SC10 – Phono Pre-Amplifier
After many years of research and development we are proud to introduce to the market our new State of the Art, cost no object, real DHT/LCR all transformer coupled Reference Phono preamplifier SC10.
The SC10 is completely hand wired with 99.99% pure Silver wire (point to point) and all components were newly developed for the SC10.
As an example, we can name a few like LCR inductors, all transformers leading with the output transformer with over 350H (Henrys) with a constant 200ohm output impedance which is unique in the market.
We are mentioning several of those technical details, as we are extremely confident that those elements coupled with massively external power supply are the key anchor points which are creating the unforgettable rendering of the recorded material and ultimately creating one of a kind listening experience. Advantages of the implemented technical solutions and meticulous attention to details in both selection of components and their application becomes evident after the first tone You hear with SC10.
I am extremely proud of the entire team that has put countless hours into development of this exceptional SC10 DHT/LCR Phono Preamplifier.
LCR RIAA EQ-600-2L
Western Electric JW5842 Triode
output 10 DHT Triode 200ohm
Tube Rectifier 274B
all transformer coupled
4 – inputs
hand made input selector
output Impedance 200 ohm (standard)
300 ohm and 600 ohm (available)
external Paper oil Power Supply
complete hand wired (point to point) 99.99% pure Silver wire
Phono section 28 kg
Power Supply 26 kg
dimensions 480mm x 500mm x 320mm (WxDxH)
Handmade in Hergiswil Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
lifetime warranty (less tubes)
PRODUCTION AND PHILOSOPHY
I live and work in Central Switzerland next to beautiful Lake Lucerne, surrounded by mountains. Empowered by my wonderful family, I work with a team of unique experts to make those audio dreams come true. I take a lot of time to develop and manufacture high efficiency coaxial speakers, tube amps and DACs. Deeply rooted in audio history, I am also fully aware of today’s manufacturing advantages and apply them whenever they will be useful. Please take your time to experience my components and I can promise you, it will only take moments before you realize that you are listening to something special, something musical: a gateway to the music. Let me introduce you to some secrets behind the making of these products.
We at Tobian Sound Systems believe that the beauty of our audio products lies in the hands of the makers. I may be the originator and driving force, but the products have more than one father.
Our wire is very slowly dragged and carefully isolated with natural resin and then baked. The next step is the alignment of the wire on the core. The core of the transformer is made of a special, grain oriented steel, that only one company in the world makes – in Switzerland. Each layer of oval-section wire is then hammered into one homogenous surface. It is along the outside of this augmented surface that the signal will travel. Each layer is then isolated with mu-metal shielding before the next layer goes on. After a transformer is finished, it is submerged in natural resin, and baked. Every step of the process, the materials, the execution, the duration of each phase, the precision that only comes from experience, turns these transformers into something you cannot just buy. You have to be dedicated to have them made like this. It’s as if they are dreamt into reality. Put your hand on one of those transformers while the amp is on – are you sure it’s really on? You cannot tell. Like driving a Bentley: only when you look at the dashboard do you realize how fast you are really going.