MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII gets the best from any high-quality record player, with maximum dynamic range and supreme detail resolution. With more than 10 gain settings, 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings, PHONO-1 MkII leaves nothing to chance. It makes the perfect match for almost any Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridge.
Gold Plated PCB Assemblies
Separate high-quality gold plated PCBs for the main phono circuit and the mains power transformer ensure that any unwanted interference is kept well away from the audio signal.
These PCBs, combined with the use of high-quality components and special solder, guarantee consistent optimum performance for the long term.
Double Shielded Main PCB
Vertere’s PHONO-1 MM | MC Preamplifier utilises stainless steel shields to further enhance isolation of the RIAA and preamplifier circuits.
All power supply components and circuits are outside of the main cover shield and away from any signal path.
Switchable Input Loading
PHONO-1 MkII has two switch banks, now easily accessible from the underside of the unit, that allow 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings for left and right channels.
Perfect load matching is crucial to maximising performance, for both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges – and in this respect PHONO-1 leaves nothing to chance.
Switchable Gain Setting
Another switch bank, also easily accessible from the underside of the unit, offers no less than 10 gain settings to provide the best level matching, within the gain range provided.
This ensures minimal level change between different sources used in the system.
Chassis Ground and PCB Earth Switch
A 3-way switch provided at the back of PHONO-1 gives the options of ‘Hard Ground’, ‘Ground Lift’ or ‘Soft Ground’ connection of the preamplifier and the chassis, to minimise any hum that may be introduced betwen the PHONO-1 and the main amplifier.