van den Hul Grail SE

van den hul Grail SE

The van den hul Grail SE represents one of the finest phonostages in the world and goes above and beyond every phono preamplifier thanks to the dual mono power supply. In a couple of milliseconds, the Grail SE is able to match the impedance automatically. Among solid-state units, the Grail is distinguished by its sheer dynamic wallop and superbly low noise floor. It will help to goose just about any set of loudspeakers with its unabashed sonic horsepower. The bottom line is that the Grail brought its own set of attributes to the music-dynamic effervescence coupled with a smooth sound. Kudos to A.J. Van den Hul for not resting on his abundant laurels and striving to produce a top-drawer phonostage that exceeds his previous efforts.

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See the review from The Absolute Sound.

Mains poweravailable with 115/120Volts or 230Volts, 50/60Hz.
Input1* MM, 2* MC; RCA or XLR.
Max. undistorted output voltage15Vss
Output impedance330 Ohms (real resistive), 600 Ohms at balanced out
Input sensivity values(given for 250mV RMS resp. 0,707Vss output level on amplifier output)
Signal to noise> = 77dB
Input impedanceautom. matching in milliseconds from appr. 2 Ohms up to 2,000 Ohms
Size (W x H x L, incl. feet)475 x 95 x 335mm
Weight19,5KG (appr. 43lbs) without the ext. power supplies
Temperature operating rangefrom 15deg. Celsius up to 30deg. Celsius room temperature. No condensing on item allowed. Use only in dry rooms