Graham Slee Reflex M phono preamp
More music from moving magnet cartridge! The Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage preamp is the phono preamp for moving magnet, moving iron and high-output moving coil phono cartridges. The next stage following the exceptional legacy and world class standing of the Reflex, the Reflex M delivers musical reality that is closest to the recorded grooves.
One of the great innovations that made the Era Gold V phono stage preamp miraculous and the Reflex our next generation of Stereophile "Class A" recommended phono stage pre amps is their extremely good open loop linearity.
Negative feedback is used in most all amplifier stages to straighten their open-loop distortion, but often lashings of negative feedback has to be used to force them into linear operation. But as tube amp enthusiasts know, lots of negative feedback doesn't do good music.
The Reflex M phono stage preamp is highly linear before negative feedback is applied. The result is an uncanny reality that transports the listener into a very involving musical experience.
In areas where radio breakthrough is a problem, the Reflex M has been exhaustively tested and refined to reject radio frequencies. It cannot oscillate and tune a radio frequency.
The Reflex M phono preamp comes with the PSU1 linear power supply included and sounds best with it.
Graham Slee Reflex M Phono Preamp Specifications
- Input sensitivity range: 2mV to 10mV
- Output range (for above inputs): 224mV to 1120mV
- Maximum input: 46mV rms
- Maximum output: 5.2V rms
- Gain: 41dB (112) @ 1kHz
- Input impedance: 47k ohms plus 100pF (200pF approx. with arm cable capacitance)
- Output impedance (driving impedance): 1k ohms (will drive 10k ohms and above)
- Noise at output: -73dB CCIR Q-pk; EIN: -114dB
- Distortion: typically 0.01%
- RIAA accuracy: <0.3dB
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 200kHz ("flat", corrected to RIAA)
- Channel balance: 0.2dB
- Channel separation: 60dB
"...it was among the most well-balanced phono pre amps I've heard of any technology at any price. It got out of the way and let the music do the talking with great clarity and definition" - Michael Fremer, Analog Corner, Stereophile; September 2007
"On a track like "Looking for the Heart of Saturday Night" ... the Reflex was the more dimensional performer, especially in front-to-back depth" - Neil Gader, Graham Slee Era Gold V and Era Gold Reflex, The Absolute Sound; June 2, 2009
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