|Warranty length||2 Years (10 Years on registration)|
Max Input MM: 75mV
Gain: 40dB MM
THD Distortion: <0.01% 1kHz
Signal to noise ratio (MM) 5mV (MM) A Wtd: 83dB
RIAA accuracy: within 0.5dB
Stereo separation: better than 66dB 20 20kHz
Input Loading MM: 47K with 150pF
Dynamic Range: 110dB
Output impedance: <10 Ohms
Max output level: 7.5V RMS depending upon input
Dimensions WxHxL:114.5mm x 47.5mm x 160mm
Power consumption: 1.5W
The Edwards Audio Apprentice MM Phono Stage is based on the popular Edwards Audio MM1 and utilises similar circuit topology, which features passive treble and active bass equalisation. Unusual for the price, the Apprentice MM includes a second stage amplifier. This buffers the equalisation network, ensuring low output impedance. It is however configured to be used with Edwards Audio's custom-made single rail DC regulated switch mode power supply.
This has enabled the price to stay reasonable along with the use of a steel double U case construction, removing the need for an expensive extrusion. It is finished off with a 3mm black acrylic front panel. As far as the all important sonic performance is concerned, with it’s near silent noise floor and 40dB gain the Apprentice MM will not leave you disappointed, unlike most we have listened to, as we put it at around 85% that of the MM1 which at around half the price, makes it a true audiophile bargain. It is ideally suited for the customer who is either on a budget or uses a turntable such as the Apprentice TT.