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Congratulations on your purchase of the Acoustat Trans~Nova Preampliﬁer, the most Innovative NEW
Technology in audio amplification devices and Iowlevel gain stages with equalization. With proper
installation, connection and use, your new preamplifier should provide many years of trouble free music
enjoyment. Since many aspects of the initial hook-up will determine the units overall performance, we
strongly suggest you read over this manual completely to familiarize yourself with the unit before placing
it in service.
WARRANTY STATE M ENT
A limited five year warra ntyfrom date of purchase Is provided by Acoustat Corporation on the Tra nsNova
preamplifier. This applies to the original purchaser only. However, because Acoustat Corporation feels
that a ﬁne audio product should be warranted regardless of owner, the warranty is transferable to all
subsequent owners, based not upon date of original purchase, but upon date of original manufacture.
This warranty is subject to the conditions and limitations stated within the documents on page 12 of this
It is your responsibility to complete and return the warranty registration card. While this card does not
determine your elegibility for warranty, it will allow Acoustat Corporation to Inform you of any possible
updates to the Preamp, as well as provide any new product news that might be of interest to you. This
warranty card also aids Acoustat Corporation in its efforts to bring finer audio components to music lovers
everywhere, by using the additional information that you provide. 30 PLEASE fill it out completely and
return within 20 days of purchase.
NEVER PUSH THE REAR PANEL GAIN LEVEL SWTT CH VIATH THE VOLUME UP. This will cause a severe DC transient
that could result in speaker or amplifier damage. Adjust phono gain switch ONLY when volume control is
SAVE ALL PACKING MATERIALS. Your Acoustat preampliﬁer Is a precision electronic instrument and must
be properly cartoned whenever shipment is necessary. ONLY the original packaging will insure safe
transport. (If lost or damaged, replacement packing materials can be obtained from Acoustat
Corporation at a nominal charge.)
TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENTTO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
DO NOT OPERATE WITH COVERS REMOVED. REFER ALL SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
If you wish to rack-mount your preampliﬁer, an adaptor bracket kit is available from your dealer at a
modest charge. This bracket is mounted in place of the two endcaps on the front corners of the preamp.
Complete instructions are included with the RM-2 kit.
LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ACOUSTAT TNP PREAMPLIFIER
ACOUSTAT CORPORATION warrants to the owner that the ACOUST AT preampliﬁerwill perform as speciﬁed
and that It will be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of FIVE YEARS from the date of
ACOUSTAT CORPORATION will repair defective units without charge for labor or parts, subject to the
a) The unit must not have been altered ordamaged through misuse, abuse, negligence, accident.
or improper operation.
b) The purchaser must provide the dealers original dated bill of sale as proof of purchase; If
unavailable, warranty period will be based on date of manufacture.
c) All repairs must be undertaken at the factory or other service center designated by ACOUSTAT
CORPORATION. Units submitted for warranty repairs must be shipped in the factory packing
carton to ACOUSTAT CORPORATION or Its designated service center, freight and insurance
prepaid by the owner, and will be returned to the owner freight and insurance prepaid by
d) Normal wear and maintenance are not covered by this warranty.
ACOUSTAT CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT
DAMAGES OR LIABIUTIES RESULTING FROM THE USEAND OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT COVERED HEREIN OR
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY RELATING TO THE SAID
Some states do not allow exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you speciﬁc legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
Input Impedance: Phone: 47k, plug In loads available.
High Level: 20k Tape In; 20k
Output Impedance: Main Outputs. 47 ohms. Tape Outputs 2.2K ohms.
Gain Structure Phono (high-gain) to tape out. 57 dB @ 1000 K2. Phono(high-gain) to main out. 83 dB @
1000 Hz High Inputs to main out. 26 dB @ 1000 Hz
Phono Overload: 240 millivolts @ 1000 Hz.
Frequency Response: Total preamp RIAA throughput. 3 Hz-350k Hz +0, -3 dB, High Level: 2 Hz-500k Hz
10. -3 dB.
Noise: 62 dB MovingCoii Gain Level, reference to 200 microvoltsrunweighted, 75 dB Moving-Magnet
Gain Level. reference to 2.0 miliivolt-unweighted.
Distortion: Less than .0196 THD, total RIAA throughput.
Dimensions 171/2 "W x 21/4"H x 9"D
Net Weight. 12 lbs.