EAR-Yoshino EAR 868 Preamplifier

Code: 868
  • £4,899.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Encased in solid built construction, to a quality you would expect. Each front fascia is CNC milled for a high level of precision typically associated with finely crafted watches. It’s 10mm thick fascia is hand-finished in flawless chrome and is matched by it’s clutter-free interface. Four gold or chrome finished controls dial in the experience.

EAR have a heritage of crafting products for more than 30 years and if that wasn’t enough, it’s good to know that its designed and made in England.

Handling a variety of analogue sources, the EAR 868 is designed to be the most capable of analogue pre-amps. With 5 analogue inputs, connect your Hi-Fi to the latest devices, like the EAR Dac 4. Aided further by its studio heritage to bring you a pair of balanced inputs in the form of XLRs, you can connect to a whole host of devices you never thought imaginable.

The additional built-in phono stage in the EAR 868PL edition becomes its own when connecting your pickup. You’ll notice your turntable’s Moving Magnet cartridges come alive with grace and with the addition of a Moving Coil toggle switch, the 868PL can support a wide range of cartridges.


  • EAR 868L (Line only): Two PCC88 (7DJ8)
  • EAR 868PL (with Phonostage): Four PCC88 (7DJ8)


  • Signal-to-nosie on Line amp: 90db (1v out ref)
  • Phono Noise (weighted): -80db (IHF)*
  • Phono MM Impedance: 47KΩ*
  • Phono MC Impedance: 4Ω, 12Ω & 40Ω*


  • Five Line Inputs (RCA)
  • One Balanced Input (XLR)
  • Two Ground Terminals
  • One Phono Input (RCA)
  • EAR 868L: Line only input
  • EAR 868PL: Moving magnet/Moving coil


  • Two Line Outputs (RCA) 5V into 600Ω
  • Two Balanced Ouputs (XLR) 5V
  • One Tape Monitor (RCA)

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Weight: 10kg (22lb)
  • Length: 380 mm (15”)
  • Width: 305 mm (12”)
  • Height: 100mm (4”)


  • Total Max Consumption: 24 watts
  • 240 volt / 110 Volt / 100 Volt
  • (depending on model)

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. 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 Turntableworld 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, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock. 

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