U.S.A.-Made MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Built to Deliver Optimal Sound: Musical Surroundings Nova III Offers Class-Leading Gain and Loading Settings, Proprietary Subsonic Filter
You shouldn't trust just any phono preamplifier to provide the signal amplification that delivers high-quality playback for your valued vinyl collection. Musical Surroundings' Nova III MM/MC is far from just any phonostage. With more than 20 years of experience designing phono preamplifiers and esteemed designer Michael Yee in its corner, the California-based company considerably steps up the quotient of affordability, value, and performance in Nova III.
Combining discrete dual-mono topology with a brand-new internal power supply, the U.S.A.-made Nova III gives you world-class fidelity as well as extensive flexibility. A wide array of gain (13 total) and loading (19 total) settings mean you can dial-in the parameters to exactly those of your cartridge. Rear-panel switches allow easy access for changes. Inside, Nova III uses super-match pair/low-noise input devices, an isolated DC-to-DC converter, dual inductor decoupling, and polypropylene bypass capacitors. Everything is focused on offering premium sonics. You'll hear the texture, detail, nuance, and soundstaging for which vinyl LPs remain increasingly prized, and feel the warmth, atmospherics, and "thereness" that only analog delivers when played back with care and high-end components.
To wit, Nova III supplies hybrid RIAA equalization and comes with a proprietary subsonic filter that eliminates low-frequency noise. An onboard microprocessor control handles both subsonic and mute functions. Compact dimensions (9.875 x 9.875 x 2.5 inches WDH), solid albeit light weight (five pounds), a three-year manufacturer warranty, and the option to add Musical Surroundings' external Linear Power Supply make Nova III a true intergalactic audio star. Our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee burns equally bright.
- Super Matched Pair/Low-Noise Input Devices
- Hybrid RIAA Equalization
- Michael Yee Proprietary Subsonic Filter
- Microprocessor Control for Mute and Subsonic
- Multiple Gain Settings (65dB Maximum)
- Extensive Loading Settings on Rear Panel
- New Internal Power Supply
- Super Low-Noise Voltage Regulation
- Isolated DC to DC Converter
- Dual Inductor Decoupling
- 10,000µf of Regulation
- Polypropylene Bypass Capacitors
- Linear Charging Power Supply (optional)
- Made in California
Input load switches (Ohms): 200pF/300pF, 30, 40, 50, 59, 80, 100, 121, 150, 243, 280, 380, 475, 660, 1k, 2k, 47k, 100k
Dimensions (WDH): 9 7/8" x 9 7/8" x 2.5"
Weight: 5 lbs.
Warranty: 3 years