Description of the Black Cube Statement from the official Lehmann Audio website:
Many things that made the Black Cube phono stages famous throughout the world are now offered by the Black Cube Statement in a new, attractive package at an even more affordable price. This is true for the parts quality as well as for the highly rated audio performance. The original Black Cube phono preamplifier redefined the phono stage market when introduced in 1995 and saw many imitations. Since then Black Cube phono stages have always reached cult status. Numerous awards and countless positive reviews on all five continents clearly underline the success.
The Lehmannaudio Black Cube Statement phono stage is compatible with practically all available cartridges on the market from High Output MM to low output MC cartridges. Apart from the standard switch settings there is one onboard slot that can be fitted with a custom impedance to supply perfect termination even for the most exotic cartridges. Customisation possibilities are practically infinite. No more need for expensive impedance plugs!
The entirely passive RIAA equalization network of the Black Cube Statement is realized with high precision foil capacitors. Bass coupling between the two linear gain stages is even realized with an MKP type. All resistors are of the low noise metal film variety. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated contacts
Because of the small outer dimensions the Black Cube Statement can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable lengths. The external AC power supply keeps magnetic interference away from the audio section. Lehmannaudio has always been paying special attention to details: the case of the audio section is made of nonmagnetic materials and is even equipped with a top cover equipped with a special anti-resonance treatment.
“The Statement is a fine and flexible phono amp from a well-established quality manufacturer that offers good value – no more, no less.”
– TNT Audio
“You can certainly tell that phono preamps are Lehmann’s speciality when putting it through its paces. Instruments and vocals sounded accurate, having a ‘studiolike’ honesty. Neil Young’s harmonica was conveyed with a polished yet mellow treble”
– HiFi News
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LEHMANN AUDIO BLACK CUBE STATEMENT FEATURES:
– MM/MC Switchable, 41-61dB gain (4 Settings)
– Configurable loading 47k, 1000 Ohm, 100 Ohm
– Custom hard wire loading slot
– Passive RIAA Network
– S/N 78dB MM / 57dB MC
– Anti-Rosonance top cover
– External plug-in power supply
LEHMANN AUDIO BLACK CUBE STATEMENT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
– Input Stage: Dual OP / (Burr Brown 2228)
– Gain settings: 31 dB,41 dB, 51 dB, 61 dB
– Max. gain: 61 dB
– Internal impedances (selectable): 47 k, 1 k, 100 R
– Onboard slot for custom impedance: ✓ yes
– Internal input capacitance and cap type: 100 p FKP
– Soft Bass Rolloff filter: ✓ yes / Jumper
– High Gain: ✓ yes / Jumper
– RIAA filter caps: MKS
– Bass coupling after RIAA: MKP
– Second gain stage: Dual OP amp / Burr Brown OPA 2134
– Discrete Output buffer Zero global feedback
– Output capacitor: MKS2
– DC-Output jumper: ✓ yes
– Power supply features on audio board: RC-filters
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