Heed Audio Quasar phono preamplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Solid-state moving-coil/moving-magnet phono preamplifier with standalone power supply. RIAA accuracy: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.5dB. Frequency response: 3Hz–150kHz, ±3dB. Voltage gain: 50dB (MM), 62–78dB (MC). Moving-coil sensitivity: 100, 220, 600µV. Input impedance: 47k ohms (MM); 100/470/1000 ohms (MC). Output voltage: High Out, 775mV (0dBm)/22 ohms; Low Out, 220mV/100 ohms. Maximum output voltage: 7V (p–p). Output impedance: 50 ohms (High Out), 600 ohms (Low Out). Signal/noise (A-weighted): 80dB (MM), 66dB (MC). Channel separation: >90dB. Distortion (THD, 1kHz, 100mW): <0.08%. Power consumption: <10W.
Dimensions: Quasar & Q-PSU power supply (each): 3.75" (95mm) W by 3" (75mm) H by 8.7" (220mm) D. Weight (combined): 6.6 lbs (3kg).
Finish: Black.
Serial number of units reviewed: Quasar: 213030542. Q-PSU: 261030156.
Price: $1200. Approximate number of dealers: 20. Warranty: 3 years.
Manufacturer: Heed Audio Kft., Reviczky Gyula u. 9-11, Budapest H-1181, Hungary. Tel: (36) 1-294-7401. Web: heedaudio.com. US distributor: Profundo, 2051 Gattis School Road, Suite 540/123, Round Rock, TX 78664. Tel: (510) 375-8651. Web: www.profundo.us.

Heed Audio Kft.
US distributor: Profundo
2051 Gattis School Road, Suite 540/123
Round Rock, TX 78664
(510) 375-8651

volvic's picture

Wow! someone on ebay got a great deal recently - only $760.00 - 1568 Original Mono RVG.

georgehifi's picture

+2db boost in the bass, and slight treble boost, way off following the correct riaa curve.

Cheers George

johnnythunder's picture

this could be a great audiophile bargain. I've been looking to upgrade from an old EAR 834 for a while. Love the looks of these components as well. The Gold Note PH-10 - not reviewed in Stereophile yet but in some other on-line pubs also seems to a contender.

Jason P Jackson's picture

Only just stumbled upon this review. And fine reviewing it is. Thanks Ken.