It took over three years of painstaking research, engineering, listening, and refining, before Cary Audio was ready to release the PH-302 MkII. But now that it's here, even the most demanding record enthusiasts will realize this exotic unit is dedicated to nothing short of incomparable vinyl playback.
The PH-302 MkII is a vacuum tube design utilizing four 6SL7 dual triodes. The RIAA equalization curve is derived from a passive RC circuit located between the two gain stages. The PH-302 MkII is supplied with a regulated power supply to ensure an extremely quiet operation. The MC section uses two very high quality step-up transformers. They provide enough gain for use with any MC cartridge and with an extremely low noise floor. It is perfectly matched to any of the high-end Cary Audio integrated amplifiers or preamplifiers.
The PH-302 MkII is finished with the beauty and detail that Cary Audio is famous for. With its black chassis and black anodized front plate, you know immediately it belongs in the Cary Audio family of high- end audio products.
For the analog lover the PH-302 MkII is a magical blend of art and technology that will add to your music listening enjoyment hour after hour. Experience the PH-302 MkII, experience what vacuum tubes can do to low output moving coil playback. We believe it will change the way you listen to music forever.
CIRCUIT TYPE Direct Coupled, Single-ended Class A
GAIN, MM PHONO SECTION 38 dB, using triode vacuum tubes
GAIN, MC PHONO SECTION 60 dB, using input transformers and triode vacuum tubes
NOISE AND HUM -78 dB below full output
INPUT IMPEDANCE MM – 47 k ohm, MC – Selectable 10 ohm, 43 ohm, 100 ohm, 330 ohm, 470 ohm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 660 ohms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE RIAA Curve + 0.5 dB, passive RIAA circuit design
POWER SUPPLY DESIGN Fully regulated power supply with 1 ea - R-Core transformer
TRANSFORMER(S) 200% Duty rating for long life and reserve energy
VACUUM TUBE COMPLEMENT 2 ea - 6SL7 Head Amp
2 ea - 6SL7 RIAA EQ & Amp Gain Stage
1 ea - 5AR4 Vacuum Tube Rectifier
POWER SUPPLY CAPACITORS 6 ea - 47 μFd @ 350 VDC capacitor
RESISTORS 1% Metal Film
POWER SUPPLY CAPACITORS 6 ea - 47 μFd @ 350 VDC capacitors
AC CORD 3 Conductor, Detachable
AC POWER REQUIREMENTS 100, 117 or 234 Volts @ 50/60 Hz, set by market
POWER CONSUMPTION 15 Watts
WARM-UP TIME 5 Minutes
BREAK-IN TIME 100 hours of music playing time
FINISH Black or silver anodized aluminum faceplate, semi-gloss black steel chassis
WEIGHT 22 lbs. (10 kg.)
DIMENSIONS 4" H x 17" W x 13" D (~10 x 43 x 33 cm)
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