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Graham Slee Gram Amp 3 Fanfare MC Phono stage

code: GSPGRAM3FANFARE
£280.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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  • Entry model dedicated MC phono stage from Graham Slee
  • Includes Green Power Supply

Graham Slee Gram Amp 3 Fanfare phono stage

An RIAA phono stage preamp dedicated to moving coil cartridge pre-amplification.

The Gram Amp 3 Fanfare phono stage preamp is a dedicated (fixed gain) conventional output moving coil cartridge phono stage preamp designed for moving coil phono cartridges having outputs in the range 0.3 to 1.2 mV (300 to 1,200 µV). Corresponding output being 240 - 954mV (1kHz reference).

The Gram Amp 3 Fanfare is a better choice than a budget universal phono stage and its performance is far better than its mid-market price may suggest...

"The Fanfare kept everything nice and tidy, allowing the listener to plunge into the heart of the music, while still being able to distinguish individual elements: a subtle bass riff, the stroke of a brush on a snare drum, the intake of a singer's breath... extracting both the music and emotion with utter conviction. The midrange textures were almost tangible, the treble sweet and airy, the bass deep and authoritative."

[Deon Schoeman, Phono Pre-Amplifiers: Graham Slee Projects Gram Amp 3 Fanfare, Audio Video, November 2009]

It uses our latest ultra-linear techniques which make the music more fluidly clear you won't believe it's solid state...

"...the Slee had settled down and was giving me clarity, dynamics, soundstage, etc. I loved the sound of it... As I listened I realised that the Fanfare had totally separated the instruments out and spread them over this huge sound stage. The instruments were no longer rubbing up against each other, creating a thick or an artificially full sound. It had been more obvious that it was doing this on reggae as the blurred reggae bass on a bad amp adds a fullness to every other instrument. The Fanfare got the reggae bass straightaway. It now seems to be sorting out bucket loads of other stuff as well."

[gbdb user review, Gram Amp 3 Fanfare, Owners Forum, November 2009]

The Gram Amp 3 Fanfare phono stage preamp represents a "minima" in cost for its real "maxima" in moving coil performance. It's quite amazing considering its mid-market price tag.

"Green" As Standard

For the 2009/2010 season (by December 2009), the Gram Amp 3 Fanfare phono stage preamp is supplied with a universal-voltage energy-efficient mains plug mounted power supply. It can also be powered by our PSU1 power supply which can be ordered separately.

Specifications

Input sensitivity range: 0.3mV to 1.2mV

Output for input sensitivity range: 240mV - 954mV

Maximum input level: 6.16mV (ref 1 kHz)

Gain (ref 1kHz): 58dB

Input impedance resistive: 100 Ohms

Output noise: (CCIR Q-Pk 22Hz-22 kHz) -67dB

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) -125dB

Reproduction characteristic: RIAA within 0.5dB total deviation 20Hz-20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise measured at 80Hz, 1kHz, 5.6 kHz and 16 kHz: less than 0.05% (typically <0.015% at 1 kHz)

Channel balance: 0.1dB
Channel separation: 64dB

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.

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