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Listen and Believe
The MC1 is our entry level moving coil and moving magnet RIAA phono stage, though we venture to suggest that it is not entry level in performance. It is unique at the price, with its’ fully RoHs compliant gold plated custom made double sided PCB’s, natural anodised extruded aluminium case and high quality internal parts like it’s use of 1% thin film melf resistors from Vishay plus Panasonic low impedance PSU capacitors throughout.  The RIAA. Equalisation accuracy is within 0.25dB across the audio band and signal to noise is low at -68dB ( ref 500uV input). With a full 110dB dynamic range. Our psuedo balanced discrete input technology gives you the option to optimise grounding to reduce the possibility of Hum/noise. The circuit topology has a fully discrete input transconductance gain stage followed by our unique op-amp based bass active treble passive RIAA filter which is followed by a totally buffered output section with a very low output impedance. This helps to reduce cable effects and improve output current and drive. It will easily drive a 600 Ohm load!! It features standard gain for both MM at 40dB and MC adding an additional 23dB, these were chosen so that the MC1 can be used with the majority of normal pre-amps. If you need adjustable MM loading OR extra gain and special loading for High output MC then why not look at our MC1 PLUS version

Attention to detail also extends to the custom made plug top power supply, which with its use of a split rail design benefits from using + and - DC power outputs for better rejection of RF noise.  It also uses a gold plated custom made PCB with high quality diodes and optimised snubber caps. This is no normal ‘off the shelf’ PSU as used by the competition.....Most importantly, it also delivers in the sound department as well, with expansive and detailed sound staging, drive and dynamics that are normally associated with more expensive phono stages. It can be further  upgraded through the use of the dedicated PSU1 outboard Power supply. Don’t just take our word for it though, as you can see below we are racking up the awards as proof of it’s performance.

- In het recente nummer van juli 2009 Hi-Fi News de MC1 werd bekroond met de Outstanding Product Award voor vertegenwoordigt het hoogtepunt van geluid bij de prijs. Hifichoice: "Ik vergeleek de MC1 direct met een zeer gewaardeerde Graham Slee Gram Amp 3 'Fanfare' MC phono-trap slechts € 17 minder geprijsd. Binnen een paar maten van de muziek was ik meer dan omver geblazen door de MCI, waarbij het meteen duidelijk dat het een klasse product is. "De MC1 Phonotrap van Edwards Audio lijkt een referentie te kunnen worden tot £ 250"

- Hi-Fi World in haar resultaten van januari 2010 nummer vermeld over de MC1 en PSU1 combo "Dit Edwards Audio paar leek het gevoel voor timing van de ANT Kora te combineren met de definitie van het Trichord Diablo, met NC, PSU" die beide meer dan het dubbele van de prijs kosten, veel lof inderdaad.

- Stereo Mojo verkozen tot Best Value Phono Pre-amp voor 2010 voor de MC1 en PSU1 Combo door de Amerikaanse online magazine Stereo Mojo

Max Input MC 10mV
Max Input MM 100mV
Gain 40/63dB MM/MC
THD Distortion
<0.008% 1kHz -68dB/-84dB
Signal to noise ratio Ref 500uV  (MC) 5mV (MM)
RIAA accuracy within 0.25dB
Stereo separation better than 65dB - 20-20kHz
Input Loading MC 100R with 2n2 capacitance
Input Loading MM 47K with 120pF
Damping (MM) 1K0
Dynamic Range 110dB
Output impedance <10 Ohms
Max output level 10V RMS depending upon input
Dimensions WxHxL 114.5mm x 47.5mm x 160mm
Weight 1Kg
Power consumption 3.5W