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Micro Basic $350
Convenient and affordable - using a small audio chassis and a special mounting pass-through hole, the Micro Basic can be positioned very close to the signal source. Direct switching between MM-MC operation is via a switch on the circuit board accessible through the chassis.
As an analog specialist, Clearaudio uses its expertise to design and manufacturer high quality phono preamplifiers for every price range. The power supply of all Clearaudio phono preamplifiers is separate from the audio chassis, allowing high capacity while simultaneously shielding the sensitive audio circuits from unwanted interference. Only hand selected and matched high quality parts are used in assembly to ensure exact RIAA equalisation.
$350 Suggested Retail Price.
Technical Data Micro Basic:
Gain:
60dB (MC) 40dB (MM)
Input impedance:
800 Ohms/270pF MC47k Ohms/270pF MM
RIAA Accuracy:
+/- 0.4 dB
Distortion:
0.004%
Signal/Noise ratio:
>65 dB(MC)
Channel separation:
>90 dB
MM/MC input:
Switchable (on bottom)
Power voltage:
+/- 25V DC
Outputs:
Asymmetrical (RCA)
Weight:
0.2 kg
Dimensions (in mm):
50x74x30



The Basic phonostage offers both MM and MC capabilities, with enough gain to drive the lowest output cartridges. It is a very simple unit to operate with a single button switching between MM and MC functionality. Another nice feature is it dedicated power transformer, which resides outside the actual phonostage to keep the audio circuit as quiet as possible. The Basic is available in both Black and Silver finish.
The layout of the circuitry is optimised for high channel separation, complementing Clearaudio phono cartridges. All of our phono preamplifiers use the Clearaudio non-magnetic MPC RCA jacks.
$600 Suggested Retail Price.
Technical Data Basic:
Gain:
60dB (MC) 40dB (MM)
Input impedance:
800 Ohms/270pF MC47k Ohms/270pF MM
RIAA Accuracy:
+/- 0.2 dB
Distortion:
0.004%
Signal/Noise ratio:
>65 dB(MC)
Channel separation:
>90 dB
MM/MC input:
Switchable (on bottom)
Power voltage:
+/- 25V DC
Outputs:
Asymmetrical (RCA)
Weight:
1.5 kg
Dimensions (in mm):
102x165x60

True symmestrical layout, balanced (XLR) and single ended (RCA) outputs, and a superb channel separation are special features of the Balance phono stage. The audio chassis circuit board is housed in an extruded aluminium block that protects against unwanted vibrations. The double sized power supply is housed in a separate chassis. Dedicated for MC cartridges, the Balance is the top choice for use with balanced input line stages.
One example of Clearaudio's commitment to quality control is our meticulous in-house procedures including both measurement and listening tests. It is our firm belief that these in-house procedures are the best way to assure utmost quality.
$1,600 Suggested Retail Price.
Technical Data Balance:
Gain:
58dB (MC)
Input impedance:
500 Ohms/270pF MC
RIAA Accuracy:
+/- 0.05 dB
Distortion:
0.004%
Signal/Noise ratio:
>80 dB(MC)
Channel separation:
>100 dB
MM/MC input:
only MC-mode
Power voltage:
2x +/- 25V DC
Outputs:
Symmetrical (XLR) and Asymmetrical (RCA)
Weight:
1.6 kg
Dimensions (in mm):
175x130x60



Clearaudio Accessories

Accessories

Exact Sylus Pressure Gauge
Electronic digital stylus pressure gauge accurate up to 0.1g. Auto calibration and battery powered for universal use.

$500 Suggested Retail Price
Record Cleaning Brush
Carefully cleans your LP with 2 rows containing over 1 million self cleaning, anti-static carbon fibre bristles.

$30 Suggested Retail Price
Stability Headshell
A high quality replacement headshell for universal mount tonearms, featuring Clearaudio non-magnetic gold spring clips. It is available in both aluminium and titanium.

$290, $320 Suggested Retail Price
Headshell leads
For the best connection between your cartridge and existing tonearm, use these 50mm length OFC copper leads with non-magnetic Clearaudio cartridge pins. These leads are compatible with most tonearms and cartridges.

$75 Suggested Retail Price
Clever Clamp
Ingenious lightweight and affordable device for clamping the record to the platter. It is compatible with all turntables.

$30 Suggested Retail Price
Quadro Clamp
Beautifully designed record weight that increases the surface contact between the record and the platter. Available in both a tall version for turntables with pivoted arms, or a low version for turntables using linear tracking tonearms.

$150 Suggested Retail Price
Bearing Grease
Completely synthetic, long-lasting turntable bearing lubricant (non-hardening compound) keeps your platter running smoothly.

$15 Suggested Retail Price
Acrylic Spikes
Resonance control for all hifi components. Noticeable improvements when used under loudspeakers and electronics.

$35 Suggested Retail Price (each)
Spike Plates
Precision turned plates to be used with Acrylic spikes for enhanced resonance control and to protect precious surfaces.

$10 Suggested Retail Price (each)