Rothwell Headspace MC Headamp

Rothwell Headspace MC Headamp

Free UK Delivery



Rothwell are an established, UK-based manufacturer of quality hifi components with expertise stretching back to the late 80s. Rothwell are unique in that while the industry began to move towards transistor designs, the company continued to experiment with and perfect valve technologies. This means that their range of phono stages benefits from a warm, lifelike sound signature, true to that of vinyl.

The Headpsace is a moving coil pre-preamp, also known as a headamp, designed to fo a similar job to that of a step-up transformer. This means that it raises the output of moving coil cartridges up to the same level of moving magnet cartridges but does so using transistors, as opposed to transformers. Benefits of this design are that you are able to set the gain and load impedance independently, as well as an extremely wide bandwidth. 

The Headspace features four gain settings and eight load settings, so a vast range of cartridges are compatible. 

This unit allows Moving Coil cartridges to be used with Moving Magnet phonostages and will also improve the signal-to-noise ratio of any phonostage, whether that be MM or MC. 



Gain  10dB,
Input Impedance   55R,
Output Impedance   <100 ohms
Headroom  >20dB
Power Supply   24 volts DC, center +ve
Mains Voltage  100V - 250V AC 
Power Consumption  1W 
 Dimensions  60 x 155 x 92 mm
Weight  570g (exc. psu)
Packed Weight 770g (inc. psu) 

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

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Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


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