RIAA equalization is a specification for the recording and playback of phonograph records, established by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The purposes of the equalization are to permit greater recording times (by decreasing the mean width of each groove), to improve sound quality, and to reduce the groove damage that would otherwise arise during playback.
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Internally, the RESTEK MINIRIA consists of two separate identical Mono precursors with two stages of amplification and an active and passive RIAA equalisation. The input sensitivity of the amplifier stages can be adapted in an area of + 32 dB to + 64 dB, to compensate for the volume differences of the various pickup systems. The phono output drivers connect to the preamplifier . The low output impedance of 50 ohms and the maximum current of up to 35 mA rms this driver stages allows on the one hand a correct cable adjustment and on the other hand the use of sometimes unavoidable long connection cables between the phono and the preamplifier, without compromising the music signal through the cable. All parts of the electronics of the MINIRIA are DC-coupled, it is possible to transmit also the lowest frequencies. This means it can transmit a signal without distortion and phase-fixed in the lower frequency range. Noise and crosstalk are perceptible only to the limit of the measuring. EUR 580,-
TRIGON Vanguard II – Phono stage for MM and MC systems. Externally accessible dip-switches allow perfect matching of gain, impedance and capacitance to suit a wide range of phono cartridges. Its external power supply allows to install the Vanguard II phono stage near the turntable, maintaining a short and direct signal path while minimizing interference. Affordable high value – excellent sound and outstanding built quality! EUR 530,-
and also for the linearization of the pre-equalized signals on the record.
Like the simpler MINIRIA phono stage, the MRIA + consists of two separate identical mono pre-stages, each with two amplification stages and passive and active RIAA equalization. The input sensitivity of the amplifier stages can be adjusted in a range from +32 dB to +64 dB in order to compensate for the volume differences of the different pickup systems. EUR 1200,-
The front-side switching and display of all operating states as well as software-controlled charge control and monitoring of the long-life lead-acid batteries ensure the simplest operation and maximum operational safety. Externally accessible switches enable the gain, resistance and capacity to be optimally adapted to a wide variety of pickup systems. The slim design enables short signal paths to be maintained by placing it in the immediate vicinity of the turntable. EUR 950,-
Price: € 5400,- The RESTEK EMAS is more than just an ordinary Phono Pre. It has seven asymmetrical phono inputs and an additional asymmetrical high-level input. The RESTEK EMAS is the central switching point for systems with several turntables or sound bases. It manages and forwards all external sources. This is done by switching the signal sources, linearizing and amplifying or weakening the output signal as well as special adjustments to the sound boxes for sound optimization.
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