC Phono Stage and ACCU+


 
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List Price: $3,500.00
Our Price: $1,699.00
Savings: $1,801.00


Product Code: USE0004443

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Description
 

Includes Phono Stage and the additional Accu+ Power Supply ($900)
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 power supply + 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.

The Balance Plus is an extremely quiet, high-resolution phono stage capable of handling both moving coil and moving magnet phono cartridges. It can be run in fully balanced mode using the XLR input/output, or in true single-ended mode using the RCA input/output. Additionally, it has the option of being run directly into a power amplifier via a high-resolution attenuator located on the faceplate, along with mute and fixed/variable selectors. This attenuator is also connected to an independent, high-quality headphone amplifier. The circuit board uses high-quality parts for all aspects of the signal path, and is housed in a resonance-free, CNC-machined aluminum chassis that protects against unwanted vibrations. The external power supply is housed in an identically-sized aluminum chassis. The Clearaudio Accu Plus battery power supply may be added at any time, allowing the Balance Plus to run on pure DC power for even greater performance.

“Incredibly quiet and with full balanced ins and outs… breathtaking power and passion, without the need to turn the volume particularly high.” - Hi-Fi World, April 2012

Optional Accu Plus Power Supply

Housed in a matching aluminum chassis, the Accu Plus is a sophisticated DC power supply upgrade designed exclusively for the Clearaudio Basic Plus and Balanced Plus phono stages. The Accu Plus provides these phono stages with pure, clean DC battery power. Battery power guarantees that no noise or distortion from the AC mains supply can pollute the delicate phono signal. The innovative circuitry of the Accu Plus monitors user-replaceable NiMH batteries, charging them when necessary for optimal performance.

“Those seeking the last work in low noise and isolation, should also consider the Clearaudio Accu Plus, an outboard NiMH battery supply, as a worthy option.” – Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

Total weight

Approx. 1.78 kg (Preamplifier)
Approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)

Dimensions

Preamp

Width
7.09 inches
Depth
8.66 inches
Height
2.17 inches

Power Supply

Width
7.09 inches
Depth
7.28 inches
Height
2.17 inches

Material/color

Aluminium


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