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P10 Dual Monaural Twin-Chassis Phono-Stage

The latest introduction to our flagship 10 Series, the P10 phono-stage joins the benchmark L10 and M10 amplifiers, products that have quickly establishhed themselves as an almost universal reference.

They followed in the footsteps of our original P1 phono-stage, a unit that has also long been recognised as THE benchmark for phono performance, by reviewers and end-users alike. But as impressive (and impressively versatile) as the P1 undoubtedly is, the P10 represents a whole new level of sophistication and musical reproduction.

Adopting the twin-chassis configuration common to all 10 Series products, it also introduces an all-new circuit topology and a host of other practical and performance innovations.

  • Twin-chassis design with massive, dedicated power supply and ultra low noise-floor.
  • All-new circuit with three separate gain stages to reduce noise.
  • Two-stage passive EQ.
  • Four independently configurable XLR/RCA phono inputs.
  • Two trans-impedance current sensing MC inputs.
  • Two conventional, fully discrete, voltage sensing MC/MM inputs.
  • Higher gain and finer gain adjustment, with 3dB steps rather than the 5dB increments found on the P1.
  • The same user selectable local/global feedback setting introduced on the L10.
  • Unprecedented range and precision of loading options on voltage inputs.
  • Seven optional EQ curves for EMI, Columbia (LP), Decca (London), Teldec (DGG), NARTB/NAB, Capitol (AES) and Philips.
  • Improved user interface, including handy IR remote control for all main functions (and switching EQ).
  • Improved cartridge gain/loading wizard to aid set up.

The P10 might be an analog component, but the numbers tell the tale: a noise floor that’s 5dB lower than the already ghostly quiet P1; 45 to 78dB of gain in 3dB steps (that’s 8dB more than the P1); four independent phono inputs and as many as eight different record replay EQ curves. Throw in the remotely selectable Neumann pole for all EQ curves, local/global feedback, stereo/mono switching and high-pass filter and you have one of the user-friendliest phono-stages available. The display even changes colour to remind you when you have an optional EQ curve engaged.


2x MC current-sensing inputs, each available on both XLR and RCA connectors
2x MM/MC voltage-sensing inputs, each available on both XLR and RCA connectors
Unused inputs can be turned off
MC current-sensing inputs
Input impedance: < 100mΩ, virtual ground
Gain: +45dB to +78dB in 3dB steps, @1kHz, 1Ω cartridge
Equivalent input noise (EIN): < -144dBu / 1Ω termination, 22kHz BW, any gain
MM/MC voltage-sensing inputs
Input impedance: Variable from 100kΩ to 5Ω
Gain: +42dB to +75dB in 3dB steps, @1kHz
Equivalent input noise (EIN): <-142dBu / 1Ω termination, gain +53 to +74dB, 22kHz BW
Equivalent input noise (EIN): <-139dBu / 1Ω termination, gain +41 to +50dB, 22kHz BW
Playback EQ curve accuracy: +/- 0.1dB
Standard EQ Curve: RIAA
Optional EQ curves: EMI, Columbia (LP), Decca (London), DGG (Teldec), NARTB (NAB), Capitol/AES and Philips
Ultrasonic: Neumann pole at 50kHz can be engaged with any EQ curve
Subsonic: Anti-rumble 2nd order high-pass filter at 7Hz can be engaged with any EQ curve
Other features
Local or global feedback in amplification stages
Stereo/Monaural mode
Absolute phase polarity inversion
1x Balanced XLR (8V RMS max)
1x Single-ended RCA (4V RMS max)
1x Single-ended BNC (4V RMS max)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (ikHz signal, output level 3V RMS, 22kHZ BW)
THD+N < 0.001%, MM/MC voltage input, gain < 50dB
THD: unmeasurable (below noise floor) for MM/MC voltage input, gain > 50dB
THD: unmeasurable (below noise floor) for MC current input, any gain
P10 Power supply unit: 23kg
P10 Phono preamplifier unit: 20kg
*Specifications updated 25th May 2023



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