"This is a true audiophile phono stage and, partnered with equipment of equal quality, the results are remarkable."
– Hifi News
Most impressive though was the Lehmann Black Cube SE II’s transparency and midrange ease. In that department you’d never guess you were listening to that little black box priced so reasonably, though you’re also hearing the power supply’s contribution you can be sure. Michael Fremer Analogue Planet
The Black Cube SE II comes with top notch technology that points towards higher price points, like all Lehmannaudio electronics.
The input stages used in the this device can also be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamps. The entirely passive RIAA equalization network is realized with high precision foil capacitors to realize an artefact-free transport of microdynamics and room information. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connectors for reliable performance.
A true audiophile phono stage
The maximum gain of the Black Cube SE II is high enough for even very low output MC cartridges. Cartridge adaption itself is totally flexible because gain and lading can be chosen independently from each other. To top this all off, there is a slot for a custom impedance resistor, so that even the most exotic MC cartridges can be loaded adequately without having to buy expensive impedance plugs. No soldering needed.
Because of the small outer dimensions, the SE II audio section can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable length.
Lehmannaudio always pays special attention to details: the cable between power supply and audio section is shielded and ensures flexible placement of audio section and PWX power supply. The cases of both th power supply and the audio section are made of non-magnetic aluminium; additionally equipped with a top cover coated with a special anti-resonance treatment for better suppression of microphonic effects.
A brand new feature that is built into the SE II is the entirely passive bass filter, that is a great help when tailoring the lower corner frequency of the vinyl reproduction to personal needs. 16 different filter curves can be realized.
No sooner had the stylus hit the first groove than I was struck both by the clarity and space between instruments and the width and depth of the well-defined soundstage before me. Clearly, I was dealing with a very capable and musical performer indeed." - HIFI News
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||16 Different Settings For
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||Dual Mono Burr Brown OPA 134
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Hifi News "This is a true audiophile phono stage and, partnered with equipment of equal quality, the results are remarkable. Indeed, the SE II is diffi cult to fault even compared to competition in a much higher price bracket. The exceptionally low background noise allied to a fabulous rhythmic and tonal rendition make it worthy of consideration for those seeking the most detail from their vinyl without having to make a hyperspace price jump."
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