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RP-102

Reference Series

How do you improve on the near-perfect? That was the challenge we faced in reconfiguring our indomitable RP-100 that, over the years had repeatedly proved itself against all competitors.

When in 2004 it was first reviewed in HiFi+ by Roy Gregory, he was little short of ecstatic about the RP-100’s performance, for which it subsequently won an award from the magazine.

In redeveloping this beloved phono stage, we had a great deal to live up to – and indeed, to exceed.

Every collection is treasured and every record deserves the best and most sincere reproduction. To achieve this in the RP-102 we undertook a total redesign of the main board, power supply and logic control.

This model introduces support for mono cartridges and makes accessing the rear plate, or opening the unit to make hardware changes, a thing of the past with all load and gain settings controlled from the front of the unit or the remote control.

The Active Moving Coil step-up gain stage (to max 75dB) will support most very low output MC cartridges and the design significantly reduces noise, enhancing resolution and micro dynamics.

Color Options

INPUT

XLR ANALOGUE

Available:
1 (L+R)

Gain:
MC: 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 72, 75dB
MM: 37, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51dB

Load Steps:
MC: 30, 45, 50, 55, 60, 110, 130, 150, 180, 270, 300, 340, 360, 380, 400, 550, 600, 670, 750, 1k, 1.2k, 2kΩ
MM: 40, 60, 120, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 750, 1k, 1.2k, 2k, 2.8k, 5.3k, 47kΩ

RCA ANALOGUE

Available:
1 (L+R)

Gain:
MC: 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 72, 75dB
MM: 37, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51dB

Load Steps:
MC: 30, 45, 50, 55, 60, 110, 130, 150, 180, 270, 300, 340, 360, 380, 400, 550, 600, 670, 750, 1k, 1.2k, 2kΩ
MM: 40, 60, 120, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 750, 1k, 1.2k, 2k, 2.8k, 5.3k, 47kΩ

OUTPUT (EACH CH.)

XLR ANALOGUE

Available: 1 (L+R)
Impedance: 80Ω
Frequency response: +800kHz
Signal to noise ratio: >70dB @ 1kHz
THD + noise: <0.01%

RCA ANALOGUE

Available: 1 (L+R)
Impedance: 80Ω
Frequency response: +800kHz
Signal to noise ratio: >70dB @ 1kHz
THD + noise: <0.01%

POWER CONSUMPTION

Standby: <1W
Full Power: 20W

DIMENSIONS (RP-102)

Height: 103mm including feet
Width: 435mm
Depth: 396mm / 431mm with binding post
Weight: 9.5kg