balance +

With its superior performance, the balance + phonostage would not be out of place in any professional studio.

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Product specifications

For maximum dynamic headroom and RIAA accuracy of less than 0.1dB, the components are fitted directly on the circuit board in custom aluminium blocks to minimise electrical and mechanical influences and reliably keep disturbances out of the amp.

A precision tool for sound engineers which performs equally well as part of a domestic high-end system. The elegantly designed balance + has a headphone output on the front panel and a matching second chassis to house its external power supply. The addition of the accu power supply + battery power supply makes the balance + a three-chassis phonostage with an even higher performance. Fitted with a high quality volume control the balance + can also be directly connected to a power amplifier acting as a control preamp. The balance + phonostage reproduces the entire range of audiophile recordings unaltered.

Total weight

Approx. 1.78 kg (Preamplifier)
Approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)



7.09 inches
8.66 inches
2.17 inches


Power Supply

7.09 inches
7.28 inches
2.17 inches



Technical specifications
Amplification @ 1 kHz 44 dB (MM mode)
63 dB (MC mode)
Input impedance 47 kOhm / 220 pF / MM mode
510 Ohm / 220 pF / MC mode
MM / MC input switchable (on bottom panel)
RIAA delay time: 75 μs / 318 μs / 3180 μs
RIAA accuracy ± 0.1 dB
THD 0.001% (IEC A)
Signal to noise ratio 89 dB (MM Mode)
74 dB (MC Mode)
Channel separation > 92 dB (@ 1 kHz) / opposed channel hot-wired
Max. output voltage 10.5 V (@ 1 kHz)
Subsonic filter 20 Hz: –3 dB / Oct
Power supply ± 18 V DC (external power supply)
Output connections Unbalanced (RCA)
Balanced (XLR)
Power consumption Max. consumption: 6.6 Watt
Consumption in operation: 6.6 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt (turned off at rear panel)
Weight Approx. 1.8 Kg (Preamplifier)
Approx. 2.5 kg (Power supply)
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) Preamp: 7.09 x 8.66 x 2.17
Power Supply: 7.09 x 7.28 x 2.17
Dimensions (w/d/h in mm) Preamp: 180 x 220 x 55
Power Supply: 180 x 185 x 55
Warranty 3 years*
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[...] breathtaking power and passion, without the need to turn the volume particularly high.






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