A phono stage, also called a phono pre-amp, provides the connection between the record cartridge/pickup (stylus) and the amplifier.
Turntable cartridges output a very small signal. This signal needs amplifying up to several hundred times the original size before it is loud enough for your amplifier. A phono stage increases the signal level from millivolts to volts.
When vinyl was the standard for audio recording, the phono stage was built-in to receivers and amps, allowing direct connection of a turntable. These days most receivers and amps do not contain a phono stage so a separate unit is needed.
It is a necessity for any turntable without a phono stage already built in. It will also upgrade a basic built-in phono stage in a turntable or amplifier system.
Listening to music on vinyl is good for the soul. It sounds purer than listening to a track via your phone or computer.
Make this experience purer still by reducing hiss, noise and rumble on your records with the ZEN Air Phono.
Engage warp drive
As we all know, records can become warped with age. With the ZEN Air Phono any warp on your records will be driven away by their ‘subsonic filter’.
Normal subsonic filters remove ‘rumble’ AND bass and cause phase issues. Their unique AI phono sub-sonic filter removes ‘rumble’ only.
Frequency Response: 20Hz -20kHz (±0.15dB)
Channel Separation: > 75dB (1kHz all modes)
Max Output Voltage: RMS6.5V RMS 600Ω(<1% THD & N)
Gain: MM 40dB / MC 64dB
Input Impedance: MM 47k / MC 1k
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm
Check out the brochure for more information - iFi Zen Air Phono Tech