Sutherland Insight Phono Preamp



The Insight is all Sutherland… unbelievable at its price point. Also available with external linear power supply

There comes a tipping point of accumulated knowledge that insists upon a new product. Insight gained from the design of preceding phono preamps opened up a new possibility.

Pride of ownership and sublime performance–way beyond its modest price.

There is an almost irresistible urge to add complexity to any endeavor. The result is a tangled knot of disparate good ideas. Because there is always more that could be added, there is never an opportunity for long-term satisfaction. Never enough.

Sutherland offers a different vision – it may be more closely aligned with your values. It is a very disciplined approach that refines design to the essential elements – and then executes the design to perfection. There is no allowance for superfluous clutter. Nothing extra will be allowed between you and the music.

Technical Areas of Concern

  1. Avoid electronic colorations by keeping signal path uncluttered and straightforward.
  2. Refine the circuitry and layout for one audio channel. Then build it twice for stereo.
  3. Keep the clutter of options out of the signal path and off the circuit board.
  4. Keep contaminating AC power line noise out.
  5. Use the best components in a conservative manner, for long life and effortless performance.
  6. Design and build with a sense of instrument grade craftsmanship.


Gain Settings: 40 dB 45 dB 50 dB 55 dB 60 dB

Cartridge Loading: 100 Ohms 200 Ohms 1k Ohms 10k Ohms 47k Ohms

POWER REQIREMENTS: 86 to 260 volts AC, 5 watts universal, no adjustment required

17” x 12″ x 2 1⁄2”, 11 pounds

23” x 18” x 9”, 19 pounds (in shipping box)




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