The Grail SX                                     True transmission technology * Hybrid design * Halogeen free

Over five decades ago, we invented our phono cartridge stylus, the van den Hul 1S. During these decades, we also produced phono cartridges, which are regarded as some of the best in their class and renowned worldwide. However, as a leading manufacturer of phono cartridges, it was only natural for us to create our own phono preamplifier.

This led to the launch of the original Grail in 2009. Over the years, we introduced the Grail SB (featuring balanced inputs and outputs) and the SE (including a dual mono board and balanced connectivity).

Now, we proudly present the latest addition to our lineup, the Grail SX, which serves as the successor to the Grail SE and our new flagship phono amplifier.

 

Features

  • The highest signal to noise ratio everWith the newset Grail SX, you can achieve over 80dB(A) with the lowest amplification factor.
  • Developed by op class-leading phono cartridge manufacturerThank to more then four decades of experience of building phono cartridges, we knew what was neccessary to improve a top-noth phono preamplifier.
  • A new and redeveloped circuit boardThanks to the new circuit, board, the overall sound quality improved. The Grail SX made a big improvement, especially in the soundstage and the airiness.
  • Automatic loading impedance Like the predecessor, the Grail SX also has an automatic load impedance for the cartridges, starting from 10 Ohm to 400 Ohm.

The Grail SX                                     

Input

Two MC inputs
MC-1 (balanced or unbalanced)
MC-2 (unbalanced only)(

One MM input (or high level output MC cartridge)
MM-1 (unbalanced only)

MM input - Amplification factor

32dB 6,2mV
40dB 2,5mV
46,5dB 1,2mV

Input impedance 47kOhm / 50pF

MC input - Amplification factor

52dB 0,62mV
60dB 0,25mV
66,5dB 0,12mV

Input impedance from 10 Ohm till 400 Ohm

Max. undistorted output voltage (<1%)

15Vss for MM signal path, 8,5Vss for MC signal path

Output impedance

330 Ohms (real resistive), 600 Ohms at balanced out

Input sensivity values

(given for 250mV RMS resp. 0,707Vss output level on amplifier output)

Signal to noise

Over 80dB(A) with the lowest amplification factor.

Input impedance

Autom. matching in milliseconds from appr. 10 Ohms up to 400 Ohms

Temperature operating range

from 15deg. Celsius up to 35deg. Celsius room temperature. No condensing on item allowed. Use only in dry rooms

Size (W x H x L, incl. feet)

475 x 95 x 335mm

Weight

13,5KG (appr.30lbs) without the ext. power supply

Mains power

Available with 115/120Volts or 230Volts, 50/60Hz.

Available colons

Matte silver alui

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