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TCC TC-450 Mobile Phono Preamp:
Battery or AC Operation, Your Choice!

With a 70dB S/N ratio and 0.05% maximum distortion, the new TC-450 introduces the  first battery-powered model to our lineup. One nine volt battery will run this low current-draw preamp for many, many hours. Or you can power it with the optional power adaptor, just like our other models. Either way, this preamp (both lightest and smallest of any we sell) adds a new measure of flexibility for those of you recording or listening to your albums on the go. The same sturdy metal construction used in our other models provides excellent shielding, noise rejection and durability.

Included accessories

We include free of charge a stereo patch cord
 (for connection to a receiver or minisystem)
and a mini-plug adaptor for use with computers.
The AC adaptor shown above is optional (see below).

$31.50 plus shipping (see below)

  • battery powered; will work anywhere in the world 
  • operates on one nine volt battery (not included);
    easily changed by removing two screws
  • accepts (optional) AC adaptor
  • limited lifetime defective repair or exchange warranty
  • RIAA freq response 20hz-20,000hz +/- 0.5dB, S/N ratio  >70dB
  • THD <0.05%, input sensitivity 3.0mV; nominal output  300mV
  • Output impedence 1000 ohms, input 47kohm /220 pF
  • CE certified, nice packaging suitable for gifting
  • gold-plated jacks and black anodized metal casing
  • ground wire terminal; NO power indicator
  • includes RCA cable and miniplug adaptor
  • 115mm long / 73mm wide / 37mm high
phono preamp buying guide

If connecting to a computer, simply substitute it in the diagram for the amplifier shown below. Use the sound card's LINE  INPUT jack, NOT the MIC IN.

TC450 hookup diagram

Any of the following labelled amplifier/receiver/minisystem input jacks can be used;
(use the L&R
AUDIO  jacks so labelled; ignore the actual yellow VIDEO  jack if present).

optional AC
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