The Gram Amp 2 Communicator is a phono preamp for high output cartridges (moving magnet, high output moving coil and moving iron), and is best used into a line/aux input on a preamp, integrated amp, or receiver.
It is supplied with a basic ("green energy") power supply which self adjusts to your voltage and you can upgrade by swapping over to PSU1 power when you're ready.
Budget phono preamps are usually a basic circuit put in an attractive looking case, with fancy packaging and a low-ticket price. The sound you get is so-so, and after a while you'd get bored and do something else. That's not what Graham Slee want for you. They love vinyl so much that we want you to love it too! That can only happen if you open your ears to the great sound contained in your vinyl records.
But doing that on a budget isn't easy - something has to give. And with the Gram Amp 2 Communicator Graham Slee have made the savings on the case and packaging so they could give you a whole lot more in musical satisfaction.
To get started, or return to the wonders of vinyl records on a budget, the Gram Amp 2 Communicator is a great product to buy. They're still hand made by theirr UK engineers (and in the UK!). The sound is good straight out of the box, but will improve in the first two weeks or so. The Gram Amp 2 Communicator, like all their products, is best kept on all the time (so doesn't have need of an off switch), and in doing so it will always be ready to amaze you.
Technical Specification: Item: Measurement Input range: 2mV to 10 mV Output: 168 to 841 mV for input range above Maximum input level: 58mV Input impedance resistive: 47k Ohms Input impedance capacitive: 220pF Output noise: ('A' weighted) -75dB Reproduction characteristic: RIAA within 0.5dB Total Harmonic Distortion plus noise: < 0.02% Channel balance: 0.1dB Channel separation: 64dB Size (approx.): 115 x 85 x 45mm