Sutherland KC Vibe
The KC Vibe has developed a well-earned reputation as one of those rare phono preamplifiers that deliver a sonic performance well beyond their price range. Ron Sutherland is known for his high-end designs so when he decided to make a phono stage at a more accessible pricing level, he simply used the same design philosophy that he uses in his more expensive models and delivered an absolute gem.
Some high-end design features are obvious even before you listen or take off the cover. The KC Vibe uses a 48V external power supply to provide a huge margin for extensive filtering and isolation. A ground screw is located on the back of the unit to connect a grounding wire coming from the turntable. There are also machined, gold plated and teflon insulated audio jacks. With the cover removed, you will see the signature Sutherland circuit board layout aesthetic. There are five available load settings and also five available gain settings.
For music enthusiasts who desire high performance without entering into higher pricing levels, the KC Vibe is a no-brainer. Amazing sonics with a great pedigree…plug it in and join the vinyl revival!
- Plentiful loading and gain options for both MM and MC cartridges
- Compact, discreet chassis is impressively well-built and solid
- Quiet, dynamic, and musical beyond its modest price
|Gain Settings||40, 45, 50, 55 or 60dB|
|Loading||100, 200, 475, 1k or 47k Ohms|
|Power Requirements||86 to 260 VAC, 2W universal, no adjustment required|
|Power Supply||48V external|
|Dimensions||280mm (wide) x 229mm (deep) x 51mm (high)|
|Shipping Box Dimensions||368mm (wide) x 318mm (deep) x 165mm (high)|
|Shipping Weight||4.3 kg|