I LOVE this preamp! I'm only getting rid of it because I've updated my system and I haven't used this preamp in over a year. NOTE: There is a slight yellow discoloration on one of the components and on the top cover. I contacted Jim Hagerman at Hagtech and he said this is perfectly normal. He also said it could be sent to him for an update to switch out the components if wanted. It never really bothered me, but you'll have that option should you desire. Will come with instruction manual and the tubes that came with the original purchase.
This is an amazing tube preamplifier for the price.
From Hagerman Website:
Originally available as a Kickstarter project, the Cornet3 delivers high performance on a budget. The circuit topology features common cathode class-A gain stages with no feedback, passive equalization, and cathode follower output buffers with constant current sink loading. Power is supplied by a regulated wall-wart driving a boost converter (running at about 50kHz) to generate the high voltage rail required for proper tube biasing.
- 44dB gain (1kHz)
- 47k ohm input impedance
- 1k ohm output impedance
- +/-1dB RIAA accuracy (30Hz to 30kHz)
- 10Hz to 600kHz bandwidth (-3dB)
- 77dBA signal-to-noise (ref 5mV)
- 30dB overload (ref 5mV @1kHz)
- 5 x 7 x 1 inches
- 120V/240V operation 17W
- 12AX7 x 2, 12AU7 x 1