M2Tech P1 ("Nash"), MM/MC phono preamp/EQ). + 2‐line inputs, audio system preamp, remote control.
The P1 (Nash) is a dedicated preamplifier and phono equalizer for every cartridge model. It is provided with two phono inputs, one for low-level MC cartridges and one for medium-high level MC cartridges and MM cartridges. Its FET-input, all-discrete components circuits feature vanishingly low noise and plenty of gain, allowing for a stunning 2.5Vrms output with 5mV on MM and 170uV on MC. The passive RIAA is implemented with high precision polypropylene capacitors.
MC interface parameters (input impedance and MC pre-pre gain) are set by potentiometer from the rear panel. As well, MM interface parameters (input impedance and capacity load) are set by DIP-switches, again from the rear panel.
The P1 (Nash) is provided with a Bluetooth BLE interface for control and configuration. An Android (and iOS coming) app will allow user to fully control the unit and set the configuration parameters. A comprehensive, continuously updated pickups database will make configuration faster and easier. You control the Nash by the front panel encoder, using the remote control or by the dedicated Android app via Bluetooth. Operation data are displayed on a high readability OLED display. A menu allows for setting parameters like anti-rumble filter, MM input stage gain, etc.
Two auxiliary line-level inputs make the Nash a hub or switching box for analog sources, an interesting add-on when the P1 (Nash) is used together with the Young MkIII, to fully exploit the latter’s only analog input. A Young MkIII-Nash-based system may have a total of four analog sources: two phono and two line-level.
Noise reduction and sound performance can be enhanced by replacing the stock wall adaptor with the Van Der Graaf MkII, External Low Noise Power Supply.