KARAN ACOUSTICS KA PH1 – discontinued


For those audiophiles that are unable to reach our “top of the line” phono preamplifier KA PH Reference, we are offering our new KA PH 1. As well as his very successful predecessor (KA PH2 Mk3) this phono preamplifier is also placed in one box, but most of the solutions applied with reference model are there, which means that the sound of this preamp by far overcomes its predecessor. We developed a new fully balanced design with absolutely no restrictions. Ultimate statement, using best circuit boards, best parts you can find on world market, strong power supply with all of our knowledge and experience built into it. KA PH1 has 1 (XLR and RCA) input. Phono input has input load, input capacity and gain settings. So, the cartridge can be set to the best performance. Output signal phase switch gives the possibility to reproduce the record in correct phase because of non-standard production of the records. The vinyls are recorded with different equalization curves (RIAA, Emi, DECCA, Columbia and Teldec). You will find more important details about it in user manual. To have the correct sound reproduction and to hear all the details recorded on record the vinyl must be reproduced with right equalization. On our new phono KAPH1 as well as on KA PH Reference the user has the possibility to select 1 from 5 eq filters: RIAA, EMI, DECCA, Columbia and Teldec. Numerous possibilities of adjustments, and options of connections are making the adjustments easy for every system with the best possible sound.
Our ultimate goal being to transfer music, soul and emotions registered in the recording studio and projected in your room. Your new phono preamplifier will offer to you new sound experience in analog reproduction. Listen and feel for yourself how the emotions, the soul and power of the music on new KA PH 1 will reach you in new musical dimension.

Technical data:

– Fully balanced topology
– Power supply with four levels of stabilization per channel
– 3 toroidal transformers. Every channel has its own transformer. Third transformer is for control circuits.
– Inputs: 1x (XLR or RCA)
– Outputs: 1x (XLR + 1 RCA)
– Frequency response: DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
– RIAA MM/MC: +/- 0.1 dB
– EMI MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– DECCA MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– COLUMBIA MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– TELDEC MM/MC: +/- 0.2 dB
– S/N ratio better than: -90dB (phono MM), -81dB (phono MC)
– Output level: 12V Eff
– Intermodulation distortion: less than 0.006%
– Dimensions : 500 x 110 x 360 mm WxHxD,
– Dimensions in box: 640x230x470 mm WxHxD,
– Net weight: 18 kg
– Btto Weight: 27 kg