CAMBRIDGE AUDIO SOLO PHONO PREAMP
Hear your records as they're meant to sound
The Cambridge Solo phono preamp looks good and is cleverly designed - inside and out — to keep noise out of your listening experience. It makes your records sound as they were meant to be.
Inside the beautiful silver chassis are circuit boards with surface-mounted high quality components, and a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply. You can't see the components, but more importantly, you can't hear them.
The Solo amplifies the tiny signal from a moving magnet cartridge without adding distortion or noise, so you hear only the beautiful music your records contain.
Carefully Selected Components
To preserve the unique warmth of the vinyl sound, the Solo phono preamplifier has been carefully designed with a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface mounted circuit board layout to reduce unwanted noise. The switch mode power supply improves performance by switching outside of audible frequency to drastically reduce hum, while the new circuit board layout uses surface-mount components to reduce noise.
Subsonic Filter & Balance Control
If some records in your collection are a little worse for wear, the subsonic filter will help to eliminate low frequency rumbles that can be caused by imperfections within your vinyl. Combine this with the balance control for handling potential cartridge imbalances in your record player (that can cause a difference between the left and right channels) and the result is a detailed experience with accurate soundstage.
The Cambridge Audio Solo is outfitted with a set of stereo RCA inputs to connect your moving magnet (MM) cartridge turntable. The Solo is also outfitted with a set of stereo RCA outputs to connect the pre-amplifier to the line-level inputs on your home receiver or integrated amplifier.
Note: Do not connect the Solo to a "Phono Input" on a receiver or integrated amplifier.
If your turntable has a separate grounding lead then connect it to the Solo's ground terminal. This provides shielding to the arm and the sensitive circuitry in the turntable.
Detachable AC Power Cord
The Cambridge Audio Solo comes with a 58" detachable AC power that plugs into the back of the phono preamplifier and a AC power outlet or surge protector (sold separately).
Max Power Consumption: 10 watts
Standby Consumption: <0.5 watts
Mains Inlet Voltage: 100-240V AC
Auto Power Down: The Cambridge Audio Solo has an Auto Power Down function. The phono preamplifier will automatically switch to standby mode after inactivity of 20 minutes.