Kronos AV
About
Heed Audio
Creating something is a wonderful feeling. To witness the numerous pieces of electronic and mechanical parts being hand crafted to form a complete working device is delightful. Every single component receives exacting attention and is the perfect element to provide you with an unrivalled musical experience.From the hand soldering of the circuit boards to the fine adjustments of the volume knob, we ensure every process and incorporate only the highest quality components to make a Heed amplifier the best in class. Rigorous quality control provides the highest possible standard and reliability of our devices. Every single device meets our strict performance regulations but similar to twins, we know that each and every one produced is unique to you.

Heed Audio Questar MM Phono Stage
Free Gift

  • Sale
  • Regular price £315.00


The Questars are destined to be the best entry-level options of the Heed modular line for vinyl reply that money can buy. Under the hood of their hefty, shielded steel chassis beats the heart of the Quasar MM/MC phonostage, conveniently divided into neatly-specialized a’ la carte portions.

The QUESTAR MM largely incorporates the Quasar’s unsurpassed MM circuitry, while its sibling, the Questar MC deploys a streamlined version of the Quasar’s MC stage, eliminating the need for jumper switches by optimising the amplifier to suit the 300-600 µV/100 Ohm output range characterising the vast majority of today’s moving coils. Considering its generous 18 dB headroom, ideal cartridge matching is virtually assured.

The internal construction of the Questars meets the most critical high-end standards in every respect. The amplifier employs an entirely dual-mono configuration and uses a two-stage – passive/active – RIAA equalisation. Gain adjustment has been optimised for maximum headroom and highest signal-to-noise ratio. Component parts are selected to exacting tolerances matching those of our Quasar.

The Questars are suitable for any line-level amplifier input, and can easily drive virtually any length of interconnect. There is no internal wiring or binding, and all high-current parts of the circuit are shielded. Both models feature gold-plated RCA terminals soldered directly onto the PCB, limiting all signal paths to a bare minimum.

The Questars (both MC/MM) now utilise a new improved external power supply to avoid undesirable electro-magnetic interference within the chassis. This new Heed X-PSU 30 is a simple but vital part of performance improvement from the previous incarnations, and represents another example of how Heed take time and care to adapt and enhance their products continually.

Sonic performance can be even further enhanced by upgrading to the Quasar's substantial separate box 'Q-PSU', constructed around a massive 60 VA toroidal transformer with low-density magnetic field and minimal dispersion. With substantial 40,000 µF capacitor filtering, the 'Q-PSU' can feed the QUESTAR'S circuitry with the kind of super-clean current usually delivered only by battery-based supplies, even with extreme dynamic swings.

For full compatibility please contact us via the 'ask question about this product button (scroll to top of page).

Available in a black casing with black fascia.

Heed Audio Questar MM: Moving Magnet Phonostage - Features & Benefits:

Version: MC preamplifier
2-stage topology
Discrete bipolar transistor circuits
New improved in-line power supply Upgradeable power supply options available

Input: 1 x stereo RCA
Output: 1 x stereo RCA
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20kHz
Input sensitivity: 3 mV (MM)
Input impedance: 47 kΩ (MM)
Gain: 42 dB (MM) 
Power supply options: X-PSU 30 (standard) / Q-PSU / Obelisk PX (upgrades)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.5 x 7.5 x 22 cm

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

DPD gives you an hourly window for delivery so you can make sure you are home, and you can of course track your parcel all the way from despatch to your front door, offering you peace of mind. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

Why not ask and see how much you HiFi is worth!

To find out how much your HiFi is worth... Click Here

If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com