PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier

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Stellar Phono Preamplifier

Our finest phono preamplifier in the company's 45-year history. All analog from input to output, this stunning addition to the Stellar line will bring new life to your vinyl in ways you never dreamt possible.
PS engineer Darren Myers wiped the tradition slate clean by hand-fashioning a new approach to capturing all the magic trapped in the grooves of our records. The results are breathtaking. Music that might once have been locked into the confines of our loudspeakers is suddenly free. Stellar phono features dual inputs that can support either a moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. Cartridge loading and gain options are easily adjusted from your listening position via the supplied remote control. Input to output, Stellar is a fully discrete FET design with extraordinarily low noise and high overload capabilities so even the wildest dynamics from the punchiest cartridges sail through Stellar with no limitations or compromise whatsoever. If you love vinyl you’ll love Stellar.

Design
Phono preamplifiers at anywhere near this price range are almost always integrated circuit based, but not Stellar. Input to output, Stellar is a fully discrete FET design with extraordinarily low noise and high overload capabilities so even the wildest dynamics from the punchiest cartridges sail through Stellar with no limitations or compromise whatsoever. Stellar Phono stands out in a crowded field of conventional IC designs. Its sound is rich, warm and enticing as only vinyl through hand-tuned class-A circuitry can be.

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PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier Sale price$2,499.00 Regular price$3,299.00
Features

- MOVING MAGNET AND COIL
- FIXED AND VARIABLE LOADING
- 70dB ULTRA LOW NOISE GAIN .15mv CARTRIDGES
- 2x INPUTS FOR 2x TONEARMS
- SINGLE-ENDED BALANCED INPUTS
- DISCRETE FET DESIGN
- CLASS 'A' ANALOG CIRCUITRY
- NO ICs IN SIGNAL PATH
-20v RMS OUTPUT
- PASSIVE RIAA CURVE
- HAND SELECTED DISCRETE COMPONENTS
- DC COUPLED FROM INPUT TO OUTPUT
- LOW NOISE PRE + POST VOLTAGE REGULATION
-NO COMPLIMENTARY FET TRANSISTORS
- OVERSIZED POWER TRANSFORMER
- REMOTE CONTROL

Specifications
  • Audio Inputs RCA (Unbalanced) MM,MC
  • Audio Outputs RCA (Unbalanced) 1 Stereo Pair XLR (Balanced) 1 Stereo Pair
  • Performance All measurements are with both channels operating, gain set to low, and balanced outputs. Input frequency is 1kHz.
  • Gain MM: 44dB, 50dB, 56dB MC: 60dB, 66dB, 72dB
  • Output Impedance Unbalanced <200Ω Balanced <200Ω per leg
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20KHz +/- 0.25dB
  • Maximum Output @1%THD: 24VRMS
  • Overload Margin @1kHz: >22dB
  • S/N Ratio MM: >82dB A-Weighted MC: >74dB A-Weighted
  • Power Consumption 26W
Weight & Dimensions

- Unit Weight 21.6lbs. (9.8 kg)
- Unit Dimensions 17”W x 13”D x 3.25”H
(43cm x 33.02cm x 8.255cm)
- Shipping Weight 25.1lbs (11.4 kg)
- Shipping Dimensions 22”W x 8”H x 17”D
(55.88cm x 43.18cm x 20.32cm)