Convergent Audio Technology SL1 Renaissance preamplifier Specifications

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Description: Two-channel tube preamplifier. Tube complment: six 6922s and four 12AX7s. Maximum gain at 1kHz: 25.8dB (High, line), 15.2dB (Low, line), 47dB (MM phono), 58dB (MC phono). Gain tracking: 0.05dB (line, phono). Frequency responses: 0.1Hz–800kHz, +0/–3dB (line); 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.1dB (RIAA phono, MC & MM). Harmonic distortion at 1V: <0.0005% (line), <0.001% (phono). Slew rates: 15V/µs (line), 10V/µs (phono). Maximum output at 1kHz: 50V RMS (line, phono). Input overload (at 1kHz): 100V RMS (line), 250mV RMS (MM phono), 70mV RMS (MC phono). S.N Ratio: 98dBA (High, line), 109dBA (Low, line, below 2V output), 97dBA (MM phono, below 10mV input), 107dBA (MC phono). Channel separation: >90dB (line, phono). Input impedance: 50k ohms, 20pF (line); 47.5k ohms, 180pF (phono) (user-adjustable). Output impedance: 100 ohms (line), 50 ohms (phono). Maximum load: <4000pF, >5000 ohms (line); <4000pF, >10,000 ohms (phono). Power requirements: 120V, 60Hz, 80W (export version available).
Dimensions: Preamplifier: 19" (490mm) W by 5.24" (135mm) H by 12.2" (310mm) D. Power supply: 12.2" (310mm) W by 4" (100mm) H by 6" (155mm) D. Weight: 64 lbs (29.1kg) net, 70 lbs (31.8kg) shipping.
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: 11107 (auditioning), 11109 (measuring).
Price: $9995 ($7950 without MM/MC phono stage). Approximate number of dealers: 12. Warranty: 3 years parts & labor.
Manufacturer: Convergent Audio Technology, 85 High Technology, Rush, NY 14523. Tel: (585) 359-2700. Web:

Convergent Audio Technology
85 High Technology
Rush, NY 14523
(585) 359-2700