One word, RESOLUTION. This head amp is a real beast of beauty. The ability to set every sound in it without halo, yet still make it all into a whole is fantastic. I’ve tried to break it again and again and I can’t. I love it over what I have now. This is one of those things you almost don’t want to know the specs, as it SOUNDS so right.
Galen Garies, Audiophile and Engineer
A sonically exquisite Phono Preamplifier featuring the lowest-noise which reveals the most refined resolution and detail. The Black Swan’s extraordinary front panel cartridge loading technology permits the personalization of cartridge performance and the ability to explore the full character of the turntable to cartridge interactions.
The Black Swan’s gain stages offer a very fast and clear yet neutral sonic image featuring passive RIAA equalization and no global feedback thus rendering incredible resolution without the sonic confinement found generally in most RIAA Equalized head-amplifiers.
Black Swan Specifications
|Mode of use|
|Specification||Moving Coil||Moving magnet|
|(+10dB)||46dB (58 dB Balanced)||32dB (52 dB Balanced)||1 kHz|
|+20||62dB (68 dB Bal)||42dB (48dB Bal)||"|
|+30||72dB (78 dB Bal)||52dB (58dB Bal)||"|
|+40||82dB (88 dB Bal)||52dB (58dB Bal)||"|
|+50||92dB (98 dB Bal)||62dB (68dB Bal)||"|
|+60||100dB (106 dB Bal)||72dB (78dB Bal)||"|
|RIAA Response||0.1 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz||0.1 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Noise Floor dBV +10 dB)||-92 dBv (25 uVRMS)||-72 dBv (250 uVRMS)||Shorted input|
|Unweighted Dymanic Range||95 dB||80dB||Shorted input|
|Input Impedance unloaded||34 pF||34 pF|
|Resistance Loading||30 kOhms to 130 kOhms||20 Ohms to 1020 Ohms||Continuous|
|Maximum Output||6.8 VRMS (13.6 VRMS Bal)||6.8 VRMS (13.6 VRMS Bal)|