Hegel V10 Phono Preamp
Introducing the Hegel V10, a revolutionary approach to a classic technology. Drawing from three decades of expertise in crafting cutting-edge discrete transistor circuits, we've meticulously engineered a phono preamplifier that stands apart. The V10 is characterized by its neutrality, dynamic performance, and exceptional transparency, aimed at delving into the depths of your vinyl records to unveil every nuance.
Designed to capture the essence of sound, the V10 enhances your vinyl listening experience, bringing you closer to the music and the groove. Vinyl appreciation is a tactile journey—from carefully opening the album jacket to placing the needle on the platter. With the V10, we strive to elevate this experience. Through innovative technologies and a ground-up development approach, the V10 offers unprecedented transparency and a captivating soundscape, making your music as tangible and real as the vinyl it's pressed into.
Every aspect of the V10 is meticulously crafted to optimize your music's quality. The chassis is divided into two compartments, isolating power supplies from sensitive amplification circuitry to eliminate interference. Gold-plated terminals, balanced XLR outputs, and a custom grounding screw ensure optimal connections. The input stage employs ultra-low-noise discrete JFET transistors for both Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) inputs, achieving a silent and interference-free signal.
The V10's amplification circuits, utilizing discrete bipolar transistors, maintain ultra-low noise power supplies for both MM and MC gain stages, ensuring accurate signal amplification. The included linear, low-noise analog AC-power supply features a large custom-designed E-core transformer, eliminating interference possibilities.
Recognizing diverse preferences, the V10 is configured as an excellent plug-and-play MM preamplifier out of the box. However, for those seeking more customization, it is highly optimizable. Adjustable parameters include capacitance (100-467 pF) and impedance (33-550 ohms or fixed at 47 kohms) for MM and MC cartridges, along with variable gain settings (5, 10, or 12 dB) and a Subsonic Filter to eliminate unwanted low-frequency noise.
To ensure a seamless experience, the V10 incorporates an adjustable auto standby function, turning off after a late-night listening session. With its versatility and precision, the V10 stands as the perfect companion for your vinyl setup, creating synergy between your system and individual listening preferences, and ultimately transporting you into the groove.
Hegel V10 Phono Preamp Specifications:
Amplifier Typology: Ultra low noise discrete JFET transistor input stage for both MC and MM
Gain XLR Out MM: 40dB / 45dB / 50dB / 52dB
Gain XLR Out MC: 60dB / 65dB / 70dB / 72dB
Gain RCA Out MM: 34dB / 39dB / 44dB / 46dB
Gain RCA Out MC: 54dB / 59dB / 64dB / 66dB
MC Load Impedance: Freely adjustable between 33 and 550 ohm / 47 kohm
MM Load Capacitance: 100pF / 147pF / 220pF / 247pF / 320pF / 420pF / 467pF @ 47 kohm
Subsonic Filter: Switchable on / off, -3dB at 20Hz, -18dB octave
RIAA Accuracy: +/- 0,2dB / 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Noise*: -84dB/MM ("A" weighted ref: 0dBV), -81dB/MC ("A" weighted ref: 0dBV)
Output Impedance XLR / RCA: 200 ohm
Channel Crosstalk: -84dB @1kHz 0dBV
Frequency Response: 2Hz - 20kHz
Distortion (THD) MM: < 0.005% @1kHz 0dBV
Distortion (THD) MC: < 0.009% @1kHz 0dBV
Inputs: 1 x unbalanced (RCA) MM, 1 x unbalanced (RCA) MC
Outputs: 1 x unbalanced fixed (RCA), 1 x balanced fixed (XLR)
Power Adapter: Hegel Power Adapter M30103
Dimensions with Feet: 6cm x 21cm x 28cm, 2.4" x 8,3" x 11" (H x W x D)
Weight: 2,2kg / 4,9lbs unit weight
* When stable operating temperature has been reached