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Graham Slee Elevator EXP Step-Up Amplifier

Graham Slee Elevator EXP Step-Up Amplifier
 Graham Slee Elevator EXP Step-Up AmplifierGraham Slee Elevator EXP Step-Up Amplifier 
(£533.33 Exc. VAT)

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  • Moving coil step-up preamplifier to drive MM phono stage
  • Electronic equivalent of a step-up transformer (SUT)
  • Seven different pre-set cartridge load impedances
  • Tube like extended open-loop frequency response from Ultra-Linear "toolbox"
  • Inherent reduced vinyl click and pop characteristic
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Elevator EXP Step-Up Amplifier (supplied with PSU1 uni-polar power supply)

The Elevator EXP step-up preamplifier preamplifies the signal from a conventional output moving coil phono cartridge to moving magnet cartridge sensitivity. The signal is then fed to a moving magnet phono stage. Unlike a step up transformer hum cannot be induced into it, and it's far more linear making for a tighter bass response.

It's the electronic equivalent of a moving coil step up transformer (SUT). However, a step up transformer easily picks up hum and electrical disturbances — it also consumes some of the delicate signal current to magnetize its core. Because the bass output of an MC cartridge is much less than the mids and highs, the magnetising current losses are not very linear and that makes transformer design difficult — it's never going to perform at its best.

Enter the electronic solution - the Elevator EXP. It uses a technique from our Ultra-Linear "toolbox" which extends open-loop frequency response, something that's usually only available with tube amplification, but tubes can't do such low level signals. It's hardly surprising that it does "the tube sound", but without all the problems you get with tubes — it's an excellent addition to any tube phono preamp when you want to use a low output moving coil.

But use the Elevator EXP with one of our great moving magnet phono stages and you're in for a treat! We recommend you use it with our Reflex M, Revelation M or Era Gold V phono stages — and so do a number of reviewers.

The Elevator EXP also features 7 different preset cartridge load impedances easily selected on the front panel.

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  • Moving coil step-up preamplifier to drive your MM phono stage
  • Electronic equivalent of a step-up transformer (SUT)
  • Seven different preset cartridge load impedances at your fingertips
  • Tube like extended open-loop frequency response from our Ultra-Linear "toolbox"
  • Inherent reduced vinyl click and pop characteristic
  • Rock steady sound stage and "3D" performance
  • Solid-state reliability
  • Input range: 0.15mV to 0.8mV
  • Output (for input range): 2mV to 10mV, suitable for a moving magnet phono stage input
  • Maximum input: 378mV rms (a very large overload margin)
  • Maximum output: 4.914V rms
  • Gain: 22dB (13) < 10Hz to 917kHz (-3dB points)
  • Input impedance: 23, 30, 100, 840, 1000, 5100 and 47000 Ohms
  • Output (driving/source) impedance: 300 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance: 47k Ohms phono stage preamp input
  • Noise at output: -99dB CCIR Q-pk
  • Distortion: 0.02%
  • Frequency response: < 10Hz to 917kHz (-3dB points)
  • Channel balance: 0.2dB
  • Channel separation: 64dB
  • Size (approx.) W: 107 x H: 50 x D: 180 (mm) inc. jacks

Specifications subject to alteration without notice in keeping with our continuous improvement policy.

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.


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  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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