EAR-Yoshino 834P, MM tube phono amplifier
When Tim de Paravicini does a job; he does it properly; whether it is a custom studio installation, or an affordable phono pre amplifier like the EAR 834P range. With years of experience in design and manufacturing, nobody can come close to his unique point of view and life experiences he puts into all his designs.
When first launched, it was the only valve phono stage you could buy with facilities for both good quality Moving Coil (MC) and Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges. In addition, for a small premium the unit could be purchased with an in-built volume control, allowing direct connection to a power-amplifier.
There are a few models in the EAR 834P line up:
EAR-Yoshino 834P MM uses the same circuit architecture as its more expensive brothers, and shares in the same high quality sound through MM type cartridges. It is enclosed in a tough, black coloured, rigid metal case, and is fully “CE” type approved.
EAR-Yoshino 834P Signature (MM/MC) builds on the classic EAR 834P specification, by adding a superb Moving Coil (MC) input stage, as well as the option of a high quality volume control.
EAR-Yoshino 834P Deluxe (MM/MC). The top of the range, De-luxe comes in a stunning chrome and gold cabinet, and has extra attention and quality control. For the true vinyl enthusiast. With different moving coil input options, this unit will fit the most demanding of audiophile systems.
From Basic through Signature to De-luxe, the performance remains class leading.
• Maximum output: 30V
• Noise (unweighted): -80 dB (1HF)
• Tubes: ECC83 x 3
• MM Input sensitivity: 2.2 mV for 1 V @ 1kHz (53dB)
• MC Input sensitivity: 0.22 mV for 1 V @ 1kHz (73dB)