Soundsmith RIAA-steg

** Newly Updated and Improved! **

An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet.

The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price – and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs –

Each hand – made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response.

· Specifications

Model No.TypeInput Load*Gain*Noise(unweighted)Features
MMP4moving magnet47k 100pF43dB standard **or 34dB special order-92 dB downhigh grade low noise components
MMP3moving magnet47k 100pF43dB standard **or 34dB special order-93 dB downultra low noise, constructed with very high end audio grade components
MCP2moving coil10 Ohms to 5K Continuously Variable R; 220pF Capacitive load62dB-93dB downfully shielded internal transformer step-ups for ultra low noise and lowest distortion; Ultra grade audio grade components used throughout

Dimensions for the MMP4, MMP3 and MCP-2 (without the knob, which adds 3/4″ to the height) 
7” deep, 1&1/2” high, and 4&1/4” wide.
Overload specs for our preamps: Output clipping into 10K Ohms = 8.3 Volts RMS – all models.

Input overload levels for output clipping or non linearity:
MMP3/MMP4 ~~~ 20Hz – 5.3 mV; 1Khz – 53 mV; 20KHZ – 530 mV;
MCP-2 ~~~~ 20Hz – 1.4 mV; 1Khz – 5.3 mV; 20KHZ – 35 mV with input load set to 200 Ohms;

Our MMP3 and MMP4 (Moving Magnet Preamps) work well with any of our Medium and High Output cartridge lines, and other similar cartridges. Our MCP2 (Moving Coil Preamp) works well with any of our Low Output (Moving Iron / Fixed Coil) cartridge line. For Very High (>4.5mV) Output cartridges we offer as an option lowered gain versions of our MMP3 or MMP4 preamps.

THD measurements 1kHz, ~0.004%

24 volt power supply included [US standard 120 volt]; optional European (schuko) 230 volt AC to 24 volt DC transformer