Low noise input stage
BIZET uses a proprietary quad – instrumentation – amplifier arrangement lowering noise to one half of that of a single gain stage. The input referred noise of that stage is a mere 43nV (nanovolts); BW 400Hz … 30kHz. Another noteworthy spec is a common mode rejection of 90dB (CCMR), resulting in total elimination of picked up noise in the signal leads coming from the tonearm. Gain is selectable from 66dB to 76dB (balanced in to balanced out), giving the user the flexibility to choose from all available cartridges on the market. Both single-ended (RCA) and balanced (XLR) inputs are provided.
Passive RIAA equalization
The RIAA curve, applied passively, is accurate within ±0.5dB. The low frequency pole/zero (3180μs / 318μs) and the high frequency pole (75μs) are separated to eliminate any interference between the both. An integrated low-cut filter (7Hz, -12dB/octave) removes excessive low frequency information from warped vinyls.
Strictly balanced topology
Fully-balanced circuitry rejects noise and keeps the delicate signal from a phono cartridge in balanced mode, maintaining balanced operation throughout and eliminating noise that would otherwise obscure vital musical information. The balanced outputs easily drive long cable runs with no loss of fidelity. In this sense, BIZET is the perfect companion product for SATIE, but can of course, excel in many different setups.
Daisy chain feature
BIZET is an elaborate fully balanced / fully discrete construction in a compact enclosure matching that of SATIE. Therefore, only one tonearm / cartridge combination is operated. However, if you wish to use multiple sources, you can operate a second (third …) BIZET in a daisy chain manor. The signal from the currently activated BIZET is transmitted to the line stage without the need for input switching.