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REGA - Fono MC Phono Preamplifier

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Full Adjustability for Cartridge Loading, Two Different Gain Settings, Stellar Parts, Compact Size, Thrilling Sound: Rega Fono MC Phono Preamplifier Defines Entry-Level Audiophile Analog

Fono MC, Rega's latest foray into entry-level, high-end phono preamplifiers coincides with its Ania MC cartridge. While Fono MC works brilliantly with Ania, it is designed to pair with any MC cartridge and features full adjustability for loading via rear-panel dip switches as well as two different gain settings. Anchored by a low-noise Linear Systems LSK389 FET in an all-discrete input stage and a MUSE op amp in the RIAA equalization amplifier, Fono MC also boasts polypropylene capacitors in the signal path and RIAA circuitry for stellar linearity. The aluminum casework provides excellent shielding for the sensitive internal components while the sleek, compact architecture mirrors that of Rega's Fono MM phono preamplifier and TT-PSU 2 power supply. Borrowing heavily from the more sophisticated and costlier Brio amplifier and Aria phono preamplifier, Fono MC convincingly makes analog thrills come alive for a cost most anyone can afford. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

“Tonal balance is very natural and it is incredibly engaging, offering a decent three-dimensional musical experience and excellent dynamics.”

Input sensitivity (for 200mV output):
   4 off: 133uV
   4 on: 67uV
Input loading resistance:
   1 and 2 off: 400Ω
   1 on: 100Ω
   2 on: 150Ω
   1 and 2 on: 70Ω
Input loading capacitance:
   3 off: 1000pF
   3 on: 4300pF
Gain (at 1KHz):
   4 off: 63.5dB
   4 on: 69.5dB
Maximum input level (at 1KHz):
   4 off: 6.7mV
   4 on: 3.4mV
Output impedance: 200Ω
Recommended minimum output load resistance: 5K
Frequency response (50KΩ output load): 13Hz (-3dB) to 100KHz (-0.3dB)
RIAA accuracy (50KΩ output load): Better than +/-0.2dB 100Hz to 100KHz
Power requirements: 24V AC at 150mA maximum

User Manual (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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