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Hegel V10 Phono Preamplifier

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Hegel V10 Phono Preamplifier

Introducing the Hegel V10, a provocative reinterpretation of a classic technology. Drawing on 30 years of expertise in designing cutting-edge discrete transistor circuits, we've crafted a phono preamplifier that defies convention. Neutral, dynamic, and exceptionally revealing, the V10 is designed to delve into the depths of your vinyl, exposing every intricate detail. It's not just about listening; it's about feeling the music, getting into the groove.

Vinyl listening is an intimate journey—a tactile experience filled with rituals. Opening the album jacket, carefully inspecting the record, placing it on the platter, and gently dropping the needle—all for that moment. The V10 elevates this experience, utilising innovative technologies to offer unprecedented transparency and a vivid soundscape. It makes the music tangible, bringing it to life as if the record were right in front of you.

The pursuit of audio perfection is evident in every aspect of the V10's design. The chassis is divided into distinct compartments, isolating power supplies from the delicate amplification circuitry to eliminate interference. Gold-plated terminals, balanced XLR outputs, and a custom grounding screw ensure optimal connections. The input stage employs ultra-low-noise discrete JFET transistors for both Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) inputs, eliminating external noise and maintaining silence on the MC input with four parallel-connected transistors.

Hegel V10

The input signal journeys through silent amplifier circuits, using ultra-low-noise power supplies built with discrete bipolar transistors for both MM and MC gain stages. This meticulous design minimises signal noise, offering precise amplification of the input signal from your turntable. The V10 benefits from a linear, low-noise, analog AC-power supply featuring a custom-designed E-core transformer, housed separately to eliminate interference.

Our commitment to vinyl enthusiasts is paramount, and the V10 caters to a spectrum of needs. Out of the box, it's configured as an exceptional plug-and-play MM preamplifier. However, for those desiring more, the V10 is highly customisable. Adjustable settings accommodate individual preferences: Capacitance can be increased between 100 and 467 pF for MM cartridges, while MC cartridges allow impedance adjustment between 33 and 550 ohms or a fixed 47 kohms. Gain can be increased by 5, 10, or 12 dB, and a Subsonic Filter removes unwanted low-frequency noise. The adjustable auto standby function ensures a seamless end to your listening session.

The V10 is your vinyl setup's perfect companion, achieving synergy between your system and listening preferences. Let it transport you into the groove, where every note and nuance becomes a captivating part of your sonic journey.

Key Features
  • Subsonic Filter
  • Balanced (XLR) output
  • Highly optimisable
  • Auto standby
  • Ultra low noise discrete JFET transistor input stage for both MC and MM
  • Freely adjustable 33 to 550ohm / 47kohm