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Graham Slee Era Gold V Moving Magnet Phono stage

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Graham Slee Era Gold V phono stage

The Graham Slee Era Gold phono preamp is quite unlike any other phono stage. It throws current thinking (in solid state versus valve arguments) to the wind and concentrates on the one and only important task, reproducing music the way it sounds. Specifically developed for high quality moving magnet, moving iron and high output moving coil cartridges; the Graham Slee Era Gold produces a sound that enthralls the listener with its crystal clarity and tonal precision.
With the Era Gold phono pre amp, bass plumbs the depths but is not overblown and detail is carried to communicate the true character of real bass. Mid range has the transparency and openness to deliver both the complexity or simplicity of a performance with unbelievable presence. Reproduction of highs have such reality that each harmonic identifies the true character (timbre) of the instrument and ambiance of venue, to capture the ethereality and ephemerality of the moment. The Era Gold pre amp incorporates a cutter head 'knee' and low input capacitance to compensate for groove and cartridge phase displacement, thereby restoring harmonic information. Phase error is virtually non-existent due to an extremely wide and stable 2.7Mhz bandwidth. Dual regulator power filtration is afforded through a PSU1 24 watt peak capacity power supply and the Era Gold built-in regulator system.

"Finally there's the issue of run-in and warm up as these units need to be left on continuously (7 watts power consumption - HIAudio) and used regularly! With those practical points in mind The Graham Slee Era Gold / Elevator EXP pair rates as one of the finest moving coil stages I've used and earns a hearty approval for record junkies who want to hear more of what's in the vinyl groove." Andrew Harrison, Hi Fi News November 2004

"This is evident by the Era Gold Vs mastery at reproducing the music with such scale that even the most complex music never catches it out. My reference record deck displayed such a grip of the music that it was almost frightening at times. I can give this RIAA a recommendation of the highest order with absolute confidence. In my opinion this is probably one of the best RIAAs in the world." Stewart Wennan, Hi-Fi World August 2004

"... the Era Gold is ordinary to look at (no Longer - HIAudio) - however, sonic performance comes first and that's one area where the GSP Audio doesn't need lessons It's moving magnet only, but with such cartridges its deliver a killer performance that no price comparable rival can match. That's why it comes our winner"
What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision February 2004

"But you wont buy this for its looks. Given its price and its miraculous - and this agnostic means miraculous - performance, I recommend the Graham Slee Era Gold Mk.V as enthusiastically, if not more so, as I've recommended any product I've reviewed and recommended in all the years I've been doing this."
Michael Framer, Stereophile? January 2004

"If you are in the market for a serious phono-stage for MM or high output MC then the GSP Audio Era Gold will be the one the others have to beat. It is so good that you might even start doubting the need for MC at all."
Jason Hector, Hi-Fi +

"...I've listed the runners and riders, added the caveat "in my system and room" and finally "to my ears", so here goes. The Era Gold + Elevator EXP is the best phono combination for MC's I've ever heard - period..."
Geoff Husband, TNT-Audio.

Technical Specification

Nominal Input sensitivity
4mV

Input range
2mV - 10mV

Input Impedance
47k & 100pF

Maximum input
45mV rms (ref 1kHz)

Gain
41.5dB

output
480mV

Maximum output
5.3V rms

Output will drive
600 Ohms

Output noise
(CCIR* q-pk 20Hz-20kHz). -68dB

Distortion
<0.02%

RIAA accuracy
0.25dB

Bandwidth
5Hz - 2.7MHz

Reproduction curve
RIAA with 50kHz EQ

Channel balance
0.2dB

Channel separation
64dB

Phono connectors
Heavy Gold Plated/teflon insulated

Mains Voltage
UK 200-250V ac 50/60Hz

Size (approx.)
116 175 x 49 (mm) inc feet

*A wtd. Noise is approximately 10dB better

The Graham Slee Era Gold V phono pre amplifier requires a burn in period of at least 2 weeks from new to achieve its best performance.

Available in two different versions - standard PSU (green) or with upgraded PSU 1

Today's domestic electricity supply can prove problematic for the committed audiophile; voltage variations and spiking within the AC supply can seriously detract from the listening experience
For those customers who do not intend to rewire their house, or spend small fortunes on miracle block/cables, the Graham Slee Projects PSU1 power supply is now available.

Designed for use with all Graham Slee phono stages, the PSU1 comes as standard with the Era Gold, Jazz Club, Elevator EXP and Solo Headphone amplifier; and can be purchased separately as an upgrade for the Gram Amp 2, Gram Amp 2 SE and the Intro models of the Solo and Era Gold.

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Hifisound or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience.

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