A Suave Companion for all LP-Loving Aficionados
Honoring the Western Electric® traditional naming conventions, the 116-C Phono Pre-Amplifier is designed and assembled in the USA from mostly domestic parts as all our products. It’s a suave companion for all LP-loving aficionados. The feature set is extensive: MM (moving-magnet) and MC (moving-coil) inputs feature easily adjustable impedance settings to match any cartridge.
Four carefully-selected 12AX7s drive the 116-C Pre-Amp section with the tube-rectified power supply in a separate chassis, the 20-B. Tube rectification – converting incoming AC into DC for the circuitry – sounds better than solid-state power supplies, and separating the 20-B power supply from the small-signal 116-C also pays dividends with lower noise, lower distortion, and greater transparency. The 20-B Power Supply features one each 5AR4, 6V6, and 6SL7 for the kind of sound you’ve been yearning for.
Taking full advantage of vinyl’s presence, nuance and dynamics, the 116-C sounds magnificent. The soundstage is palpable, big and airy, full of life, with simply incredible imaging and separation between performers in their own cushions of air making it much easier to feel that special emotional connection to music.
The refinement is overwhelming; you can feel as well as hear music as the sound envelopes your mind and body. A truly transcendental experience you’ll enjoy over and over.
You owe it to yourself to audition the WE 116-C RIAA Phono Pre-Amplifier.
MOVING MAGNET INPUT IMPEDANCE
MOVING COIL INPUT IMPEDANCE
6-step user adjustable
GAIN AT 1kHz
MM Input: 42 dB
MC Input: 63 dB
50k Load: +/- 0.5dB from 20Hz to 22kHz
10k Load: +/- 0.5dB from 30Hz to 22kHz
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
50k Load: < 0.03% at 1kHz, 2 volts output
10k Load: < 0.05% at 1kHz, 2 volts output
MAXIMUM OUTPUT FOR < 1% THD
50k Load: 17V RMS
10k Load: 8V RMS
MM Input: 85 dB at 1kHz, 2 volts output
MC Input: 80 dB at 1kHz, 2 volts output
Type 116-C RIAA: Pre-Amp 4 x 12AX7
Type 20-B Rectifier: 1-5AR4 / 1-6V6 / 1-6SL7
Type 116-C RIAA: 8.0” W x 13.5 D x 4.5” H
Type 20 -B Rectifier: 8.0” W x 13.0 D x 4.5” H
Type 116-C RIAA: 10 lbs (3.26kg)
Type 20-B Rectifier: 20 lbs (5.32kg)
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weight and dimensions are approximate.
MM / MC
MC INPUT IMPEDANCE
100k, 150k, 200k, 300k, 400k, 600k
MC / MM
230V DC to 116-C Pre-Amplifier
On / Off
230V DC to Power the 116-C Pre-Amplifier (l/c on power)