Vertere PHONO-1 MkII

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Product Description

MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII

Enjoy the full musical experience from every track and every album with PHONO-1 MkII, the perfect interface between your record player and your amplifier.

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.

MM Preamplifier Gold Plated PCB Assemblies

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.

MM Preamplifier Double Shielded Main PCB

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.

MM Preamplifier Switchable Input Loading

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 between the PHONO-1 and the main amplifier.

 

 

Specification

TypeMC/MM Preamplifier
Main Phono Circuit on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Power SupplyLinear
Transformer on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Gain Settings45.4dB to 61.4dB
In 12 Steps – See Manual
Input Impedance Settings;
Resistance
47k Ohms for MM
78 Ohms to 1.45k Ohms for MC
In 14 Steps – See Manual
Capacitance100pF & 470pF for MM
100pF to 1.02uF for MC – In 9 Steps – See Manual
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz
+/- 0.2dB
Noise< -78dB – AWD
THD+N0.03%
Dimensions210 x 235 x 55mm
W x D x H (Incl. Switches & Feet)

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