SutherlandHubbleSutherland Hubble battery powered phono preampI am selling this Sutherland Hubble battery powered RIAA Phono Preamplifier on behalf of a friend. It is current, in mint condition and was primarily used for static display purposes in a showroom ...2800.00

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I am selling this Sutherland Hubble battery powered RIAA Phono Preamplifier on behalf of a friend. It is current, in mint condition and was primarily used for static display purposes in a showroom situation. All boxes and paperwork are included. Also included are custom gain boards for a maximum of 74 dB and custom loading modules (600 ohms) to suit the Brinkmann EMT Ti cartridge. This unit has been favourably reviewed by Jonathan Valin of TAS. Some excerpts are copied below: "...the stereo separation of the Hubble truly is outstanding. I've heard many phonostages with excellent soundstaging, but none better than the Hubble, which puts oodles of air between and around instruments and voices and separates them left-to-right with a spaciousness that has to be heard."- Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound June/July 2010, Issue 203, pg 28 "So. How does the Hubble sound? Well, pretty much the way its thoughtful engineering would lead you to expect it to sound. It is very quiet; it is very detailed; although it never gets raw or raucous, it does not crap out on big dynamic swings; it has, as I've already said, sensationally good soundstaging and imaging, and a midrange to die for."- Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound June/July 2010, Issue 203, pg 28 "From the bass through lower treble, but especially in the midband, the Hubble is uncannily lifelike. On voices it is ravishing. Take Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" from her Live from Austin, TX album. I've listened to Jones' voice on this number through virtually every phonostage preamp I've had in house and none outdoes the Hubble in sheer disarming realism. There is a complete lack of transient edge with the Hubble, which manages to preserve little details of tone color, dynamic, and performance (like the drummer, presumably, counting off the beat before the band launches into "What Did You Say"" on the same LP) without ever exaggerating them. It's as if the damn thing is handling every note of the music with loving care."- Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound June/July 2010, Issue 203, pg 28 "...if supremely lifelike midrange timbres, extremely high resolution of inner detail, very good midband dynamic range, and truly exceptional soundstaging are your priorities, the Hubble comes most highly and warmly and enthusiastically recommended."- Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound June/July 2010, Issue 203, pg 28 Must-have Highest Quality Parts: • FR-4 fiberglass circuit boards, Double sided with plated thru holes • Dale/Vishay 1% metal film resistors • Wima Polypropylene capacitors for power supply by passing • Custom wound, 1% polystyrene film capacitors for equalization • 12 gauge cold rolled steel base and battery compartment • Baked epoxy powder coat finish • 1/2" thick anodized aluminum panel • anodized in front panel artwork • Gold plated, Teflon insulated RCA connectors • Gold plated configuration headers and sockets Specifications: Gain Settings: 45 dB 50 dB 55 dB 60 dB Cartridge Loading: 100 ohms 200 ohms 475 ohms 1k ohms 4.75k ohms 47.5k ohms Dimensions: 17" wide 16.75" deep 3.25" high Weight (without batteries): 22 lbs Power Requirements: 16 Alkaline 'D' batteries Battery Life: 1,000 hours (actual power-on time) All questions welcomed. Buyer to pay shipping costs. We can ship using TNT at commercial rates. Payment by bank telegraphic transfer available on negotiation.
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