Music ReferenceRM-5 MKIIIusedMusic Reference RM-5 MKIII Tube Preamplifier w/phonoExcellent sounding Music Reference TUBE RM-5 MKIII preamp. Known for it's musical sound. Face, sides and back are excellent but top has minor scuffs and scratches. Functionally excellent. Has...825.00

Music Reference RM-5 MKIII Tube Preamplifier w/phono [Expired]

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Excellent sounding Music Reference TUBE RM-5 MKIII preamp.

Known for it's musical sound.

Face, sides and back are excellent but top has minor scuffs and scratches.

Functionally excellent. Has MM phono stage. 

Uses three 6DJ8 tubes. See photos for details.

Music Reference developed the RM-5 preamplifier based on sound engineering principles following years of research. Our challenge was this: How to provide excellent sonic performance at a price that represents a great value to the audiophile.

The electrical sections of the RM-5 are the phono RIAA equalizer, phono amplifier, and the line amplifier. Each active stage was designed with a power supply, which exceeds its requirements, by a factor of ten. Thus, each stage is ultimately over-load proof and stable under dynamic and line voltage extremes. The result: an accurate sound stage with precise focus on individual instruments.

The RM-5 is built to standards well beyond its price. All controls are custom-made and are plated for long life and low noise. All chassis components are mil spec anodized. Circuit boards are mil spec also. The RM-5 front panel lettering is made by a process, which guarantees long life. Unlike most panels in which lettering is silk-screened onto an anodized or painted panel, our Anofax process puts the lettering into the aluminum with a two-color process. Therefore, it can never wear off. Your preamp will look like new forever. Our one-board construction, with minimum point-to-point wiring, provides extremely high reliability. Control functions are logically placed to facilitate easy connection and operation. Logic circuitry is incorporated to drive the automatic and manual muting, assuring freedom from switching noises, line voltage drops, and preamplifier power-up. The rugged electrical and mechanical design assure years of trouble-free use. And the fine sound delivered by the RM-5 will never become obsolete.

Maximum Output Voltage:
40 Volts Line amp;
40 Volt phono amp into 50k ohm load.

Dynamic Range:
Line: 120dB;
Phono: 120dB Gain:
36dB @ 1kHz (Phono).

Bandwidth (-3dB frequencies):
0.72Hz & 60Hz (Phono);
0.17Hz & 350 kHz at 14dB gain;
0.7Hz & 90Khz at 28dB (Line).

Gold plated Tiffany® RCA connectors

Input Impedance:
47k ohms in parallel with 30pF (Phono);
25k ohms (Line).
  Phono RIAA deviation:
+0/-0.2dB, 10Hz-20kHz.

Output Impedance:
800 ohms at 14dB.

Phono Acceptance Level:
600mV at 1kHz.

19" x 3.5" x 8.25"

Tube Complement:
1 6922 (Line); 2 6922 (Phono).

Net Weight:
16 Pounds

Roger A. Modjeski


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