XP-17

XP-17

XP17 uses the new-shielded low noise toroid and input filter module, like the XP-12. The power supply has an extra stage of RC filtering.  We have lower radiated and mechanical noise.

The XP17 has an all-new input circuit that is symmetrical and lower in noise and distortion with greater drive capability. Noise is the most prominent part of THD+N in the first section of a phono stage. By lowering noise we get better resolution and dynamics.

Designed with a split EQ network like the XP 25 and XS Phono that is more accurate and can handle greater signal levels.

The secondary stage runs a higher bias output stage with auto bias.

The numerous loading options from the XP-15 are all still available and three gain settings to accommodate low output MC to MM cartridges.

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Technical specifications  

Power Consumption
35 Watts
Gain
76, 66, 56 dB Balanced; 70, 60, 50 Unbalanced
Output Impedance
110 Ohms RCA; 220 Ohms Balanced
Input Impedance
10 - 47K Ohms more than 200 values
Capacitive Loading
100 - 750 pF
RIAA Curve Accuracy
+/- .1 dB 20 - 20 KHz Passive / Active EQ
Distortion and Noise
0.004%; Quad matched low noise symmetrical JFET input; Double shielded low noise toroid
Dimensions
17”w x 12.5”d x 4”h @ 19lbs
MSRP
$4300

Awards and Reviews  

"Exceptional resolution and dynamics. Stringed instruments sounded divine with richness and fullness, not just details only for the sake of details--the natural timbre of those strings played the prominent role; they were brought to life. Exquisite." Karl Sigman

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"It is as richly colourful, as deeply emotionally communicative and as powerful as the recording that is played. Oh and it has the best bass that I have heard from a phono preamp so far." Christiaan Punter

http://www.hifi-advice.com

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Downloads  

Owner's Manual

CAD file

Spec sheet

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