Soundsmith MCP2 MKII Moving-Coil Phono Preamp with Variable Loading

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  • $1,195.00



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** Newly Updated and Improved! **

An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet.

The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs -

Each hand - made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response, ultra low noise and vanishing levels of THD. .

Our new MCP-2 is a low cost yet very high quality way to enjoy your low output Soundsmith cartridge or any MC cartridge; it is designed with continuously variable loading (10 Ohms to 5K Ohms) to allow use with any low output design and allows you the ease of simple tuning to get the high end response exactly to your listening preference.

Built-in high quality Soundsmith designed and manufactured fully shielded step up transformers assure noise free and ultra-low distortion to allow unfettered enjoyment from your treasured vinyl collection. The new MCP-2 has been favorable demonstrated against preamps costing $4000 - $9000 with surprising results... and compliments to Soundsmith.

ยท Specifications

Model No.

Type

Input Load*

Gain*

Noise

(unweighted)

Features

MCP-2

moving coil

10 Ohms to 5K Continuously Variable R; 330pF Capacitive load

62dB

-93dB down

fully shielded internal transformer step-ups for ultra low noise and lowest distortion; Ultra grade audio grade components used throughout


Optional, for all models we can built 50 ohm output, i.e. for driving long lines. $300 extra

Dimensions for the MMP4, MMP3 and MCP-2 (without the knob, which adds 3/4" to the height) 
7โ€ deep, 1&1/2โ€ high, and 4&1/4โ€ wide.

Overload specs for our preamps: Output clipping into 10K Ohms = 8.3 Volts RMS - all models.

Input overload levels for output clipping or non linearity:
MMP3/MMP4 ~~~ 20Hz - 5.3 mV; 1Khz - 53 mV; 20KHZ - 530 mV;
MCP-2 ~~~~ 20Hz - 1.4 mV; 1Khz - 5.3 mV; 20KHZ - 35 mV with input load set to 200 Ohms;

*standard values, other gain and loading options can be configured on request, $100 extra - select 'custom made' option from order form below and be sure to tell us what you'd like!

** Our high output Fixed Coil (Moving Iron) cartridges are best with 42- 44 dB gain preamps; most moving magnet cartridges will work extremely well with our 43dB gain preamps, however, for VERY HIGH output cartridges (4.5mV or higher) we offer a 34dB gain preamps as an option ~
THD measurements 1kHz, ~0.004%

24 volt power supply included [US standard 120 volt]; optional European (schuko) 230 volt AC to 24 volt DC transformer