Austin Audio Works

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Low Distortionmeans that the amplifier is not creating new noises or signals based on the music and then adding them back into the music content. The NOISE plus the DISTORTION created in the first stage of the preamp is not coherent with the music energy and when added to the music creates a ‘veiled’ or masking sound to the listener. The veiling reduces the ability of your ear to resolve the intended musical passage, to individually resolve the instruments, ensembles, and complexity of the music. Again the timbre of the music produced is unreal, not intended, and in the way of the true musical presentation the artist offers.
The combination of these three errors disturbs the perceived sound space of the recording. These errors confuse your ears and auditory system with ‘stuff’ that was not there in the recording process.

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  
       
Inputs 2 2  
Noise Floor dBV +10 dB) -92 dBv (25 uVRMS) -72 dBv (250 uVRMS) Shorted input
       
Unweighted Dymanic Range 95 dB 80dB Shorted input
       
Distortion <0.001% THD <0.01%THD  
       
Input Impedance unloaded 34 pF 34 pF  
Capacity loading     Step
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)  

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