Graham Slee Jazz Club adjustable phono stage

Graham Slee Jazz Club adjustable phono stage


  • $1,295.00


The Graham Slee Jazz Club phono preamplifier stage allows you to restore the original tonal balance of older records (78's, early LP's and singles) and provides the highest fidelity reproduction of modern vinyl records. Because it uses the Era Gold Mk V board, supreme musicality is assured with records old or new.

Originally reviewed in Stereophile June 2002 and subsequently awarded Class B Recommended Component rating by Stereophile, the Jazz Club was found by Michael Fremer to offer an outstanding sound as a standard MM/RIAA phono section with the added EQ flexibility. Since its review, the Jazz Club has been upgraded to the new Era Gold Mk V main board which gives it an even loftier performance. See the review of the Jazz Club by TNT-Audio Magazine.

The Jazz Club is the record listener's phono preamp because it brings real music to life. It also requires patience. It requires 2 - 3 weeks of actual use before it will let you experience its grandeur. Afterwards, the Jazz Club becomes a musical treasure for all of your records.

LP's and singles
- Switch positions: Equalise
- 250/13.7: Early FFRR (pre '53)
- 500/11: FFRR (Decca/London). MGM, EMI, HMV, RCA, Victor, English Columbia
- 500/13.7: 240mV - 1.08V
- 500/16: 26dB ref 2mV input

- Switch positions: Equalise
- 250/0: Columbia (English), EMI, HMV
- 250/5: Columbia (American 1925>), FFRR, Victor (1925> - some)
- 250/16: Columbia (American 1938>)
- 375/5: Victor (1925> - some)
- 375/11: Capitol, Early Decca, Mercury
- 500/0: Brunswick, Parlophone
- 500/S: Victor (1925> - some, and 1938-47)
- 500/11: MGM, Victor (1947>)

Graham Slee Jazz Club Phono Preamp Specifications
- Input sensitivity: 2mV - 9 mV (4 nominal)
- Maximum input: 45mV rms
- Nominal output: 472mV rms
- Maximum output: 5.3 V rms
- Gain: 41.5dB (118)
- Input resistance: 47k ohms
- Input capacitance: 100pf
- Noise: -68 dB CCIR q pk 20Hz - 20kHz
- Distortion: 0.02%
- RIAA accuracy: 0.5dB
- Frequency response: 5Hz - 150kHz
- Channel balance: 0.2dB
- Channel separation: 64dB
- Dimensions (mm): 117w x 50h x 170d

Should this product fail while being used for its intended purpose, within one year of purchase, we will repair or replace it at our discretion. Please contact LP Tunes for details. No other liability will be accepted. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Graham Slee Projects Limited
1 Monks Way, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, S71 2JD, United Kingdom
+44(0)1226 244908 Tel/Fax email website


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