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Old 05-17-2018, 11:04 AM
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Default New Boulder 508 Phono Stage announced

New phono stage, MSRP approximately $5000.

Boulder 508 Phono Preamplifier


INPUTS 1 pair balanced, converts to unbalanced
OUTPUTS 1 pair balanced
INPUT IMPEDANCE, MAXIMUM MC: 100 ohms, MM: 47k ohms
1 KHZ GAIN, RIAA MC: 70 dB, MM: 44 dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE, RIAA ±0.10 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
DISTORTION, THD 0.01%
NOISE (EIN), MC 98 nanovolts flat, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL 8 Vrms
CROSSTALK, L TO R OR R TO L >100 dB or better 20 Hz to 20 kHz
WEIGHT 9 lbs. (4.1 kg)
POWER REQUIREMENTS 100, 120, 200-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION 15W



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Old 05-18-2018, 06:46 PM
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Looks awesome!

Framer reports it will retail for $5000. https://www.analogplanet.com/content...o-preamplifier

I wonder if the 1108 is coming next.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:14 AM
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Has anyone tried one of these yet?
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:14 AM
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I wound up taking the 508 home with me the day I also bought an SME 20/3. If you don't need a lot of flexibility or multiple inputs, I contend it's the best sounding phono stage on the market. My dealer and I were laughing at how great the Boulder sounded, in fact it sounded better in my opinion then the $40k D'agastino phono stage we had been listening to.

Happy I have the Boulder in my system!
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:53 AM
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Excellent, thanks.
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2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus Faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven PC & IC, Shunyata Venom sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves

Workshop: Vintage Yamaha CA-1010 & CT-1010, PSB Imagine Mini, Squeezebox Touch, Schiit BiFrost, AZ & WW cables

Digital Streaming source: SonicTransporter i7 w/Roon, Synology DS420+, English Electric 8switch

Personal audio: Woo WA6, WA7 & WA8; Auralic Aries Mini, Sonore MicroRendu & UltraRendu; Shure SE535, Shure SH1540, Westone ES50 Custom, Sennheiser HD820, MrSpeakers Aeon Flow C; Various Moon Audio dragons

Video: Sony XBR65X850C; Apple TV-4; Vienna Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1, T2, & T3; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:11 AM
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A Boulder piece for only 5K... Amazing!
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