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Model 1200 Mk 3 Phono Stage

A stunning valve preamplifier crafted to perfection in Osaka, Japan. A great partner to the 9600 MK 2 monoblocks.

2 Years

£28,950

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Description

Many people believe that the recording curves of stereo LPs were unified in RIAA. However, as a result of a survey that Zanden conducted, they reached the conclusion that, TELDEC, EMI, COLUMBIA, and DECCA curves also exist in addition to RIAA and must be supported. Further, if the recording phase of stereo LPs takes the output phase of current stereo LP cartridges as its reference, then the existence of recordings with extremely numerous inverted phases also has been identified. These facts overturn the conventional wisdom about stereo LPs and Zanden’s Model 1200mk3 solves all of these issues. When played back by the correct equalization curve and phase, stereo LPs will present us with a wonderful and amazing world of music never experienced before.

EQ curve positions
RIAA, TELDEC, EMI, COLUMBIA, DECCA

Inputs
Low impedance MC cartridge x1
High impedance MC cartridge x1

Input impedance
low: 36Ω
hi: 470Ω

Output impedance
3kΩ

Gain
Low MC: 68dB (1kHz, RIAA)
High MC: 56dB (1kHz, RIAA)

Frequency deflection
0.5dB (20Hz – 20kHz) maximum

Total harmonic distortion
0.1% @ 300mv RMS output, 1kHz

Signal to Noise
-70dB (IHF-A, 5.0mv RMS)

Tube compliment
6922 x4
6CA4 x1

Channel balance
0.5dB maximum

Power consumption
44W

Dimensions
(main) W: 398mm / H: 103mm / D: 405mm
(power) W: 155mm / H: 163mm / D: 336mm

Weight
(main) 8.0kg
(power) 6.2kg