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Primare R15

Phono preamplifier for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges (Titanium)

Item # 244R15TI

Elegant, solidly built, and offers flexibility for use with moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges.

Elegant, solidly built, and offers flexibility for use with moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges.

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Item # 244R15TI

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$1,195.00

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About the Primare R15

A versatile, handsome phono preamp

The Primare R15 phono preamp is solidly built, and offers beautiful sound with moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges. Rear-mounted DIP switches allow precise cartridge loading, with adjustable capacitance and resistance. The back panel also has switches for choosing MM/MC, gain, and engaging a subsonic rumble filter.

A versatile, handsome phono preamp

The Primare R15 phono preamp is solidly built, and offers beautiful sound with moving magnet and low-output moving coil cartridges. Rear-mounted DIP switches allow precise cartridge loading, with adjustable capacitance and resistance. The back panel also has switches for choosing MM/MC, gain, and engaging a subsonic rumble filter.

Stylish sound from Scandinavia

Primare (pry-MARE) lives up to the Scandinavian reputation for utility and beauty in design. Founded in Sweden in the mid '80s, Primare relies on a talented team of designers to create its innovative high-end audio components. Among audiophiles, their equipment is admired both for its exceptional sound quality and its elegant appearance. The relevant Swedish word is lagom, which carries the meaning "not too much, not too little, everything in balance, proportion, and harmony."

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Product highlights:

  • compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • switchable gain: 40/45dB MM, 60/65dB MC
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 83dB MM, 74dB MC
  • six rear-mounted DIP switches for variable cartridge loading
  • adjustable resistance:
    • moving magnet: 2.5K, 47K ohm
    • moving coil: 30-500 ohm (6 steps)
  • adjustable capacitance:
    • moving magnet: 100, 200, 300, 400pF
    • moving coil: 100pF, 1nF
  • switchable subsonic filter (-3dB @ 12Hz, 12dB/octave)
  • THD @ 20-20,000kHz: <0.02% MM, <0.03% MC
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Features & specs

Features
Cartridge Type MM, MC
Subsonic Filter Yes
Adjustable Resistance Load Yes
Adjustable Capacitance Load Yes
Vacuum Tube No
Connections
RCA Inputs 1 pair
XLR Inputs No
RCA Outputs 1 pair
XLR Outputs No
USB Output No
Specs
Signal-to-noise Ratio (MM) ---
Signal-to-noise Ratio (MC) ---

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