The Grail SE is van den Hul's ultimate phonograph preamplifier. It is one of the most innovative and advanced phonograph preamplifier's available at the moment.
Distributed throughout the USA through AudioShield Distribution. Available here through these retailers.
Specifically designed phonograph preamplifier section
Balanced design for inputs and outputs
Inputs: three Phonograph inputs, two balanced for MC cartridges, one for MM (unbalanced)
Phonograph RIAA - equalization with coils only, no sound impairing capacitors in filters
Special printed circuit board material with gold conducting paths
The printed circuit board has a special seating to evade microphonics
Specially equipped feet made of selected material to avoid mechanical energy storage
Low noise moving coil input stage, less annoying noise even with low-output cartridges
Automatic adapting input stage for moving coil cartridges, no matching resistors needed
Compensation for phonograph cartridge sensitivity (level adjustment)
Dual power supplies, in separate housings
Strictly separated amplifier sections and circuit layout deliver a very natural sound stage
Power supplies have Gyrators for each amplifier stage delivers noise cancellation
The external power supplies are available for different mains voltages
"...It will help to goose just about any set of loudspeakers with its unabashed sonic horsepower. The bottom line is that the Grail brought its own set of attributes to the music—dynamic effervescence coupled with a smooth sound."