Lehmannaudio Black Cube II Phono Stage
Owing to the configurable bass filter with 16 different setting options, the Lehmannaudio Black Cube II Phono Stage can be perfectly tailored to your tonal preference. Its peerless dynamics let you rediscover old and new recordings – as if it were your first time!
The ultra-precise, passive RIAA filter network of the Black Cube II sits between two linear gain stages and is created using super-grade, high-transient, close-tolerance polypropylene foil capacitors. Hence this phono preamp offers the impressive, pure sound image of the premium device league at an attractive entry-level price tag. The Black Cube II is a new classic, boasting a custom-designed power supply for a wide, distortion-free dynamic range.
The enclosure of the Black Cube II is made from aluminium for its non-magnetic properties and is dampened under the lid to resist unwanted vibrations. The professional input stages used ensure an outstandingly accurate, punchy, low-noise reproduction. The audio section is equipped with additional sub-assemblies for efficient hum, HF and noise suppression. Its dual-sided audio board allows an optimised trace layout for an exceptionally smooth operation.
The Black Cube II can also be flexibly adapted to almost any system: each channel offers a slot to adjust for a custom impedance value. It’s also finished with a captive, high-quality power supply cable for optimal signal transfer from the included external power supply.
Like every Lehmannaudio product, the Lehmannaudio Black Cube II Phono Stage is a joy to own. It delivers a truthful rendering of any quality recording from a compact chassis that looks great in any hi-fi rack. Supplied with an external power supply, it is a great addition to any aspiring audiophile-grade system.
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- Premium MM/MC phono stage
- Based on combination of Black Cube and Black Cube SE II designs
- Adjustable bass filter
- Custom loading slot per-channel
- Ultra-precise, passive RIAA network
- Sturdy, stylish aluminium chassis
- Gold-plated RCA connectors
- Fixed, shielded PSU cable
Hi-Fi Choice – “My listening session with the Black Cube ends up being lengthier than anticipated, but it’s for the right reasons. I can’t quite believe how good it sounds … It’s fast, agile, remarkably light on its feet and wonderfully transparent.”
AUDIO – “And so it really let the music burgeon freely. The “Moldau“ of Smetana’s “Ma Vlast“ (all samples in the vinyl section) was jauntily gurgling from its sources, bouncing over rapids to finally flow so wide and majestic towards the end. In a highly dynamic way the Black Cube II let the “Running Man“ rush ahead, and the exquisite wealth of colours of the delicate jazz on Eva Kruse’s “New Legend“ was also shimmering and shining.”
|Black Cube II|
|Sensitivity for output level 775 mV/ 0 dB (with activated high gain switch)
Gain 1 kHz
Maximum input level 1 kHz
Signal to noise ratio (RMS unweighted)
|MM: 3.8 mV/1 kHz; MC: 0.38 mV/1 kHz
MM: 46 dB; MC: 66 dB
MM: 45 mV; MC: 4,5 mV
MM: 71 dB; MC: 63 dB
|Gain||36 dB, 46 dB, 56 dB, 66 dB|
|Channel separation||> 85 dB at 10 kHz|
|Input impedance||47 kohms, 1 kohm, 100 ohms
1 x custom load
1 x hardwire slot
|Output impedance||47 ohms|
|Input capacitance||100 pF|
|Channel mismatch||typ. 0.5 dB|
|Bass filter||16 settings between 7 Hz and app. 90 Hz|
|Power consumption||< 3 W|
|Outer dimensions W x D x H||Audio section: 114 mm x 124 mm 50 mm
Power supply: 70 mm x 115 mm x 55 mm
|Weight||Audio section incl. cable to power supply: 0.65 kg netto
Power supply: 0.3 kg netto