The Stateline Phono 2 preamplifier is a small footprint Phono Preamp.
The main circuit board and components used here are non-compromise.
The Signature version in combination with the optional Stateline Phono 2 Power power supply so has qualities which cannot others be described as State of the Art.
To create a lower cost version, we did not cut any corners at the main circuit, but only at the periphery.
This ensures that also the price/quality relation of the basic model is second to none.
The Stateline Phono 2 preamplifier has the following features:
Discrete matched FET Input stage.
Discrete single ended Mos-FET output stage.
All is fully working in Class A.
RIAA equalization is done passively for the high frequencies, and actively for the low frequencies.
Both RIAA networks are completely separated from each other’s.
External raw power supply, so that no transformers which might create the smallest hum are located in the main housing.
Internally a special discretely built ultra low noise voltage regulator with LEDs as
a voltage reference does an excellent job.
The signal path is extremely short due to the use of a double sided PCB with SMD parts on one side and through-hole devices on the other.
Foil capacitors are genuine Siemens low tolerance KP types, plus two big Siemens MKPs in the power supply.
No use of any ceramic capacitors in the whole circuit.
The complete board including all components is lacquered with Steinmusic Maestro lacquer to optimize mechanical resonances.
MM: Input capacity switchable 0pF, 82pF, 150pF or 232 pF
MC: Input impedance switchable between 25R and 47K in 50 steps
Amplification 60dB MC, 40dB MM
Will work fine with Aventurin 6, however suit well every other cartridge as it is very easily universally adjustable.
Stateline Phono 2 Signature
The Stateline Phono 2 Signature version is additionally equipped with a special power supply upgrade board. This board only carries the best foil capacitors, vacuum capacitors and numerous oscon capacitors in a very balanced configuration which perfectly suits the Stateline Phono 2 amplifier.
Just as the main circuit board of the Stateline Phono 2 amplifier also the complete board Signature board including all components is lacquered with Steinmusic Maestro lacquer to optimize mechanical resonances.
I addition two SteinMusic InLine Silver are implemented into the power supply, which significantly reduce magnetic distortions.
All these aspects help to more enjoy the potential of the Stateline Phono 2.
Stateline Phono 2 Signature Power supply
Due to the non-compromise construction of this preamp it immensely profits from the Stateline Phono 2 Signature Power supply.
Dealing with extremely small audio signals generated by the cartridge, low noise is essential for rediscovering every fine detail of the record.
So we took extremely great care to get away from mains noise and distortions by using three transformers.
Two of them are working as isolation transformers which effectively filter noise starting at 120Hz already.
The combination of the Stateline Phono 2 Signature and the Stateline Phono 2 Signature Power supply will give you a musical experience which is state of the art for a relatively small investment.