QHW AudioThe VinylusedQHW Audio The VinylMC and MM separated inputs. Discrete RIAA amplifier. Discrete very low noise BJT MC frontend. High current output working in class A under real loading conditions. Michael Fremer reviewed it past...670.00

QHW Audio The Vinyl [Expired]


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  • MC and MM separated inputs.
  • Discrete RIAA amplifier.
  • Discrete very low noise BJT MC frontend.
  • High current output working in class A under real loading conditions.
Michael Fremer reviewed it past year for Analog Planet and concluded:

"'The Vinyl' produced a big sonic surprise that was as big as the price, which I didn’t know until well after the first “plug and play”. I appreciated everything about its looks, construction, ergonomics (particularly if you have two arms, or turntables, equipped one each with a MM and MM cartridge) and of course the sound. It’s not surprising to find out that the designer is also an accomplished musician. Way highly recommended."

Also appeared in an article in Sterophile in September 2021 issue.

The Vinyl is in Stereophile's recommended components fall 2022, 2022, and fall 2021 in phono preamplifiers category.

The Vinyl earned Hi-Fi Pig Five Hearts Award.

QHW Audio - The Vinyl

The Vinyl brings to you  the characteristics of a perfect phono preamplifier: low noise required to handle tiny phono signals, low distortion to achieve high gain values with the cleanest sound, precise RIAA curve implementation to restore the original image with accuracy and flexibility to fit your equipment and your preferences.

The Vinyl handles with care all the information contained in your precious records.

A discrete MC head input with BJT selected by its low Rwas mandatory to achieve our very low noise floor target to deal with the tiny signal from lowest level MC cartridges. MM input is also discrete. Our excellent AE2270 amplifier will take input from MM cartridges. Also it gives the whole preamplifier signal the most of gain, achieving really very low distortion for such high gain. Component values in RIAA network have been carefully selected to achieve high precision among with tight tolerance components, like 0.1% 25 ppm thin film resistors.

Selectable load to fit your tastes. Two independent inputs. Flexibility.

You can select input impedance for MC cartridges or capacitance for MM ones to suit them to your equipment and your preferences. The Vinyl has also an input impedance setting for low output moving iron cartridges. With separated inputs for MM and MC cartridges selectable with a switch.

Start listening now your records like they deserve. Like you deserve.

A competent phono preamplifier is a must when you want yo listen your vinyl disc collection without losing lots of contents extracted by your cartridge. The Vinyl offers you everything to cover all your needs in the field of phono preamplifiers. Despite its reserved price, The Vinyl uses discrete circuitry, like phono preamplifiers costing six times its price and even more. The Vinyl uses our exclusive circuitry design which allows us to give you the performance of a High-End product with a mid-end price point. We honestly think it is not possible to go further in phono preamplifier quality without going to exorbitant prices and even getting for that marginal improvements over The Vinyl can reach.

Of course, The Vinyl includes power supply suitable for destination country.

The Vinyl is designed and handcrafted in Spain.

Shipment will be done through DHL Express. Transit time is approximately 48 hours.
Please, note that since this is an almost artisan product it is produced unit by unit at our facilities in Madrid, therefore, sometimes it can take up to a week to be ready to ship.

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