Canor PH 2.10 (Image Credit: Canor)
Canor PH 2.10 (Image Credit: Canor)

With 12AX7 and 12AT7 Tubes

Phono Preamp „Canor PH 2.10“ with Tubes

With the PH 2.10, Canor is adding a tube phono preamplifier for MM and MC cartridges to their range of products. It is said to offer exceptionally versatile customization options in addition to various technological changes to lower the signal-to-noise ratio .

The PH 2.10's solid metal housing is additionally stabilized by an internal barrier, which also serves as an electrical shield between the inputs and the amplifier circuitry. The preamp operates without a global feedback loop, which aims to allow for excellent sound quality, but also places extremely high demands on the electronics used. The first and second amplifier stages use 12AX7 tubes, between which a subsonic filter sits. The third and fourth stages use 12AT7 tubes. The RIAA equalization stage is passive and consists only of high quality polystyrene and polypropylene capacitors. The output capacitor also uses a polypropylene film.

The PH 2.10's circuit boards are manufactured using Canor's exclusive "CMT™ technology," which supports the precise milling of solid conducting tracks. Since very small signal amplitudes are processed in a phono preamplifier, the benefits of this technology are said to be noticable even more here than in other Canor products.

The core of the transformer is vacuum-treated to eliminate mechanical hum; the entire transformer is encased in a special anti-vibration coating. In addition, the solid metal housing in which it is placed acts as an additional electromagnetic shield and is said to contribute significantly to the excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The primary and secondary windings are separated by a shielding copper foil with a 50 percent overlap to prevent interference voltages coming from the mains.

The separate MM and MC inputs are can to be used simultaneously without mutual interference, according to Canor. The input is selected via the buttons on the front panel.

The PH 2.10 is also said to offer an exceptionally wide range of gain settings and adjustments for all available pickup systems. All settings can be conveniently changed by using the controls on the front panel. MC cartridges are connected via a particularly high-quality Lundahl transformer. An (unbalanced) RCA output serves as the connection to the stereo amplifier.

In Germany, the Canor PH 2.10 costs around 3,500 euros MSRP.

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