The German manufacturer Violectric announces with the Violectric PPA V790 a Phono preamp that satisfy the highest demands in terms of their equipment and connectivity and should also please owners of exotic systems.
Violectric PPA V790: interfaces & technology
This preliminary stage is obviously aimed at the connoisseur. Believe it or not, it offers six individual phono inputs, one of which three as cinch and three as balanced XLR inputs are executed. Cinch and XLR interfaces are also available on the output side.
Any input can be in MM or MC configuration running, whereby there are seven selectable input impedances for MC cartridges and eight different capacities for MM cartridges. The selected configuration is saved permanently for each of the inputs.
In addition, the Violectric PPA V790 phono preamp offers a boost function for increased signal levels as well as a subsonic filter that cuts frequencies below 20 Hertz with a slope of 12 decibels per octave. A clipping LED warns of overloading the internal signal path in the event of a problem.
Violectric has given the PPA V790 a DC-coupled input stage that works with cascaded bipolar transistors and high bandwidth with low distortion should offer. This is also reflected in the technical data – for example, Violectric gives a signal-to-noise ratio of 143 dB with a gain of up to 66 dB.
Anyone who owns historical vinyl will be pleased that the phono pre-stage not only comes with the standard RIAA equalization, but also at the push of a button NAB and Columbia equalizations can apply. Violectric specifies a maximum deviation of 0.1 dB for all three equalization curves.
Curious? You still need a little patience: the Phono preamplifier Violectric PPA V790 will be available in the course of the third quarter of 2021 at a price of 3,990 euros.