Sutherland Insight phono preamplifier
There comes a tipping point of accumulated knowledge that insists upon a new product.
Insight gained from the design of preceding phono preamps opened up a new possibility.
The Insight can be viewed (and appreciated) from many angles.
Ron Sutherland’s favorite is “pride of ownership.” Although not expensive by high-end standards, the Insight is a combination of solid, thoughtful engineering – with an artisanal attention to every design decision. Every detail matters; good enough is NOT good enough. All the areas of performance, aesthetics, reliability, circuit design, circuit board layout, parts selection, packaging — ALL of those aspects must seamlessly dovetail into one expression. For those with a taste for understated elegance, the Insight will deliver an
enduring pride of ownership.
The physical artistry is a means to solid, reliable, musicality. There is no affectation. Just a simple, pure link to your recorded treasures. It faithfully delivers musical joy, year after year.
Gain is determined by the resistor value installed in the GAIN resistor socket.
Dale/Vishay RN65-style resistors are included with the following values.
- 40 dB gain (1210)
- 45 dB gain (75R0)
- 50 dB gain (40R2)
- 55 dB gain (20R0)
- 60 dB gain (15R0)
Cartridge loading is determined by the resistor value installed in the LOADING resistor socket.
Dale/Vishay RN65-style resistors are included with the following values:
- 100 Ohms
- 200 Ohms
- 1k Ohms
- 10k Ohms
- 100 Ohms (1000)
- 47k Ohms
- 17” wide
- 12” deep
- 2 1/2″ high
- 11 lbs. each