KC Vibe MK2 Phono Preamp
There are indications of high-end qualities—even before you listen or take off the cover. The KC Vibe uses a 48 volt external power supply to provide a huge margin for extensive filtering and isolation. There are also machined, gold plated and teflon insulated audio jacks. With the cover removed, you will see the signature Sutherland circuit board layout aesthetic.
A basic turntable produces a low-level signal. It must be amplified and equalized before going to a line-level input (sometimes labeled AUX) of a preamplifier or receiver.
That is exactly what the KC VIBE will do for you. The small-signal from your turntable goes to the IN jacks. The larger, amplifier signal leaves the OUT jacks and goes to your line-level preamplifier. There is also, generally, a grounding wire coming from the turntable. It connects to the ground screw on the back of the KC VIBE.
There are five available load settings. Loading is set using the supplied, gold plated shunts. There is a setting header block for each channel. Position the shunt to the desired load value. Be sure to set the loading of each channel to the same value. For moving coil cartridges, a good starting value is 200 Ohms. With moving magnet cartridges, 47k Ohms is generally recommended.
There are five available gain settings. Gain is set using the supplied, gold plated shunts. There is a setting header block for each channel. Position the shunt to the desired gain value. Be sure to set the gain of each channel to the same value. For moving coil cartridges, a good starting value is 60 dB. With moving magnet cartridges, start with 45 dB.
Gain Settings: 40, 45, 50, 55 or 60dB
Size: 6.5” wide x 12” deep x 2.5” high
Shipping Box: 14.5” wide x 12.5” deep x 6.5” high
Loading: 100, 200, 475, 1k or 47k Ohms
Weight: Net 6 lbs / Shipping 10 lbs
Power Requirements: 86 to 260 volts AC, 2 Watts Universal, no adjustment required
|Features||Adjustable Gain, Adjustable Loading, External Power Supply, MC Compatible, MM Compatible|
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