The most advanced preamplifier ever designed.
With its groundbreaking signal path technology, battery power supply and unrivalled phono stages, the NHB-18NS is still the benchmark for preamplifiers.
The NHB-18NS is peerless in terms of clarity and musicality. Designed to control NHB-series power amplifiers, it offers state-of-the-art preamplification and control.
50-ohm darT-to-Zeel connection cables complete this exquisite offering.
darTZeel has always developed the most rapid audio circuits.
The NHB-18NS’s unique circuit board layout allows each optical input to be activated separately.
The absence of global negative feedback ensures an ideal and uncompromising listening experience.
For the NHB series, each aluminium component is milled from a solid block, hand-finished, brushed and anodised.
This underlines the uniqueness and exclusivity of the NHB series.
Up to + 11 dB
54 to 72 dB (up to 83 dB gain at output)
RCA line > 30 kohms, from 5 Hz to 50 kHz
XLR Line > 15 kohms, from 5 Hz to 50 kHz
Phono MC : User select from 43 ohms up to 47K ohms
RCA = 75 ohms, darT BNC = 50 ohms, XLR < 600 ohms, REC OUT < 150 ohms
5 Hz – 500 kHz, +0, -1 dB
< 0.5 µs
> 24 V/µs, peak-peak
< 1 % from 10 Hz to 100 kHz within the output dynamic range
None, at any level and load, as specified above
< – 80 dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
> 92 dB (A), Line; > 70dB (A), Phono w/factory settings
7 – 77 watts depending on working conditions
440 x 335 x 170 (WxDxH). Total deep with handles : 415mm
17.32 x 13.2 x 6.7 (WxDxH). Total deep with handles : 16.4 inches
24 kg, power supply 3 kg, total 27 kg
230 volts: 0.5A (T) or slow blow