Black Cube Statement

Black Cube Statement

The entry-level model with star qualities

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The Black Cube Statement is the entry-level model in our Black Cube series. With the usual high-grade quality of workmanship and the sophisticated circuit design this phono preamp is hardly inferior to its large siblings – and saves your budget!

The Black Cube Statement will impress you – no matter if you are a newbie to the high-end sector or a returner. Your favourite LPs shine in new splendor and new acquisitions really come into their own now. That way collecting records is truly great fun again!

Welcome to the world of phono preamps


With an excellent price-performance ratio the term “entry-level model“ is fundamentally redefined. The use of high-quality long-life components from selected manufacturers is self-evident for us so that already the smallest phono preamp of our Black Cube series will bring you the captivating magic of analogue reproduction. Needless to say that all components we use have been designed with longevity and dependability in mind.

"Sensational bargain for beginners."

— STEREO

Manufacturer Burr Brown supplies us with – sonically outstanding – gain stages. For the passive RIAA filter network we use high-grade, transient-resistant foil capacitors with narrow tolerance. That way we can ensure that transients, dynamics and sonic timbres will get straight to the listener in a genuine manner. For the bass decoupling between the linear gain stages we use MKP types. Furthermore, all electrolytic capacitors are low-ESR types, all resistors are low-noise metal film versions. We only use switches with gold-plated contacts for toggling between gain or impedance settings resp.

A comfortable all-rounder

Of course, the Black Cube Statement can handle all common cartridges on the market, from high-output MM to MC. Practice-oriented MC impedances are directly selectable. In addition each channel features a slot for the solder-free plug-in of a custom impedance. On request we will gladly enclose resistors with your order for matching your system to this phono stage – free of charge, naturally.

Due to its modest dimensions the Black Cube Statement can be placed very close to the turntable which will minimise possible losses resulting from cable lengths. By the way, Lehmannaudio is always dedicated to detail, not only with the component selection, but during the entire manufacturing process: for instance, the enclosure of the audio section is made of a non-magnetic material (aluminium) and the cover lid is mechanically dampened.

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    Technical Data

    The impressing technical details of the Black Cube Statement.

    Black Cube Statement
    Sensitivity for output level 775 mV/0 dB (with activated high gain jumper)

    Gain 1 kHz

    Maximum input level

    Signal to noise ratio (RMS unweighted)
    MM: 7.4 mV/1 kHz; MC: 0.74 mV/1 kHz



    MM: 41 dB; MC: 61 dB

    MM: 58 mV; MC: 5.6 mV

    MM: 78 dB; MC: 57 dB

    Gain
    31 dB, 41 dB, 51 dB, 61 dB
    Channel separation
    > 85 dB at 10 kHz
    Input impedance
    47 kohms, 1 kohm, 100 ohms
    1 x custom load
    Output impedance
    < 100 ohms
    Input capacitance
    100 pF
    Channel mismatch
    typ. 0.5 dB
    Bass filter
    50 Hz, 6 dB/oct.
    Power consumption
    app. 1 VA
    Outer dimensions W x D x H
    103 mm x 108 mm x 45 mm
    Weight
    0.28 kg netto

    Reviews

    Hi-Fi News

    "You can certainly tell that phono preamps are Lehmann’s speciality when putting it through its paces. Instruments and vocals sounded accurate, having a ‘studiolike’ honesty."

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    TNT Audio

    "How time flies... 12 years ago I was writing my first hi-fi reviews for an internet magazine, and at about the same time a small manufacturer from Germany was making a name for himself as a manufacturer of basic looking, but far from basic sounding phono-stages."

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    "Have you ever heard a negative verdict about a Black Cube? Nor have I, the handy devices of ingenious sound engineer Norbert Lehmann meet an unanimous approval across the board. That is, not only with the press and dealers, but also in the shark pond of hifi end users."

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    STEREO

    "A smart black cube from Cologne has rocked the audiophile scene for some years in such a way that the name of its designer is now tantamount to great sounding phono preamplifiers 'made in Germany': Norbert Lehmann and his 'Black Cube'."

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