BC703HB Phono Stage
Supercap/High Speed Cap Power Supply, 4 hours running time without AC input.
User adjustable gain: 87dB to 35 dB gain in 6 steps and internal R and C loading
If you are serious about your vinyl-encoded music and are ready or think you are ready for the last phono preamp you will ever buy
Woe is me. I have been smitten by an excellent stereo component, and now I have to give it back. Learn from my misery -- if you’re going to listen to the BC703, be sure you can afford it.
Jason Thorpe SoundstageNetwork
I can confidently say that the BC703 is about as universal a phono stage as exists here and now. Its loading affords tremendous flexibility, and its enormous amount of gain will ensure that no cartridge will tax its output capabilities. It has an interesting upgrade path, one that deals directly with the vagaries of the power you feed to it, and it's built by someone whose products often represent unique solutions, technical and sonic - TheAudioBeat
Rather than presenting you with all the techincal details about the development of our new flagship phonostage, we will simply tell you that this new design was 6 years in the making.
When we say precision reference we mean it. The RIAA equalization curve tracks within 0.1dB of its specification!
It is THE NEW reference standard for every relevant specification that we have tested.
It has been through the toughest tests in terms of high gain and low noise.
No other phono stage is as quiet as the BC703.
Just plug it in and enjoy the music.
It has topped the best tube phonostage that our collective ears have heard. It has gain that can match any CD level. It has 5 levels of gain settings with the highest one being a remarkable 87dB without using an input transformer!
Thats 10 times louder than most MC phonostages and with less noise.
Without input transformer, that means you are totally free to experiment with different loading to optimize the MC cartridge.
Why are there no front panel knobs? BC has decided there is no need for knobs or front panel controls with the exception of a mute switch. All the switchable gain, impedance and capacitance loading is done internally with gold-plated jumpers. Jumpers provide the most reliable long-term connections compared to switches, including front panel or internal dip switches.
The BC703 also has a separate MC and MM input for optimum matching. It also features a switchable rumble filter for those listeners who have full-range speakers.
The BC703 is truly a no compromise design.
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