NEW Alchemy amazing Phono Stage PPA-2 Ultra Quiet, Ultra resolution

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Product Overview

NEW Alchemy Phono Stage PPA-2. Outstanding performance. Ultra Quiet. 

Now At HiFi Nation. 

The art of Alchemy, Completely Reinvented. 

Designed ground-up by the ELAC team, the new Alchemy Series gives birth to a marriage of technologies, bringing further advances to a name known for delivering performance and build quality far exceeding its price. Every component incorporates relevant, well-thought-out features and topology that is important to critical listeners, like discrete implementation of power supply, preamplifier and signal processing to bring you best-in-class sound. With years of experience in award-winning analog and digital products, the Alchemy Series establishes a new standard for value in the world of high-end audio separates.

Alchemy performs LP magic. 

The Alchemy PPA-2 is a full-featured phono preamp that uses all-analog, discrete FET gain and EQ stages to transform microscopic grooves in vinyl into stunningly lifelike music. The PPA-2 can be tailored to specific cartridge requirements, with switchable gain for each channel, MC cartridge loading, and stereo or mono operation. A selection of RCA or XLR inputs and outputs adds even more flexibility to the most versatile phono preamp in its class.





Fully discrete, balanced FET topology from input to output

DC servo-controlled output stage

Switchable MM or MC gain for each channel

MC loading continuously adjustable from 5 Ω to 999 Ω

Precise MC cartridge loading settings for each input can be displayed on the LCD information screen

Selectable Stereo or Mono operation

Highly precise RIAA equalization using 0.1% metal film resistors and selected metalized polypropylene capacitors

Selectable rumble filter

All signal routing through hermetically sealed gold-on-gold relays

Ultra-low-noise DC voltage regulators

Microcontroller completely shuts down during normal operation to eliminate any clocking noises

Internally shielded toroidal transformer and linear power supply for very low radiated hum field

Provides an improved power source for the Miracord 70 and 90 turntable motor

12 V trigger input

Liquid Crystal Display for clear user information





Input impedance

5-1KOhms variable or 47K

Frequency response

10hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB

RIAA accuracy

+/- 0.2dB

Nominal THD+N


Signal-to-noise ratio (1 kHz)


Output Voltage

>6.0V RMS

Crosstalk (L-to-R or R-to-L) 


Single ended Gain

42dB (low) or 60dB (high)

Balanced Gain

48dB (low) or 66dB (high)

Output impedance

50 Ohms

Analog Outputs


Available finishes


Dimensions (HxWxD)

2" x 17.5" x 15" including jacks


12 lbs


Warranty Information

Reviews of Audio Alchemy PPA-1

Overall, the PPA-1/PS-5 produced an impressively well-balanced rendering of what had become a very familiar album. I could point out the differences between the PPA-1/PS-5 and the very expensive phono preamp but that would just be a waste of our time....PPA-1 is a high performance, feature-rich, versatile, well-built in America, MM/MC phono preamp that is among a handful of the best under $2000 phono preamplifiers available today...Michael Fremer


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