Lehmann Black Cube SE II

Hifi News "Editor's Choice" Phono Stage
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Lehmann

"This is a true audiophile phono stage and, partnered with equipment of equal quality, the results are remarkable." See more here.

The Black Cube SE II comes with top notch technology that points towards higher price points, like all Lehmannaudio electronics. 

The input stages used in the this device can also be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamps. The entirely passive RIAA equalization network is realized with high precision foil capacitors to realize an artefact-free transport of microdynamics and room information. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connectors for reliable performance. 

A true audiophile phono stage 
The maximum gain of the Black Cube SE II is high enough for even very low output MC cartridges. Cartridge adaption itself is totally flexible because gain and lading can be chosen independently from each other. To top this all off, there is a slot for a custom impedance resistor, so that even the most exotic MC cartridges can be loaded adequately without having to buy expensive impedance plugs. No soldering needed. 

Because of the small outer dimensions, the SE II audio section can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable length. 

Lehmannaudio always pays special attention to details: the cable between power supply and audio section is shielded and ensures flexible placement of audio section and PWX power supply. The cases of both th power supply and the audio section are made of non-magnetic aluminium; additionally equipped with a top cover coated with a special anti-resonance treatment for better suppression of microphonic effects. 

A brand new feature that is built into the SE II is the entirely passive bass filter, that is a great help when tailoring the lower corner frequency of the vinyl reproduction to personal needs. 16 different filter curves can be realized. 

Technical Data:


Input Stage: Dual Mono Microphone Pre-Amp
(Chip Newest Generation)
Sensitivity for Output Level 775 mV/ 0 dB: MM: 3.8 mV/1 kHz
MC: 0.38 mV/1 kHz
Gain Settings: 36dB, 46dB, 56dB, 66dB
Gain 1kHz MM: 46 dB
MC: 66 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (RMS Unweighted):  MM: 71 dB
MC: 63 dB
Input Impedance: 47 kΩ , 1 kΩ , 100Ω 
1 x Custom Load
1 x Hardwire Slot
Channel Separation:  > 80 dB at 10 kHz
Second Gain Stage: Dual Mono Burr Brown OPA 134
Output Impedance:  47Ω 
Input Capacitance:  100 pF 
Channel Mismatch:  typ. 0.5 dB 
Bass Filter:  16 Settings Between 7Hz & app. 90 Hz 
Power Consumption:  < 3 W 
Dimensions:  Black Cube SE II: 114 x 124 50mm
PSU: 93 x 233 x 45mm
Weight:  Black Cube SE II: 0.6kg
PSU: 1kg 
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