ELAC PPA-2 Alchemy Series Phono Preamplifier

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ELAC PPA-2 Alchemy Series Phono Preamplifier

ELAC PPA-2 Overview:

The Alchemy PPA-2 is a full-featured phono preamp that uses all-analog, discrete FET gain and EQ stages to transform microscopic grooves in vinyl into stunningly lifelike music. The PPA-2 can be tailored to specific cartridge requirements, with switchable gain for each channel, MC cartridge loading, and stereo or mono operation. A selection of RCA or XLR inputs and outputs adds even more flexibility to the versatile phono preamp.

Key Features

- Fully discrete, balanced FET topology from input to output

- DC servo-controlled output stage

- Switchable MM or MC gain for each channel

- Precise MC cartridge loading settings for each input can be displayed on the LCD information screen

- Selectable stereo or mono operation

- Highly precise RIAA equalization using metal film resistors and selected metalized polypropylene capacitors

- Selectable rumble filter

- Signal routing through hermetically sealed gold-on-gold relays

- Ultra-low-noise DC voltage regulators

- Microcontroller completely shuts down during normal operation to eliminate any clocking noises

- Internally shielded toroidal transformer and linear power supply for very low radiated hum field

- 12V trigger input

- Liquid crystal display for clear user information

ELAC PPA-2 Specs


Product Type     Phono preamplifier

Enclosure Color     Black

Audio System

Audio Channels     Stereo

Functions     Phono preamplifier

Audio Specifications     Preamplifier - Response Bandwidth - 10 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 86 dB - THD - 0.005%

Features     MM and MC cartridges supported, rack mountable, switchable input impedance


Connectors     2 x phono input (RCA x 2) - rear

Balanced audio input (XLR x 2) - rear

Audio line-out (RCA x 2) - rear

Balanced audio output (XLR x 2) - rear


Voltage Required     AC 100/120/230 V (50/60 Hz)

Dimensions & Weight

Width     17.5 in

Depth     15 in

Height     2 in

Weight     11.99 lbs

Packaging Info

Package Weight     16.345 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)     23.2 x 19 x 4.2"