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Lehmann Audio Black Cube Decade Silver Phono Pre-Amplifier

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Hi-Fi World Industry Review

Hi-Fi World Industry Review

Regarded as an "Excellent solid - state phono stage with tremendous detailing and a silky sound."

The excellent Lehmann Audio Decade fills the gap between the Black Cube SE II and the Lehmann Audio reference phono stage, the Silver Cube. The Decade is the top model of the Black Cube series of phono stages.

The input stages of the Decade can also be found in top end mixing consoles and high class microphone preamps of professional studio electronics. The highly accurate, passive RIAA equalisation network is placed between two linear gain stages and uses precision MKP capacitors. This results in a very stable soundstage reproduction and pin point localisation of instruments.

The maximum gain of 66 dB is well enough for even very exotic low output MC cartridges. Impedance load adaption is practically infinite as with all Lehmannaudio phono stages: there is a free slot for a custom impedance so that every existing MC cartridge on the market can be loaded properly. Input capacitances are adjustable as well and canalso be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamplifiers. The featured Zero global feedback Class A output stage is technically identical with the highly acclaimed Black Cube Linear. It's 30 VA toroidal transformer of the PWX II power supply is a key component for the sonic performance achieved with the Decade. This transformer is not only overdimensioned but sports a grounded isolation coil between the primary and secondary coil.

The faceplate is finished anodized aluminium in either black or silver.

  • Tick The passive filter network between two linear gain stages realized with high precision MKP caps (Epcos)
  • Tick Several resistive and capacitive loads as standard
  • Tick Front switchable gain (36dB - 66dB) and Soft Bass Rollof (6dB/oct. 60Hz)
  • Tick Onboard slot for custom impedance
  • Tick LCL Pi-filter in the power supply section of the audio board for optimal suppression of radio frequent intermissions
  • Tick High quality gold plated pcb mount RCA connectors for audio.
  • Tick High quality double sided printed circuit board for optimal signal routing and component placing.
  • Tick Neutrik connector with gold plated contacts for supply connection (as with the Silver Cube)
  • Tick Only Low-ESR electrolytic capacitors are used
  • Tick Neutrik connectors with gold plated contacts for supply connection (as with the Silver Cube).
  • Tick Chokes before and after the voltage regulation
  • Tick High quality double sided printed circuit board for optimal signal routing and component placing.
  • Tick Double sided board for optimum parts placement and trace routing

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Input Stage Dual-Mono Microphone Preamp Chip, Newest Generation
Sensitivity for Output Level 775 mV/ 0 dB MM: 3.8 mV/1 kHz
MC: 0.38 mV/1 kHz
Max Input Level (1 kHz) MM: 45 mV
MC: 4.5 mV
Gain Settings 36dB, 46dB, 56dB, 66dB
Max. Gain 66dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (RMS Unweighted) MM: 78 dB
MC: 69 dB
Channel Separation > 80 dB at 10 kHz
Internal Impedances 47kΩ, 1kΩ, 100Ω (Selectable)
Custom Impedance Yes, Via Onboard Slot
Output Impedance
Input Capacitance 47 pF to 1,370 pF
Soft Bass Roll-off Filter Yes - Toggle Switch On Face Plate
High Gain Yes - Toggle Switch On Face Plate
RIAA Filter Caps MKP
Bass Coupling After RIAA MKP
Second Gain Stage Dual Mono
Burr Brown OPA 134
Discrete Output Buffer Zero Global Feedback Yes (Bipolar Class A)
Bass Filter 50 Hz, 6 dB/oct.
Power Consumption App 13VA
Dimensions Decade: 110 x 280 x 50mm
PSU: 110 x 280 x 50mm
Weight Decade: 0.87kg
PSU: 1.56kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Lehmann Audio Black Cube Decade Black Phono Pre-Amplifier

Lehmann Audio Black Cube Decade Black Phono Pre-Amplifier


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