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WINNER OF STEREOMOJO.COM PRODUCT OF THE YEAR [MC1]
WINNER OF HIFI NEWS OUTSTANDING PRODUCT [MC1]
The MC1 is our entry level moving coil and moving magnet RIAA phono stage, though we venture to suggest that it is not entry level in performance. It is unique at the price, with its’ fully RoHs compliant gold plated custom made double sided PCB’s, natural anodised extruded aluminium case and high quality internal parts like it’s use of 1% thin film melf resistors from Vishay plus Panasonic low impedance PSU capacitors throughout. The RIAA. Equalisation accuracy is within 0.25dB across the audio band and signal to noise is low at -68dB ( ref 500uV input). With a full 110dB dynamic range. Our psuedo balanced discrete input technology gives you the option to optimise grounding to reduce the possibility of Hum/noise. The circuit topology has a fully discrete input transconductance gain stage followed by our unique op-amp based bass active treble passive RIAA filter which is followed by a totally buffered output section with a very low output impedance. This helps to reduce cable effects and improve output current and drive. It will easily drive a 600 Ohm load!! It features standard gain for both MM at 40dB and MC adding an additional 23dB, these were chosen so that the MC1 can be used with the majority of normal pre-amps. If you need adjustable MM loading OR extra gain and special loading for High output MC then why not look at our MC1 PLUS version.
Attention to detail also extends to the custom made plug top power supply, which with its use of a split rail design benefits from using + and - DC power outputs for better rejection of RF noise. It also uses a gold plated custom made PCB with high quality diodes and optimised snubber caps. This is no normal ‘off the shelf’ PSU as used by the competition.....
Most importantly, it also delivers in the sound department as well, with expansive and detailed sound staging, drive and dynamics that are normally associated with more expensive phono stages. It can be further upgraded through the use of the dedicated PSU1 outboard Power supply. Don’t just take our word for it though, as you can see below we are racking up the awards as proof of it’s performance.
Max Input MC 10mV
Max Input MM 100mV
Gain 40/63dB MM/MC
THD Distortion <0.008% 1kHz
Signal to noise ratio Ref 500uV (MC) 5mV (MM) -68dB/-84dB
RIAA accuracy within 0.25dB
Stereo separation better than 65dB - 20-20kHz
Input Loading MC 100R with 2n2 capacitance
Input Loading MM 47K with 120pF Damping (MM) 1K0
Dynamic Range 110dB Output impedance <10 Ohms
Max output level 10V RMS depending upon input
Dimensions WxHxL 114.5mm x 47.5mm x 160mm
Power consumption 3.5W
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