PHONO PREAMPLIFIER

MODEL 1200mk3

The equalization section includes five unique equalization characteristics implemented with a fixed impedance LCR type circuit. The amplification stage employs Zanden’s original no negative feedback circuit. Absolute phase can be inverted via a switch on the front panel.

Many people believe that the recording curves of stereo LPs were unified in RIAA. However, as a result of a survey that Zanden conducted, we reached the conclusion that, TELDEC, EMI, COLUMBIA, and DECCA curves also exist in addition to RIAA and must be supported. Further, if the recording phase of stereo LPs takes the output phase of current stereo LP cartridges as its reference, then the existence of recordings with extremely numerous inverted phases also has been identified. These facts overturn the conventional wisdom about stereo LPs. Zanden’s Model 1200mk3 solves all of these issues. When played back by the correct equalization curve and phase, stereo LPs will present us with a wonderful and amazing world of music never experienced before.
EQ curve positions
RIAA, TELDEC, EMI, COLUMBIA, DECCA
Inputs
Low impedance MC cartridge x1
High impedance MC cartridge x1
Input impedance
low: 36Ω
hi: 470Ω
Output impedance
3kΩ
Gain
Low MC: 68dB (1kHz, RIAA)
High MC: 56dB (1kHz, RIAA)
Frequency deflection
0.5dB (20Hz – 20kHz) maximum
Total harmonic distortion
0.1% @ 300mv RMS output, 1kHz

Signal to Noise
-70dB (IHF-A, 5.0mv RMS)
Tube compliment
6922 x4
6CA4 x1
Channel balance
0.5dB maximum
Power consumption
44W
Dimensions
(main) W: 398mm / H: 103mm / D: 405mm
(power) W: 155mm / H: 163mm / D: 336mm
Weight
(main) 8.0kg
(power) 6.2kg