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ALLNIC 3000V Phono Stage
MSRP: $14,900.00 $USD
Call: 250-862-9037

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INTRODUCING THE H-3000 PHONO STAGE
The H-3000 is Allnic Audio’s top of the line phono stage model. Like all Allnic Audio products, it uses Permalloy (iron and nickel alloy) for its transformer cores. Allnic is grateful to Mr. G.W. Elmen of Western Electric for inventing Permalloy for transformer core use, and in so doing, providing an enormous service to recorded music listeners everywhere.

The H-3000 has the following features:
• LCR TYPE RIAA EQUALIZATION:
RIAA equalization is a specification for the correct playback of vinyl records, established by the Recording Industry Association of America. The purpose of the equalization is to permit longer playback times and improve sound quality. RIAA equalization is a form of establishing a flat frequency response for the playback of recorded music. The necessity for this equalization process arises from mechanical difficulties inherent in
record production. In order to prevent the cutting needle from over-cutting into the next record groove in the bass, as a record is cut, some bass frequencies are attenuated. In the treble region, in order for high frequency sounds not to be masked by the noise inherent in moving a stylus over and through a modulated vinyl surface, some treble frequencies are boosted. With the application of the correct filtering techniques on playback, the
result is a flat frequency response with better signal to noise ratios. There are four de-emphasis methods that can be applied at playback:

A. Active filters (Negative feedback types): Different quantities of negative feedback are applied, with deeper feedback to the high frequencies and shallower to the low frequencies. The benefits of this method are improved signal to noise ratios, low cost and consistent operation. Some of the shortfalls are looser bass reproduction and possibly a pinched and compressed high frequency playback due to excess feedback ratios.

B. Passive filters (CR type): - The frequencies are filtered to fit the RIAA specification by varying the amount of attenuation at different frequencies through a complex capacitor-resistor network. This technique results in no voltage overload, purer reproduction (because there is no feedback), and more accurate RIAA compensation.  however, there are problems because the system provides no gain, and insertion loss and impedance matching issues arise.

C. Hybrid filters (use of both CR and negative feedback types): In this method, both types of filters applied  eparately; an active filter is applied to the low frequencies and a passive filter to the high frequencies. unfortunately, both the advantages and disadvantages of each of these two types of filters, already discussed, affect the playback system at the same time.
 
D. LCR filters, which are used in the H-3000: Two pieces of a linear reactor (a kind of choke coil) comprise the main part of these filters, assisted by precise CR filters, in order to lower impedances and insertion loss. In vacuum tube circuits, active and passive filters usually are operated on one hundred plus kilo ohms of impedance. An LCR RIAA filter's impedance is a constant 600 ohms. Furthermore, an LCR RIAA filter's series resistance is less than 13 ohms (as a comparative, some famous ones are 31 ohms). The lower the impedance, the more dynamic is the sound reproduction, with better bass response and speed. But LCR RIAA units have drawbacks as well. These drawbacks are high cost and the difficulty of impedance matching; the latter has been the primary hindrance to the commercialization of this superb method in the 5 construction of phono stage amplifiers. However, Allnic Audio manufactures a high quality LCR RIAA unit and has developed a 600 ohms impedance matching method.
• The H-3000 Phono Stage is all transformer coupled.
• No negative feedback design with only two gain stages
• For superior signal to noise ratios, the H-3000 is equipped with pure vacuum tube, high speed, automatic voltage regulation for each channel and a power supply unit separate from the phono stage itself. • High quality MC Step-up Transformers with Permalloy cores are used for the H-3000’s dual MC inputs.
• New vacuum tube damping technology – Allnic Audio’s patented "Absorb GEL tube damper" technology prevents harmful vibrations from reaching the signal / gain tubes and, therefore, prevents micro-phonic noise propagation in the tubes. The Allnic Audio Absorb Gel damper technology effectively solves a problem that
plagues most tube amplification systems. Provided other tube components do not introduce microphonic
noise into your system, with the Absorb Gel damping system, you will enjoy a degree of transparent sound that will surprise and please you.
• Pure Class A operation
• Pure balanced operation
• As are all Allnic Audio products, the H-3000 is fully
RoHS (EU Reduction of Hazardous Substances
regulation) compliant in construction and materials

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