Pride of Craftsmanship
Encased in solid built construction, to a quality you would expect. Each front fascia is CNC milled for a high level of precision typically associated with finely crafted watches. It’s 10mm thick fascia is hand-finished in flawless chrome and is matched by it’s clutter-free interface. Four gold or chrome finished controls dial in the experience.
We have a heritage of crafting products for more than 30 years and if that wasn’t enough, it’s good to know that its designed and made in England.
Breadth of Capability
Handling a variety of analogue sources, the EAR 868 is designed to be the most capable of analogue pre-amps. With 5 analogue inputs, connect your Hi-Fi to the latest devices, like the EAR Dac 4. Aided further by its studio heritage to bring you a pair of balanced inputs in the form of XLRs, you can connect to a whole host of devices you never thought imaginable.
The additional built-in phono stage in the EAR 868PL edition becomes its own when connecting your pickup. You’ll notice your turntable’s Moving Magnet cartridges come alive with grace and with the addition of a Moving Coil toggle switch, the 868PL can support a wide range of cartridges.
EAR 868PL (with Phonostage)
Four PCC88 (7DJ8)
Signal-to-nosie on Line amp: 90db (1v out ref)
Phono Noise (weighted): -80db (IHF)*
Phono MM Impedance: 47KΩ*
Phono MC Impedance: 4Ω, 12Ω & 40Ω*
Five Line Inputs (RCA)
One Balanced Input (XLR)
Two Ground Terminals
One Phono Input (RCA)
EAR 868L: Line only input
EAR 868PL: Moving magnet/Moving coil
Two Line Outputs (RCA) 5V into 600Ω
Two Balanced Ouputs (XLR) 5V
One Tape Monitor (RCA)