SOULNOTE E-2 PHONO PREAMPLIFIER!


Now this is something, that I'm sure will intrigue many of you. Your's truly is already captivated with this device and the we're arranging the review sample with 加藤秀樹-san. What makes Soulnote E-2 special? It's a phono preamplifier, that  offer the MC, MM and optical cartridge inputs all in one device. Yes, its fully compatible with DS Audio optical cartridges. But, that's not all. Soulnote E-2 feature the independent adjustments with six types of Roll-Off, four types of turnover frequency and six types of Low Limit adjustment. This translates to a total of 144 variation of different EQ curves from the Decca, COLUMBIA to the initial SP record (FLAT).




The setting table for EQ curve is in the user manual


The EQ curve is realized by switching the capacitor of the load of the non-feedback balance amplifier with a large number of relays. As a result, not only "frequency response" but also "phase" are correctly reproduced.


The powerful output features Class-A-discrete-non-feedback-amplifier. In addition, this amplifier changes to the optical cartridge exclusive equalizer when the optical cartridge is selected.

Oversized 400VA toroidal transformer

Also, a large amount of rectifier capacitors are used.

SPECIFICATIONS

Input sensitivity 
MC: 0.4 mV, MM: 4 mV, OPT: 50 mV

Gain 
MC: 72 dB, MM: 52 dB, OPT: 30 dB

Rated output voltage BALANCE
2.8 V, UNBALANCE: 1.4 V

RIAA deviation 
± 0.2 dB

MC load resistance 
3 Ω, 6 Ω, 12 Ω, 24 Ω, 40 Ω, 100 Ω

MM load capacity 
100 P, 200 P, 350 P

MM load resistance 
47 KΩ

Equalizer frequency 
ROLL-OFF [KHz] 
1.59, 2.12 (RIAA), 2.59, 3.18, 6.89, FLAT

Equalizer frequency TURNOVER [Hz] 
250, 390, 500 (RIAA), 630

Equalizer frequency 
LOW LIMIT [Hz] 
50 (RIAA), 71, 100, 125, 150, FLAT

Power supply voltage 
AC 100 V 50/60 Hz

Power consumption 
50 W (J60065)

Maximum external dimensions Body: 
430 (W) x 160 (H) x 410 (D) mm

Weight Approximately 
20 kg

Accessory 
spike, power cable