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Black Cube SE

Since the market introduction in 1995 the Black Cube phono stages by Lehmannaudio have become cult objects for analog oriented music lovers. Countless positive reviews and awards, and an unrivalled customer satisfaction worldwide document this truly exceptional success.


The device has even be vastly improved in 2006. A special 30 VA toroidal transformer of the PWX power supply is the main reason for the sonic performance achieved with the Black Cube SE. This transformer is not only overdimensioned but even sports a grounded isolation coil between the primary and secondary coil. The results: much more bass authority, a more liquid midrange as well as more openness. These sonic benefits are without any doubt the reasons that more and more music lovers choose the Black Cube SE right from the start.

It grasps the essence of the music, and thus delivers not only sonic purity, but emotional impact, too. – Audio Video

No more need for expensive impedance plugs!

The Lehmannaudio Black Cube SE phono stage is compatible with practically all available cartridges on the market from High Output MM to MC. Apart from the standard switch settings there is one onboard slot plus one hard wire slot that can be fitted with a custom impedances to supply perfect termination even for the most exotic cartridges. No more need for expensive impedance plugs!

Black Cube SE open

The input stages used in the Black Cube SE can also be found in top notch mixing consoles or in well known professional microphone preamps. The entirely passive RIAA equalization network is realized with high precision foil capacitors. All resistors are of the low noise metal film variety. The switches for gain and load settings have gold plated connectors. Because of the small outer dimensions the Black Cube SE can be placed next to the turntable. This minimizes loss due to cable lengths.

Lehmannaudio always pays special attention to details: the cable between power supply and audio section is shielded and uses Neutrik connectors with gold plated contacts at the power supply side. The cases of both the power supply and the audio section are made of nonmagnetic material (aluminium) and are equipped with a top cover coated with a special anti-resonance treatment.


    • Black Cube SE - Overview

      PDF-Overview of our Black Cube SE: Introduction, technical details & extracts from reviews.

    • Audio Video 2006

      "It grasps the essence of the music, and thus delivers not only sonic purity, but emotional impact, too."

    Input StageDual mono Microphone preamp Chip newest generation
    Gain settings36 dB, 46 dB, 56 dB, 66 dB
    Max. gain 66 dB
    Internal impedances (selectable)47 k, 1 k, 100 R
    Onboard slot for custom impedance✓ yes
    plus additional hard wire slot
    Internal input capacitance and cap type100 p
    KP 1 %
    Soft Bass Rolloff filter✓ yes
    High Gain✓ yes
    RIAA filter capsMKP
    Bass coupling after RIAAMKP
    Second gain stageDual Mono Burr Brown OPA 134
    Discrete Output buffer Zero global feedback-
    Output capacitorMKP
    DC-Output jumper✓ yes
    Power supply features on audio boardChokes
    RC-Filters with high electrolytic bypass