How do you balance
simplicity with complexity? Clearaudio’s balance plus phono stage managed it
with ease and now the new balance V2 advances its technologies while losing
none of the equilibrium.
On the one hand, its
design remains elegantly unfussy and its operation effortlessly intuitive. And
yet at the same time, the balance V2 offers an array of options to adjust and
fine-tune its performance to your particular system and preferences.
The sleek casing is
crafted from precision-milled aluminum, which is also available with an
anodized black finish. As well as the usual RCA outputs, the balance V2
features balanced XLR outputs and a 6.3 plug headphone output. All RCA inputs
and outputs are gold-plated for superior signal transmission.
Besides the manual
volume control you can choose between mute and automatic mode by button.
A simple switch
allows you to choose between moving magnet and moving coil mode. From there,
the balance V2 will automatically harmonize with almost any high end phono
cartridge without you needing to make any further adjustments.
High precision RIAA
equalization achieves an accuracy of within 0.1 dB, while an optional subsonic
filter attenuates any unwanted low frequency noise.
A separate power
supply in its own aluminum casing keeps any potential unwanted interference at
With this small yet
high-performance package, Clearaudio effectively balances audiophile-quality
technology with a simplicity that can be enjoyed by any music enthusiast. Just
take a seat and enjoy.
Amplification at 1 kHz:
+46dB (MM mode) /
+66dB (MC mode)
47kOhm / 270pF (MM
500Ohm / 270pF (MC
75 µs / 318 µs /
3180 µs, 2 passive Filter
< 0.001% (IEC A)
Signal to noise ratio:
-72dB (MM mode) /
-68dB (MC mode)
> 92dB (at 1kHz)
Max. output voltage:
> 12V (at 1kHz)
20 Hz (–6 dB / Oct.;
switchable on bottom panel, on each channel)
± 18V DC (+21V DC
external power supply; 1.4m cable length)
Off mode: 0.0 watts
(turned of at rear panel)
(preamp), 1.4kg (power supply)
(W/D/H in inches):
9.44 x 5.71 x (6.22
with RCA) x 2.44 (preamp)
9.44 x 5.71 x 2.44