CAMBRIDGE CP2 PHONO STAGE Black or Sliver
There's something uniquely pleasurable about listening to vinyl, something that digital media can't reproduce in quite the same way. However most hi-fi amplifiers won't let you plug in a turntable directly. You need to connect via a phono stage (also known as a phono preamp) to make the very small signal from the turntable powerful enough for your main amp to work with. But it's very easy to add noise at this stage, which is why we've designed the CP2 using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it.
The CP2 works with all turntables, whichever type of cartridge they use. Like the CP1 it works with popular Moving Magnet cartridges. But it also works with Moving Coil cartridges found in the highest-end audiophile turntables offering even more accuracy and detail than Moving Magnet. Even if your amplifier does have a built-in phono stage, it's well worth bypassing it using the CP2 to deliver much greater depth and detail.
Audio circuitry has been refined with multiple transistors wired in parallel ensuring the lowest possible distortion and noise. A copper shield provides further protection to this extremely sensitive part of the circuitry, limiting the noise that can be injected into the signal. This is especially important with a Moving Coil cartridge because its signal is even quieter and more delicate than Moving Magnet, so it needs even more amplification.
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
GAIN @ 1KHZ
Moving Magnet: 39dB | Moving Coil: 55dBB
SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT
RIAA CURVE ACCURACY
Moving Magnet: <+/-0.3dB
20HZ-50KHZ (SUBSONIC FILTER OFF)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO USING AUDIO PRECISION RIAA-1 WITH GROUNDED INPUTS
Moving Magnet: 86dB | Moving Coil: >72dB
Moving Magnet: 47k Ohm | Moving Coil: 100 Ohm
CROSSTALK @ 20KHZ
Moving Magnet: >83dB | Moving Coil: >69dB
DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)
46 x 215 x 133 (1.8 x 8.5 x 5.2”)
2.0lbs / 0.9kg