The Canor TP306 VR is an uncompromising all-tube MM/MC stereo phono preamplifier, connected without any global feedback and incorporating passive corrections. It is a direct successor to the highly popular and successful TP305 model.
Here is a review of the Canor TP306VR+ in HiiFi+ magazine.
The TP306 VR tube preamplifier is designed with a view to providing the highest possible audio quality. This is achieved through great attention to detail in the overall electrical and mechanical construction of the preamplifier; and consequently puts enormous demands on the selection of tubes, to ensure that the parameters of both channels are identical. In order to ensure the highest audio quality Canor use the EZ81 vacuum diode to rectify the anode voltage in the power supply. In this fully-valved phono preamplifier there are seven tubes all together; and unlike the TP305, the 6SN7 tube is replaced by the superior 6SL7 amplification tube.
This preamplifier can be connected to both MM and MC pick-ups. The MC input is connected to a high-quality, step-up Lundahl transformer. The first stage consists of two parallel triodes for reducing audible noise and ensuring the highest gain. Behind the first stage there is a passive RIAA correction: then the second stage is integrated with a second passive correction. The output buffer provides very low output impedance: the active part is 40db amplification at 1kHz. This gain is sufficient for the vast majority of MM pickups.
Both MM and MC pick-ups can be connected to the input at the same time, with the desired active input (MM or MC) being selected by a switch on the back of the unit.
To enhance the very low voltage gain of MC pick-ups, the Lundahl impedance matcher is used at the input. This configuration produces the benefit of not increasing the noise created by the device itself.
To ensure component compatibility, the TP 306+ phono stage’s tubes are burned-in and measured on our specially developed BT-2 and TTM-2 measuring devices.
The TP 306 VR+ is available in either silver or black finish. The amplifier can be heard in our Huddersfield demonstration room, or we can arrange for you to listen to it in your own home.
As with other products in the Canor range, the “+” suffix denotes the use of the superior Mundorf capacitors.
You can find out more about Canor on their own web site.
|Input impedance MM||47 kOhm|
|Input capacitance MM||100pF/100pF/220pF/470pF|
|Gain MM||42 dB / 47 kOhms|
|SNR MM||78 dB|
|Input impedances MC||80,160,400,800,1200,1600,2000 Ohm /56dB
20,40,100,200,300,400,600 Ohm /62dB
5,10,25,50,75,100,150 Ohm /68dB
|Gain MC||56 dB – 62 dB – 68 dB|
|SNR MC||74 dB|
|Harmonic distortion||< 0.05% (1kHz)|
|RIAA-equalisation||20 Hz-20 kHz / ±0,3 dB|
|Power||230 V, 50 Hz / 100 VA|
|Dimensions (w x h x d)||435 x 122 x 350 mm|