Edwards Audio Apprentice MM Equaliser

The Edwards Audio Apprentice MM Equaliser is derived from the popular Edwards Audio MM1 and uses a similar circuit topology with passive treble and active bass equalisation.

Unusually at this price level it uses a second stage amplifier to buffer the equalisation network and ensures a low output impedance.

It has an internal linear power supply, which provides a clean regulated supply.  Coupled with the use of a steel double U case construction, it saved us the need for an expensive bespoke design. It is completed with a stylish 3mm black acrylic front panel.

As far as the all important sonic performance is concerned, with its near silent noise floor and 42dB gain the Apprentice MM will not leave you disappointed, unlike most we have listened to. We rate its performance at around 85% that of the MM1 which, at around half the price, makes it a true audiophile bargain. It is ideally suited for the customer who is either on a budget or uses a turntable such as the Apprentice TT LITE.

The original Edwards Audio Apprentice MM was awarded Five Stars by David Price and is Reviewed in Hi-Fi Choice.


Apprentice MM Equaliser
Specifications
Max Input MM 75mV
Gain 42dB MM THD Distortion <0.02% 1kHz
Signal to noise ratio (MM) 5mV (MM) A Wtd 83dB
RIAA accuracy within 0.3dB
Stereo separation better than 68dB – 20-20kHz
Input Loading MM 47K with 120pF
Dynamic Range 110dB
Output impedance Max output level 9.5V RMS depending upon input
Dimensions WxHxL 200mm x 55mm x 70mm
Weight 1Kg
Power consumption 3W
Price guide UK/US £99.95 /€114/ $131

E&OE We reserve the right to improve the performance as development is ongoing.