Vertere Calon Dual-Mono Phono Preamplifier

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Vertere Calon Dual-Mono Phono Preamplifier

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Key info

  • CALON is a revolutionary dual-mono phono stage for flawless record reproduction.
  • It elevates analogue source performance to unprecedented levels of detail and clarity.
  • Features two gain stages, low frequency filtering, and granular impedance control.
  • It has dual gold plated PCBs for flawless audio performance and separate control circuit for ease of use.
  • Transforms your analogue source, enhancing performance and delivering unparalleled musical magic.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 7.0 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 88 x 412 x 290 mm (Incl. Switches & Feet)
Technical specifications
THD+N 0.01%
Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Input impedance 100R to 47k in 9 Steps
Gain 45dB to 73dB In 15 Steps
Capacitance 100pF to 1.0uF – In 9 Steps
Power Supply Two Linear, Internally Mains voltage switchable, transformers

The CALON dual-mono phono stage represents an exciting and revolutionary new chapter in our quest for flawless record reproduction – a wholly new and re-optimised approach to Vertere preamplifier design. CALON is a game-changing addition to your listening system, capable of elevating the performance of your analogue source to previously unimagined levels of detail, clarity, and sonic excellence.

Introducing CALON

The CALON Dual Mono Phono Preamplifier represents an exciting and revolutionary new chapter in our quest for flawless record reproduction – a wholly new and re-optimised approach to Vertere preamplifier design. CALON is a game-changing addition to your listening system, capable of elevating the performance of your analogue source to previously unimagined levels of detail, clarity, and sonic excellence.

Employing our fundamentals-focused approach to audio design, we’ve carefully developed this high-end phono stage to meticulously enhance the performance potential of every single component it proceeds in the signal chain.

CALON features two gain stages, one pre-linearisation (default, +10dB, +20dB) , and one post-IRAA filtering (0dB, +2dB, +4dB, +6dB, +8db), producing previously unachieved levels of clarity, detail resolution and dynamics. A dedicated low frequency filter moderates the wasted energy and headroom caused by subsonic noise, allowing your analogue source to perform at a significantly augmented level of efficiency, transparency and definition. And granular impedance and capacitance control means CALON can work in perfect harmony with virtually any MM or MC cartridge you choose to use.

Venture under its non-magnetic stainless steel chassis, and you’ll find two identical, gold plated, four-layer PCBs providing flawless dual mono audio performance. They deliver full control of the ground and power impedances, optimised signal path and ground path flow. A separate control circuit means CALON is easy to use, quiet in operation and stable. CALON also features two toroidal transformers, one supplying low-voltage AC to the L&R Audio Boards and one supplying low voltage AC to the logic and relay board. AC is supplied to the circuits so that rectification, storage and regulation can be as close to the required circuits as possible.

Simply put, CALON is the new beating heart of your analogue source, transforming your system’s ability to deliver untold moments of breathtaking musical magic. Its ability to transform the overall performance of even the most premium-level analogue listening systems is truly jaw-dropping. If Vertere’s fundamental goal is to pull as much musical information from the record groove as possible, CALON allows us to get closer than ever to reaching all of it.

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