Sutherland N1 User Manual

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To select a different input, press the control knob. The two digits of volume

indication will go off. That leaves only the input display illuminated. The outputs

are now muted and the knob is used for selecting an input. The N1 is unmuted by

pressing the front panel knob again. The volume numeric indication comes back on

and the volume level will then ramp up to the value last used with that particular


The N1 has a timer feature that will automatically turn off the Nixie displays.

If the N1 controls (knob or remote) are not used for a certain time period, the

Nixie displays will go off and a yellow LED will go on. There is no change is audio

settings. The Nixie display simply turns off. You can select the time period (in

hours). To do so, press and hold the control knob in for 5 seconds. When it is

released, the yellow LED will blink and you can select the time period with the

control knob. When set to 0, the timer is disabled and the Nixie display will stay

on continuously. After selecting the time period, press the knob again to return

to normal preamp operation.


The phono stage is configurable for many

gain and loading options. It is shipped with

200 Ohms for loading and 60 dB for gain.

You can easily choose other values. Remove

the top cover. On the left side of the audio

board are connectors for the loading and

gain cards. Simply plug in the value of your

choice. Each card carries two values. With

no card in the loading socket, you will have

a loading of 47.5 k Ohms. Each card will

connect to both the left and right audio boards – thus both channels will be set to

the same value.


If you’ve been frustrated by complex remote controls, you will appreciate the N1’s

remote. It is so simple there was no need to even label the buttons. And yet it

still does more than you might expect.

Basically there is the volume up button, the volume down button and the mute