All-Tube, Zero-Feedback Icon Audio PS2 Moving-Magnet Phonostage Based on Award-Winning PS1: Hear More Warmth, Finer Detail, Greater Transparency, and Better Purity from Your Vinyl LPs
Yearning to hear the music on LPs without listening to the medium'’'s impurities? A supreme value strictly designed for MM operation, Icon Audio's PS2 MKII one-box phonostage optimizes the warm, natural sound of vinyl while eliminating distracting artifacts often associated with older records. A simplified version of the company's award-winning and best-selling PS1, the PS2 retains many of the same features and is one of the best overachievers on the audiophile market.
All Valves = Warmth, Purity, Transparency, Less Noise
An all-valve model, the PS2 is completely passive and point-to-point wired by hand. Once you drop the needle on a record, you'll immediately notice fluidity, musicality, detail, and pitch-black backgrounds. The inherent warm sound of the PS2's valves are tailor-made for vinyl playback. Since the massive overload of valves prevents distortion and reduces noise on LPs, valves handle massive transient spikes on imperfect, older LPs much better than transistors.
No-Feedback Design and Ingenious Simplicity Allow You to Hear More Music
The PS2 intentionally forgoes any use of a printer circuit board, which spoils the sound. A no-feedback design, it employs high-quality resistors, audiophile-grade audio capacitors, silver TEFLON audio cable, and gold-plated input/output terminals within an ingeniously simple one-box solution to capturing the magic inherent in vinyl's grooves. Build quality is top notch; the performance will blow your mind. A stereo/mono switch even ensures lower noise from your mono vinyl favorites.
Tremendous Value, Guaranteed
Backed by Music Direct's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, the PS2 follows in the footsteps on the PS1 in pleasing virtually every listener that's heard it work wonders in their system. Order online or call a Music Direct audio consultant to arrange your introduction to the PS2!
- All hand wired point to point
- No printed circuit board to spoil the sound
- All Triode valves 2x ECC83 1x ECC81
- NO feedback used
- High quality resistors
- Hi Fi quality audio capacitors
- Silver PTFE audio cable
- Gold plated Input/output terminals
Gain: 200x (46dB)
Impedance: 47k (MM)
Output impedance 50 ohms
Signal to noise level -75db
RIAA Freq response 20hz-20khz +0 – 1db
Power consumption: 40watts
Dimensions (HWD): 4.75" x10.6" x5.5"
Weight: 5.5 lbs