The LV1 phono pre-amplifier proves that great things come in small packages. Implementing a low noise input stage and a Class A output stage the LV1 provides a true taste of Hi-end audio at a modest budget. Features excellent gain, user selectable input loading and both MM or MC cartridge support makes this little gem an easy choice for any vinyl lovers system.
The LV-1 is an affordable high-end phono preamplifier. Derived from our well reviewed “Vinyl” preamplifier the “Little Vinyl” offers everything you need at a price within easy reach of most.
The LV-1 uses a J-Fet input stage and a wide bandwidth low noise output stage. Everything operates in Class A as it should, and the noise levels are very low. The LV-1′s sonic signature is transparent with a hint of warmth and the soundstage generated is realistic and tangible.
The LV-1 is suitable for both moving coil and moving magnet cartridges and offers several selectable cartridge loads.
Configuration options are all via switches accessible on the rear panel.
The chassis is constructed from 3mm aluminium and as with our other products is supported optimally on three acoustically inert feet. The non-resonant, non-magnetic structure presents a simple stylish look.
Gain at 1kHz: MC 62dB, MM 40dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.3dB ref RIAA spec
Input Impedance: 100, 475, 47k Ohms user selectable
Input capacitance: 220pF switchable as rf rejection filter
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Distortion: <0.01% in normal operation
Hum & Noise: >80dB A weighted with ref to 5mV input
Power Consumption: 2.5 Watts
Mains Voltage: Universal
Dimensions: 140mm deep, 230mm wide, 70mm high