Another new exotic audio product from CHARLIN. CHARLIN Mini PhonoS phono preamplifier is interesting new phono preamplifier with a lot under the hood...
Founded in 2013 by Olivier Robert A. Charlin brand was named as a homage to the French engineer André Charlin (1903 - 1983), who applied among others the first principles of stereo cinema in the 1930s.
New Phono preamplifier was designed to complement mini range and it will be available in black, gray or chrome with the chassis milled from a solid nonmagnetic aluminum block. Unique ALBAT architecture optimizes the spatial coherence of the sound via in-house anti-vibration mechanical principles. All the connectors are made of copper and tellurium with 24 carat gold coating.
It serves both MM and MC cartridges and allows the adjustments of input impedance via five fixed positions: 47 Ohms, 1 kOhm, 500 Ohms, 200 Ohms and 100 Ohms.
The Charlin Mini phono preamp includes for Decca, Columbia, and RIAA the equalization curves and very rare curve A optimized for recordings by André Charlin.
Charlin Mini phono preamplifier is made in France, of luxury origin and very versatile. It weights no less then 26 kg and comes at € 6,900.
Controls front panel: ON / OFF switch, volume control
Controls rear: MM / MC selector, MC input impedance selector, EQ curve selector
Selectable input impedance: 47 KOhms, KOhms 1, 500 ohms, 200 ohms, 100 ohms
Selectable equalization curves: RIAA, Decca (London, Deutsche Grammophon (DG), Archiv, EMI, Argo, NAB etc ...), Columbia (Columbia / CBS, Epic, EMI), A. Charlin
Output Impedance: 110 Ohm
Gain MM / MC: 56, 66 dB
signal / noise ratio: MM 93 dB (101 dB - IEC -A) / MC 87 dB (96 dB - IEC -A)
Total harmonic distortion: MM: 0.0001% / MC: 0.0005%
Tracking accuracy of the RIAA curve: 0.001 dB / 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Connectors: RCA unbalanced input, mechanical ground pad, balanced XLR output
IEC type AC power with fuse
Input voltage: 220 - 240V, 50 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD): 400 x 400 x 120 mm
Weight: 26 kg
Price: € 6,900