If you're in the market for an inexpensive vinyl playback system and your preamp/integrated amp doesn't have a phono inputplease take this PhonoBox into serious account. TNT Audio Review
Entry Level Bargain MM Phono Stage
Who says you have to spend a boatload of money to get a nice sounding phono preamp? The Phono Box MM is a compact phono stage for MM moving magnet cartridges that lets you use your turntable with receivers, integrated amps, and preamps that don't have a dedicated phono input. Just plug the Phono Box MM into a line stage input and you're ready to go.
You get a lot of value for your money. Dual mono circuitry provides optimal channel separation and good soundstaging. Special low-noise ICs keep the background quiet so you can hear more of your music. The metal case shields the electronics from vibration and electromagnetic interference. And thanks to its small size, the Phono Box MM fits almost anywhere. It stashes easily right next to your turntable.
Compact size. Compact price. Big value. Big performance.
The Project Phono Box MM Pre Amplifier enables a turntable to be used where an amplifier lacks a dedicated turntable input. Suitable for any moving magnet cartridge,
Will also improve an existing or poor quality phono stage, includes RIAA equalisation for moving magnet. Suitable for moving magnet type cartridges only.
A sturdy and industrial-feeling introductory phono stage. Designed specifically to amplify your moving magnet cartridge output to line level. The form factor of the unit is small and subtle, so it can be placed near the turntable/amp without being intrusive.
Metal case shields the electronics from vibrational and electromagnetic interference
Special low-noise ICs used
Optimal channel separation through dual-mono circuitry
Gold plated RCA connection sockets
Outboard power supply included
Amplification and RIAA equalisation for MM cartridges
Small size allows installation close to record player
Input Impedance: 47kΩ / 100pF
Output Voltage Typically: 200mV / 1kHz at 5mV / 1kHz
Noise Floor: 88dB - A Weighted
RIAA Equalisation Curve Accuracy: 20Hz - 20kHz / max. 0.5dB
Power Consumption: 20mA DC
Outboard Power Supply: 18V / 250mA DC
Dimensions (W x H x D)(w/Plugs): 107 x 30 x 61(75)mm
Weight: 280g (Without Power Supply)
Please note: You will need interconnect cables to connect this phono stage to your amplifier.
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