Clearaudio Balance Plus Phono Stage

Clearaudio Balance Plus Phono Stage


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Clearaudio Balanace Plus Phono Stage

The Balance Plus is an extremely quiet, high resolution phono stage capable of handling both MM and MC cartridges. It can be run in fully balanced mode using the XLR input and output, or in true single-ended mode using the RCA input and output (both not a mixture of the two modes). Additionally, it has the option of being run directly into a power amplifier via a high resolution attenuator located on the faceplate along with mute and fixed/variable selectors. This attenuator is also connected to an independent, high quality headphone amplifier. The audio chassis circuit board uses ultra high quality parts for all aspects of the signal path and is housed in an extruded aluminium block that protects against unwanted vibrations. The external power supply is housed in an identically-sized extruded aluminum chassis. Clearaudio’s Accu Plus battery power supply may be added at any time, allowing the Balance Plus to run on pure DC power for even greater performance.



Mode: MM/MC
Amplification at 1 kHz: 63 dB (MC mode)
44 dB (MM mode)
Input Impedance: 510 Ohm/220 pF (MC)
47 kOhm/270 pF (MM)
RIAA (75 µs/318 µs /3180 µs): Yes
RIAA accuracy: ± 0.1 dB
Distortion: 0.001% (IEC A)
Signal to Noise Ratio: > 89 dB (MM)
> 74 dB (MC)
Crosstalk: > 92 dB (at 1 kHz)/opposed channel hot-wired
Maximum Output Voltage: 10.5 V (at 1 kHz)
Operation Voltage: ± 18 V DC / external power supply
Mains Voltage: 115 or 230 V
Output Connections: Unbalanced (RCA)
Balanced (XLR)
Weight: Preamplifier – Approx. 1.8 Kg
Power Supply – Approx. 2.5 Kg
Dimensions (W/D/H): 7.12″ X 8.66″ X 2.17″
182 mm X 220 mm X 55 mm
Manufacturer’s Guarantee: 3 Years

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Weight 8 lbs


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