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Music Hall PA15.3

Phono preamplifier for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges

Item # 823PA153

It features adjustable cartridge loading, so you can get the best out of moving magnet and moving coil cartridges.

It features adjustable cartridge loading, so you can get the best out of moving magnet and moving coil cartridges.

Item # 823PA153

In stock
$250.00

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About the Music Hall PA15.3

Excellent performance plus versatility

The Music Hall PA15.3 is a fully adjustable phono preamp that can help you get the best out of turntables with moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. It lets you make the fine adjustments that bring out the details in your beloved vinyl, and gives you the flexibility to adapt when you buy a new cartridge or turntable in the future.

Excellent performance plus versatility

The Music Hall PA15.3 is a fully adjustable phono preamp that can help you get the best out of turntables with moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. It lets you make the fine adjustments that bring out the details in your beloved vinyl, and gives you the flexibility to adapt when you buy a new cartridge or turntable in the future.

The back panel features an array of DIP switches that can be configured for optimum gain, input impedance, and input capacitance. A defeatable subsonic filter lets you eliminate any low-frequency rumble that creeps into your playback.

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Product highlights:

  • compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • DIP switches for adjustable gain and cartridge loading
    • gain: 40dB, 43dB, 60dB, 63dB
    • input capacitance: l00pF, 200 pF, 320pF, 420pF
    • input impedance: 10 ohms, 100 ohms, 1k ohms, 47k ohms
  • external power supply for reduced noise and interference
  • defeatable subsonic rumble filter
  • gold-plated input and output jacks for solid, corrosion-free connections
  • THD: 0.001% at 40dB gain; 0.005% at 60dB gain
  • RIAA response accuracy: 0.5dB (20-20,000 Hz)
Dimensions and warranty:

What's in the box:

  • Phono preamplifier
  • AC power adapter (attached 4' DC cord)
  • 3 AC plugs (US/EU/UK)
  • Instruction Manual

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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) 92
Signal-to-noise Ratio (MC) 92

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Features

Rigid Extruded Aluminum Housing: The Music Hall pa15.3 phono preamp features a rigid extruded aluminum chassis to ward off the effects of stray magnetic fields and provide a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses, thus providing you with the best sound possible from your turntable.

MM or MC Cartridge Compatible: The Music Hall pa15.3 phono preamp cane be used with moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. The pa15.3 is fully adjustable for gain and loading allowing you to really dial in and maximize the performance of your cartridge. The left and right channel of the phono preamp have their own setting (make sure to set them both equally). The following dip-switches are on the rear-panel of the phono preamp.

  • Gain: 40dB (MM), 43dB (MM), 60dB (MC) 63dB (MC)
  • Input Impedance: 10 ohm, 100 ohm, 1k ohm, or 47k ohm
  • Input Capacitance: 100pF, 200pF, 320pF, or 420pF

Note: Before setting the phoo preamp to MM or MC, you must first disconnect it from the power supply and your receiver or integrated amplifier.

RIAA Equalization: The Music Hall pa15.3 is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a line-level signal with exellent linearity and superior low noise.

Subsonic Filter: A switchable subsonic filter prevents your amplifier and speakers of ultra low rumble. The subsonic filter can be turned on or off.

Stereo RCA Input & Output: The Music Hall pa15.3 is outfitted with a stereo RCA input and output for connection to your turntable and receiver or integrated amp. The phono preamp uses gold-plated RCA terminals for excellent audio signal transfer and resistance to corrosion.

Ground Terminal: The pa15.3 phono preamp has a turntable ground, in case your turntable has a separate ground lead. This provides shielding to the tone-arm and the sensitive circuitry in the turntable.

External Power Supply: The pa15.3 phono preamp operates off of standard household AC current, using the supplied AC power adapter. The external power adapter is separate from the phono preamp to further improve sound quality.

  • Input: 120V~60Hz, 110mA
  • Output: 15V - 250mA

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