Lindemann Limetree Phono II
The Limetree PHONO II is our statement for all vinyl friends. A high-grade preamp for your pickup cartridge.
Using the latest technologies and parts we reanimated a circuit design from the tube amp era. The result is absolutely worth listening to!
Look forward to an exceptional sound experience!
The Limetree PHONO II has two discrete input stages which are perfectly tuned for the respective pickupt type. This ensures maximum sound quality with MM and MC cartridges.
Installation is as easy as 1-2-3: simply plug in and you’re ready to go. Only for MC there is a variable setting of the input impedance between 50 and 400 ohms.
The measured values of the PHONO are exceptionally good all the way. Noise and distortion figures are close to the resolution limit.
To put it briefly: sound quality and technology of this amplifier play in a class of their own. Rediscover your LPs!
Engineered With Care:
The Limetree series offers true high-end sound quality in the smallest of spaces. Fueled by our passion for music and sound quality, we have grooved each component down to the last detail. No matter if in the analog or digital world. Be it a phono preamp, a headphone amp or a network player.
More sound for less money is simply impossible!
Sometimes less is more. A large number of parts and big enclosures are no guarantee for good sound. In most cases the opposite is true. The continuing miniaturization in the field of electronics enables small, but fine products which keep getting ever more efficient. This does not only apply to smartphones, but also for audio equipment.
The devices of the Limetree series are each specialized in a single task. And here they perform great! Here less is clearly more.
The Limetree PHONO II falls back on a circuit design from the classic tube amp era. But this concept is a completely new reinterpretation using the latest technologies and components.
The dual-stage circuitry with a passive RIAA equalization network uses the best J-FET amplifiers, which are currently available, and ultra precision resistors and capacitors from Japan.
The purely passive equalization has a significant advantage: the distortions in the bass range are much lower than with the usually applied circuits.
As power supply we use a “medical grade“ wall plug transformer which ensures a particularly good isolation from line disturbances. Together with the elaborated onboard filtering and special voltage regulators, we were able to realize an exceptionally low-noise power supply with a ripple voltage below 10 µV.
|Measurement conditions:||22 °C, 230 V mains voltage, Audio Precision AP2722|
|Power consumption:||0.1 W standby, 0.8 W MM, 0.6 W MC|
|Gain MM:||40 dB|
|Gain MC:||66 dB|
|Equalization:||RIAA characteristic, overall deviation + 0 dB, - 0.5 dB|
|THD:||< 0.001 % (at 0.5 V output)|
|S/N MM:||> 82 dBV (A-weighted, 600 ohms termination, referred to 1 V output voltage)|
|S/N MC:||> 72 dBV (A-weighted, 10 ohms termination, referred to 1 V output voltage)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||107 x 40 x 130 mm|