Aurorasound Vida Prima phono preamplifier

Phono preamplifier

High and low impedance MM and MC

Made in Japan

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Manufacturer : AURORASOUND

1 290,00 €

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Aurorasound has not finished to surprise us! After the launch of its flagship product, the Vida Supreme phono preamplifier, the Japanese manufacturer offers a basic model with great promises: the Vida Prima phono preamplifier!

This one may be the most democratic model for the manufacturer, it includes all the know-how and all Aurorasound’s DNA.

AURORASOUND VIDA PRIMA: CHASSIS

You find the “modern/vintage” look of Aurorasound’s devices.

The aluminum box is surrounded by a wooden hull.

AURORASOUND VIDA PRIMA: FRONT PANEL AND BACK PANEL

The front panel offers only one operating voltage indicator and the “big” mute indicator, which is famous today.

At the back panel of this Vida Prima, you find RCA inputs and outputs, and an IEC socket.

There are also 2 rotary selectors. The first one, with 2 positions, allows select the MM or MC gain that is 40 or 64 dB. The second one, with 3 positions, selects the charge: MM (47 000 ohms), very low impedance MC and medium impedance MC. Be careful, this induces the internal impedance of the cartridge and not its recommended resistive charge, i.e. MC cartridge having an internal resistance lower or higher than 14 ohms.

The use of this phono preamplifier has been at most simplified.

AURORASOUND VIDA PRIMA: CIRCUIT

The RIAA circuit combines NF compensation with a CR type. This reproduce a nuanced sound with matter, while limiting distortion and favoring the signal-to-noise ratio.

The components have been selected by their performances and musicality: Texas Instrument semi-conductor, WIMA film capacitors, Japanese precision resistance...

AURORASOUND VIDA PRIMA: POWER SUPPLY

This time, the power supply has been placed in the Vida Prima’s case.

It designed following a toroidal transformer, fast and audiophile filtering capacity diodes. The RIAA circuit is quite complex and fully optimized, in order to be as transparent as possible and as neutral as possible.

AURORASOUND VIDA PRIMA: TEST AND LISTENING

We turned it on 3 days before look into it!

From the openings bars, we are surprised by the analysis and precisions levels. The Vida Prima seems to be deprived of coloration. You hear every thing, and everything is on its place.

The sound stage is extremely precise, and some instruments are really out of the speaker frame.

The bass is very articulated and nuanced, optimizing the physical aspect. The upper mid is straight and fully transparent, and with an analysis level that is worthy of phono preamplifiers much more expensive.

With this Vida Prima phono preamplifier, Aurorasound offers an ultra-performance product that keeps its entire identity and philosophy, and at a mind-blowing price!

The real novelty of the back-to-school season! The new reference!

STEREO-monthly Jan 19 & analog vol.62 winter - "Écoute Parfaite"

“The outstanding sound qualities of the pre amp make it a bargain, a good deal, a revelation. Aurorasound has achieved a high neutral electronics, able to damn the pawn much more expensive than it. The Vida Prima is definitely a phono pre amp that will stay engraved in our memory.” Haute Fidélité France - June 2019

AWARDS:

Hi-Fi News - Highly Recommended - 2019

Analog - Grand Prix - 2019

Haute-Fidélité - Meilleur Achat - 2019

Pure Audio VGP - 2020

Audiophile Videophile - Impressive Equipments of the Year - 2019/2020

Audio Video Pologne - Choix de la Rédaction - 2020

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Inputs/Outputs: RCA

MM impedance: 47 Kohms

MC impedance: > at 15 ohms and < at 14 ohms

MM gain: 40 dB

MC gain: 64 dB

Output impedance: 47Ω

RIAA precision: +/- 0.5 dB of 20 - 20 kHz

MM signal-to-noise ratio: -134 dB

MC signal-to-noise ratio: -134 dB

Distortion: MC 0.01 %, MM 0.009 %

Switch: mute

Dimensions: 250 x 246 x 69mm

Weight: 2.3 kg

Banc d'essai - Hi-Fi News

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Banc d'essai - Diapason

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Banc d'essai - Vumetre

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Banc d'essai - 10 Audio

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Banc d'essai - Haute-Fidelité

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Awards

Awards

Diapason d'or

2019

Haute Fidélité

Meilleur achat - 2019

Hi-Fi News

Highly Recommended - 2019

Grand Prix - 2019

Pure Audio VGP - 2020

2020

Audiophile Videophile

Impressive Equipments of the Year - 2019/2020

Audio Video

Choix de la Rédaction - 2020
Customer reviews
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Customer reviews

5/5
06/30/2020

LARGUÉS....

La qualité des basses, pas au premier plan mais à leurs places, le medium parait enrichi d'une foultitudes de details inaudibles auparavant.... largué le Black Cube SE II... largué le Heed QUASAR III ...... peut être manque t il un soupçon de Gain sur cellule MM mais bon mes blocs HEED PS drivé par le PRÉ ne sont pas trop mis en difficultés ..... next une cellule MC même si black 2M ORTOFON fait le job idéalement ... ravi .

05/07/2020

Quelle classe

Le Vida Prima est venu remplacer le déjà très bon Heed Quasar.
L’association avec une Hana SL est excellente, celle ci s’exprimant encore mieux.
Ce préampli est d’une grande neutralité et transparence, sans être analytique. Les disques sonnent comme ils sont, sans aucune coloration.
Bravo, c’est clairement un maillon indispensable à tout set vinyle performant. La classe...

12/01/2019

LE NADAL DE SA CATEGORIE

Dans mon cas, la victime est également un Black Cube SE 2... totalement largué sur de nombreux aspects le pauvre. Je suis passé d'une certaine frustration (manque de relief, de profondeur, de vie, de définition) à un véritable plaisir d'écoute de chaque instant. Malgré un air de famille avec le radio-réveil de mes parents, en vrai il est magnifique! Il donne une impression de robustesse et de fabrication très haut de gamme. Le coffre en bois est magnifique. Il possède également des pieds amortissant. Pour ma part je lui ai associé à un câble Nordost Blue Heaven. Un investissement totalement justifié au regard de ses performances. Merci Aurorasound!

10/30/2019

Enfin ...

En remplacement d'un Lehmann black cube SE II j'ai succombé et commandé ce fameux Aurorasound vida prima + un câble TRANSPARENT PLUS modulation. Le résultat est stupéfiant, j'ai véritablement gagné en naturel, en précision surtout respecté l'équilibre acoustique entre ma platine EAT C Sharp et mes électroniques Naim.
Merci beaucoup à toute l'équipe pour ses précieux conseils et la livraison express ...

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Aurorasound Vida Prima phono preamplifier

Aurorasound Vida Prima phono preamplifier

Phono preamplifier

High and low impedance MM and MC

Made in Japan

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