Aurorasound VIDA Prima Phono Stage Amplifier
Karaki-san's latest VIDA Prima is the new entry model in the VIDA phono stage amplifier family. This is a simple and easy to use but uncompromised design in this price range for all vinyl enthusiast. A combined NF-type and CR-type in one RIAA compensation circuit in order to reproduce sensitive and massive sound with good SNR and THD+N factors.
Incorporating selected state-of-the-art parts like Linear Technology and Texas Instruments semiconductors, WIMA Germany film capacitors, Japanese made resistors and more. The integrated power supply makes use of an oversized toroidal power transformer and schotoky barrier diodes. All these high quality parts plus handmade-in-Japan craftsmanship guarantee joy of your analog audio experience.
The very useful extra large mute switch, the trademark of all VIDA phono amps, will make your audio life much easier.
"...the Vida prima is a superb phono preamp that punches way above its weight! I am currently using it with a LOMC at .28mv to grand affect. It is very flexible and works equally well with moving coils and moving magnets alike. Refined, quiet and very musical. This phono stage is all that most audiophiles will ever need. Highly recommended!"
"...this little beauty sounds phenomenal!! Gorgeous to look at as well. Alfred had this uncanny knack for finding the sweetest and most unheard of audiophile products out there. Or at least I had never heard of Aurorasound until I spied them on the High-End Electronics website. Highly recommended phonostage folks. Just the right amount of control on the rear of the unit and a great MUTE button on the front. Gorgeous wooden hardcase as well..."
Darren Henley of THENEWOLD.CO wrote:
"...overall, this is a mid-centric sound. What I mean is that voices and instruments are in focus, and while the nuance and harmonic complexities come through, they aren't enhanced by forward leaning treble. I prefer more tonal weight, color, mass and speed to a leaner sound. Again, this system balances that with excellent resolution and speed. The illusion of three dimensional space is captivating. I tend to do my private listening with the Audioquest Nighthawks, Nightowl, or the Audeze LCD-XC 'phones. I've had some spooky real moments listening to vinyl with this system. I know this phono preamp is Aurorasound's entry level unit, but there's nothing 'budget' about the sound..."
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Input: One pair RCA unbalanced with ground
Cartridge load impedance select switch:
MM (47kOhm), MC High (10-100Ohm), MC Low (0.6-10Ohm)
Output: Line Level, unbalanced RCA
Output Impedance: 47Ohm
RIAA Deviation: 20Hz – 20kHz +/-1dB
THD+N: MC 0.01%, MM 0.009%
Input Noise: MC -134dBV, MM -134dBV
Gain: MC-High/64dB, MC-Low/40dB, MM/40dB
Dimension (WxDxH): 250mm x 246mm x 69mm 2.3kg
(9.9 x 9.7 x 2.7 inches, 5lbs)
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