McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the Conrad-Johnson PV-1?
- Phono Stage 34.5 dB (phono overload 500 mV at 1kHz)
- Line Stage:
- 24.5 dB
- less than .05% THD or IMD
- bandpass 2Hz to more than 100kHz
- RIAA Equalization:
- +/- .25 dB (20 to 20 kHz)
- S/N Ratio:
- Phono Stage 70 dB below 10 mv input
- Line Stage:
- 84 dB below 2.5 volt output
- Phono Stage is phase correct, Line Stage is phase correct
What else to know about the Conrad-Johnson PV-1?
"THE PV-1 IS PART OFA LONG LINE OF GREAT PRE AMPS BULIT BY CONRAD JOHNSON. THIS THE FRIST IN THERE LINE OF GREAT PRODUCTS AND AFTER OWNING OTHER PRODUCTS BY ELECTROCOMPANIET , NAIM , ET AL. I STILL THINK THIS ONE TELLS THE TRUTH. RE -TUBE AND GO!! IF YOU CAN FIND ONE GET IT. THE SONUD IS RICH AND WARM AND IF YOU LOVE 50'S AND 60 'SJAZZ THIS IS YOUR PREAMP. WITH VINYL THE PV1 GIVES YOU SOUND IN THREE DEMENSIONS. THE PERFORMERS ARE RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU. MUSIC SOUNDS REAL AND FULL OF LIFE BILL AND LEW GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME AROUND. NOW I WILL SAY I DID OWN ACJ PV10 FOR A SHORT WHILE (1 YR.) AND I FOUND IT TO BE A BIT BRIGHT COMPARED THE OLDER BROTHER. MORE NEUTRAL? MAYBE BUT INSTRUMENTS JUST SOUND RIGHT TO ME ON THE PV1. SO FIND ONE IN GOOD SAHPE AND GET SOME NEW 12AX7'S AND AWAY YOU GO HAPPY LISTENING!!" - AudioReview, Tom
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