ELAC - Alchemy Phono Preamplifier (AS-PPA2-BK)

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Transform microscopic grooves in vinyl into realistic music easily with the ELAC Alchemy series phono preamplifier. The balanced FET topology from input to output traces wave signals to enable high-quality reproduction of audio frequencies, while the LCD screen displays MC cartridge loading settings for hassle-free monitoring. This ELAC Alchemy series phono preamplifier features selectable stereo or mono operation modes for versatility.


Designed ground-up by the ELAC team, the new Alchemy Series gives birth to a marriage of technologies, bringing further advances to a name known for delivering performance and build quality far exceeding its price. Every component incorporates relevant, well-thought-out features and topology that is important to critical listeners, like discrete implementation of power supply, preamplifier and signal processing to bring you best-in-class sound. With years of experience in award-winning analog and digital products, the Alchemy Series establishes a new standard for value in the world of high-end audio separates.

The Alchemy PPA-2 is a full-featured phono preamp that uses all analog, discrete FET gain and EQ stages to transform microscopic grooves in vinyl into stunningly lifelike music. The PPA-2 can be tailored to specific cartridge requirements, with switchable gain for each channel, MC cartridge loading, and stereo or mono operation. A selection of RCA or XLR inputs and outputs adds even more flexibility to the most versatile phono preamp in its class.


  • Fully discrete, balanced FET topology from input to output
  • DC servo-controlled output stage
  • Switchable MM or MC gain for each channel
  • MC loading continuously adjustable from 5 Ω to 999 Ω
  • Precise MC cartridge loading settings for each input can be displayed on the LCD information screen
  • Selectable Stereo or Mono operation
  • Highly precise RIAA equalization using 0.1% metal film resistors and selected metalized polypropylene capacitors
  • Selectable rumble filter
  • All signal routing through hermetically sealed gold-ongold relays
  • Ultra-low-noise DC voltage regulators
  • Microcontroller completely shuts down during normal operation to eliminate any clocking noises
  • Internally shielded toroidal transformer and linear power supply for very low radiated hum field
  • Provides an improved power source for the Miracord 70 and 90 turntable motor
  • Liquid Crystal Display for clear user information


  • 2 Unbalanced RCA
  • 1 Balanced RCA
  • 1 Balanced XLR
  • Input Impedance: 5-1KOhms variable or 47K
    Frequency Response: 10hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB
    RIAA Accuracy: +/- 0.2dB
    Nominal THD+N: <0.005%
    Signal-To-Noise Ratio (1 kHz): >86dB
    Output Voltage: >6.0V RMS
    Crosstalk (L-to-R or R-to-L): >80dB
    Single Ended Gain:
  • 42dB (low)
  • 60dB (high)
  • Balanced Gain:
  • 48dB (low)
  • 66dB (high)
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
    Analog Outputs:
  • 1 Balanced XLR
  • 1 Unbalanced RCA
  • Dimensions
  • Height: 2 in
  • Width: 17.5 in
  • Depth: 15 in
  • Weight
  • 5.4 kg
  • 12 lbs
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