ARES PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER

Ares is an ultra-high performance low noise tube phono pre-amplifier for low, medium and high-output moving coil (MC) and moving magnet (MM) cartridges.
GENERAL FEATURES
  • Compatible with almost all MC and MM cartridges
  • Pure tube circuit topology
  • Precise RIAA equalization
  • Custom Cinemag step-up transformers
  • Toroidal transformer
  • Internal settings for most popular loading options
  • Internal setting for capacitance loading (0, 150)
  • Three gain settings: 40dB, 55dB, 64dB
  • Timer delayed start for minimum turn-on noise
  • Subsonic filtering
  • Precision components throughout
  • Machined aluminium faceplate
  • Heavy (2 ounce) copper circuit boards
  • Teflon/silver plated hook-up wire
  • Massive fully regulated outboard power supply
  • Detachable IEC power cord
  • Entirely designed and built in the USA
  • 5-year transferable warranty (six months on tubes)
FUSE VALUES

Fuse Values:

  • One 11/4A (1.25A) Slow Blow type fuse located on rear of main chassis
  • One 11/4A (1.25A) Slow Blow type fuse located in the outboard power supply
SELECT REVIEWS
  • Scot Hull, A God of War, Gone Rogue: The Ares Phono Preamplifier Review, 6 December 2013
  • 10 Audio, Review of Rogue Audio Ares Phono Pre-Amplifier, 1 September 2011
  • Todd Whitesel, Rogue Audio Ares Vacuum Tube Phono Pre-Amplifier Review, Audio Video Revolution, 13 December 2010
SPECIFICATIONS

Input Tubes:  2 x 12AX7 tubes
Secondary Tubes: 2 x 12AU7 (others optional)
RIAA: passive +/- 0.25 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1%
Rated Output: 1.0 V RMS
Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
Maximum Output:  8 V RMS @ 1 KHz
Main Unit Dimensions: 43.18 cm W x 22.86 cm D x 13.97 cm H
Power Supply Dimensions: 22.86 cm W x 10.80 cm D x 7.62 cm H
Shipping Weight:  9 kg
Power Requirements:  230 V – 50 Hz
Available Faceplate Finishes: black; silver

PRICING

PRICING PER UNIT (INCLUDING BTW): € 2,600.-