The Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator phono preamp is the stuff of legend in the analogue world. It was first released by the British manufacturer in the early 2000s, and has been on the market ever since. But the model we are offering is a new version, originally designed for the American market. This Special Edition includes modifications to over half of the product’s original features. It now features higher quality components, wiring and circuit.
It consists of a small, aluminium box around 10cm long. The front panel is very basic, bearing just the elegant company logo and an LED light to indicate when it is switched on. There are no adjustable external or internal settings. But it doesn’t need them, as this product is designed for use with high output phono cartridges, the large majority of which only have standard requirements. It provides a charge of 47 000 Ohms, a capacitance of 100pF and a gain of 41dB. The rear panel features two gold-plated RCA sockets and a female socket for connecting the preamp to an outboard power supply. It comes as standard with a small 24V DC power supply. And if you're looking to improve sound quality by upgrading at a later date, the Graham Slee PSU1 power supply unit makes for a good replacement.
The Graham Slee Amp 2 Special Edition phono stage delivers a sound quality that is both highly musical and neutral. It brings out the definition and transparency in your music, without compromising on timbre and presence. The dynamic range is excellent, as is its sense of rhythm. The sound stage is impressive for a product in this price range.
Today, the Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Special Edition is the benchmark product to pair with the most ambitious and high quality MM Hi-Fi cartridges on the market!
An absolute must!
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Principle: MM phono preamp
Input sensitivity: 2mV to 10mV
Gain: 41 dB at 1 kHz
RIAA curve accuracy: 0.5 dB (20 Hz/20 kHz)
Input impedance: 47 KOhms
Capacitance: 100 pF
Signal-to-noise ratio: 68 dB
Channel separation: 64 dB
Channel balance: 0.1 dB
Distortion: 0.015% at 1 kHz
RIAA accuracy: < 0.5dB
Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
Dimensions: 107 x 117 x 50 mm