PHN1.1 – Two-Box Phono Stage
The PHN1.1 is a high-end, two-box phono stage, with outboard power supply, designed to be used between a turntable and a line-level amplifier. It amplifies the low level signal from a moving coil or moving magnet cartridge according to the RIAA curve, to a line level signal which can be connected to a line input of any line-level amplifier or pre amplifier.
The PHN1.1 is designed around the concept that the audio circuits should be minimalistic with the shortest possible signal path, while the complexity is moved to the power supply.
The PHN1.1 can be used with any moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. The gain, the input impedance, and the input capacitance are set by means of exchangeable plugs. Additional input setting plugs can be purchased to allow future cartridge replacement. For moving magnet cartridges no plug is required.
Unlike most phono stages which are based on active designs (feedback loop), the PHN1.1 is based on a passive design, that is, there is a first high gain stage, a passive RIAA filter, and a lower gain output stage. Although the PHN1.1 is a solid state pre amplifier, its design is based on concept taken from valve amplifiers and its sound characteristics resemble those of high end valve amplifiers, but without the inconvenience of heat, wear and background noise, which is common to tube-based phono-stages.
The PHN1.1 is built using the best available components: Mundorf main-capacitors, selected low noise JFET transistors, low noise Tantalum and PPS capacitors, and WBT NextGen sockets. All components are mounted on an immersion gold FR4 PCB with a real star ground topology.
Like all our products, the PHN1.1 comes with a 14 day money-back-guarantee, and a 3 year warranty.
- Excellent sound quality
- Does not require maintenance or recapping
- Excellent value
The sound of the PHN1.1 can be best described as Tube-like velvety, with explosive dynamics.
|Dimensions||24 × 16 × 6 cm|
Gain Plug for MC cart
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