Michael Fremer praises Graham Slee highly. This REFLEX M with PSU1 Power supply has been in my system for 2 years working flawlessly. It is a MM phono stage that will work with the Graham Slee Elevator EXP. The detail and sound is as excellent as the Reviews. This is a STEREOPHILE component. From Stereotimes: Compared to the ERA V Gold, the Reflex revealed a richer and more true-to-life recreation of timbre and tonal color. Contribute this to more accurate replication of instrumental harmonic signatures. The ERA’s superb ability to trace the transient envelope of each sonic event was even better with the Reflex. The silence between sonic events and musical notes was even more clear, high frequency reproduction of percussion transients being completely without smear or blurring, their rhythmic timing even better organized. But perhaps the most noticeable and valued gain of the Reflex over its less expensive brother was its increased exuberance and expansion of emotional expressiveness. The Reflex sounds more refined, subtly detailed, and delicate, and at the same time, more rugged and robust. With a few combinations of table/cartridge/speaker, the ERA can sound a little reticent and almost too-tightly controlled in the bass, as if it were compensating for the thick and lead-footed bass portrayal of high-mass, suspension-less turntables. And with wildly emotional musical expression, it can seem very slightly reserved. Though careful system matching will eliminate the appearance of this phenomenon, it remains a possibility. The Reflex revealed no such limits: it handled any music with an expressive brio, grace, and nuance that made listening to all types of music a direct aesthetic experience. Used with The MusicMaker Classic, the Reflex is simply spell-binding, capable of producing that deep aesthetic trance that carries one away with the music.
Graham Slee Reflex M Phono Stage
Available with PSU-1 or with Green Power Supply
Another Graham Slee award winning phono preamplifier, the REFLEX is a Stereophile magazine 2007 class-A recommended phono preamplifier.
The Reflex is advanced state-of-the-art phono preamplifier technology. It is probably the most high performance valve like sound available in solid state. In fact it's faster than valves! It delivers far more real detail and the fullest tonal range without resorting to frequency bending tricks.
Parallel Op-amps give a seamless class "A" bias envelope. No-compromise manually hard-wired grounding scheme extracts more musical detail. Multi-Point Time-Constant tracking is a properly calculated type of capacitor by-passing technique resulting in a far more "together" musical performance. RoHS compliance designed in from the start.
The Graham Slee Reflex is a newly updated version of the award-winning Era Gold V. This higher spec model features a dual mono configuration and improvements in sound quality, resulting in better overall speed and timing. The Reflex has an unparalleled ability to do one thing - reproduce music exactly the way it should sound, to even a greater degree than the Era Gold V.
The Reflex is designed for use with either a standard moving magnet (MM) or high output moving coil (MC) cartridge (of 2mV to 8mV nominal output). The Reflex can also be used with a low output moving coil (MC) cartridges if used with the Elevator EXP head amp for the ultimate and uncompromising musical experience.
Nominal Input sensitivity 4mV
Input Resistance 47 KOhms
Input capacitance 220 pF
Maximum input 45mV rms (ref 1kHz)
Gain 41.5dB (118)
Nominal output 472mV
Maximum output 5.3V rms
Output will drive 10k Ohms
Output noise (CCIR* q-pk 20Hz-20kHz). -68dB
RIAA accuracy 0.5dB
Bandwidth 5Hz - 150KHz
Reproduction curve RIAA with 50kHz EQ
Channel balance 0.2dB
Channel separation 64dB
Phono connectors Heavy Gold Plated/teflon insulated
Mains Voltage UK 200-250V ac 50/60Hz
Size (approx.) 116 175 x 49 (mm) inc feet