Renaissance Audio RP-01 MC Phonostage
Retails at £1995
Excellent and boxed.
Incorporating both input transformers and screened output transformers together with fully balanced class A electronics, the RP-01 combines ultra-low noise, high gain and enormous overload margin to make it suitable for the vast majority of moving coil cartridges.
Accurate RIAA equalisation is achieved using a combination of passive and active networks.
Output from the RP-01 with typical hi-fi cartridges tends to be similar in level to CD players. For example, 0.25mV (1kHz) input results in 0.63V output.
The case is from 1.5 mm steel with boundary layer acoustic damping to the top cover. Circuit boards and toroidal signal transformers are mounted on an internal aluminium plate.
A separate +/- 24V dc power supply unit is included.
Gain: 68 dB at 1kHz
Input impedance: 45 ohms nominal
Output impedance 150 ohms
Output level for 1% distortion: 55 volts rms
Connections: RCA inputs and line outputs, thumbscrew earthing terminal
Dimensions: 450mm wide x 65mm high x 340mm deep
(power supply is 145mm wide x 60mm high x 260mm deep)