iFi Micro iPhono 2
A small very high quality phono preamp with features unheard of at this price point.
The iFi micro iPhono2 phono preamplifier gives lie to the belief that sequels aren't better than the original. Touting several significant improvements over the award-winning iPhono, iPhono2 features a new, ground-up design that further enhances the price-defying sonic performance and audiophile-quality versatility. For starters, an ultra-quiet noise floor (85dB SNR) allows you to intimately experience the prized nuances, details, and backgrounds in your records' grooves at any volume you desire without having to worry about hearing phono preamplifier noise. Want more quiet? iFi's ultra-silent iPower outboard power supply (15v) comes with iPhono2. You'll hear your LPs produce a more natural, lifelike sound enriched with lower distortion, increased resolution, and remarkable transient response. But that's just the beginning of what the breakthrough iPhono2 can do with practically any MM or MC cartridge extant.
An ultra-wide gain of 36dB to 72db means iPhono2 can mate with any cartridge and play with sublime results – all without the need of a step-up transformer. iPhono2's eye-popping 106dB dynamic range (MC) combines with a bettered RIAA equalization circuit that guarantees +/-0.2dB accuracy of the RIAA EQ and six precision EQ curves, allowing you to hear any vinyl LP in the finest-possible sound. Also refined, the Class-A TubeState circuit – anchored by a Burr-Brown Soundplus J-FET-type amplifier and J-FET/BJT output buffer – provides exceptional linearity and easily drives upwards of 600-ohm studio inputs. And because iPhono2 uses a DirectDrive Servo-less DC Infinity circuit, no noise or distortion are added to the signal path. Reference-class internal parts, a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
10Hz – 100KHz (±0.5dB)
20Hz – 20kHz (±0.2dB)
MM (36dB): > 111dB (A-weighted)
MC (60dB): > 106dB (A-weighted)
MM (36dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 5mV)
MC (60dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 0.5mV)
MM (36dB): > 26dB (re. 5mV, @ 1% THD)
MC (60dB): > 22dB (re 0.5mV, @ 1% THD)
Maximum undistorted output: 6V (Load >= 600 Ohm, THD <=1%)
THD: <0.0007% (MM 36dB 1V out 600R Load)
Output Impedance: <100Ω
Input Voltage: AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: < 5W (ships with iPOWER 15v – do NOT use any other power supply)
Dimensions: 6.2" x 2.3" x 1.1"
Weight: 0.44 lbs.