Absolutely fantastic sounding SS phono preamp by renowned audio component designer Norbert Lehmann. With a passion for music and analog playback systems, his Company, Lehmann Audio, has been exclusively engineering and manufacturing his high performance, high value "Black Cube" phono stages in Germany since 1988. Sporting up to 66dB gain, the flexible MC/MM Black Cube SE II (black finish) uses an outboard PWX high quality, high current power supply to take the Black Cube design to new sonic heights. The design is a step up from Lehmann's award winning Black Cube SE. It truly sounds amazing, and is a favorite of Analog Guru Michael Fremer. You may find "different sounding" phono stages, but you will simply not find better all-around balance and performance in this price range.
Let me quote from Lehmann's website:
"The advanced version of the multi-awarded Black Cube SE has a lot to offer: based on the SE audio circuit, the SE II has been upgraded with superior sockets, visually it excels by a housing with a face-plate. A bass filter, which can be fine-tuned extensively to your personal needs, takes the performance of the Black Cube series to a new level.
As the proud owner of a Black Cube SE II you will get the feeling as if the music had been composed just for you. There is hardly a system that can be tailored so individually to your listening habits and acoustic preferences like this technical masterpiece. The Black Cube SE II will bring you and your favorite music together even more closely!
A truly audiophile phono stage!
Virtually all common systems from high-output MM to MC may be connected to the Black Cube SE II.
We have included a free slot per channel for the solder-free fitting of a custom impedance, and there is also an extra hardwired plug-in location with immediate action."
"To ﬁnd more depth and detail in music I know so well was a remarkable experience and I warmed to this little gem of a phono stage all over again."
— Hifi News
This dealer demo is in tip-top condition, and has been in occasional use since March 2016. Factory original packaging and manual included.
UPS Ground shipping to the lower 48 States is included in the price.