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ICON AUDIO - PS3 Mk2 MM/MC Phono Preamp **OPEN BOX**

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Overbuilt & Over-Performing: Expands and Improves Upon Icon's Award-Winning PS1 Design

No-Expense-Spared: Made for Most Demanding Analog Lovers

Special All-Valve Power Supply, Huge Transformer, Two Large Chokes, and Built-In Volume Control for Exceptional Musical Definition and Phenomenal Soundstaging

Sometimes, when you're listening to vinyl, you need more power. You crave more musical definition. You want that sought-after liquid midrange as well as superb purity. You'll settle for nothing less than ideal instrumental definition, sublime color, and exceptional soundstaging. Icon Audio shares your desires. It's why the acclaimed British manufacturer makes the no-expenses-spared PS3 MkII MM/MC phonostage. When your tastes are Mahler, Maiden, or Miles, Icon has you covered with this top-of-the-line unit.

Reference-Caliber Component Equipped With Special Power Supply, Amazing Valve Setup
Expanding upon the concepts of the award-winning PS1, the all-valve PS phonostage with all-valve power supply is a reference-caliber component designed for the most exacting analog lovers. Buttressed with a large, oversized transformer and full-wave EZ80 valve rectifier, the PS3 also claims two large chokes for ultra-smooth power and is regulated by the top-flight EL84 valve. A 12AX7 valve controls the latter, ensuring accurate voltage and unmistakable high-end performance. Icon doesn't stop there. The preamp section uses the "cascade effect" of pairing to valves together to attain high gain and low noise, resulting in excellent soundstaging and crystalline detail.

Proven Analog Technology Combines With Modern, State-of-the-Art Knowledge
Like all Icon Audio phonostages, the PS3 is point-to-point wired by hand and tailored to deliver analog's benefits while tuning out the sonic impurities of older, worn records. It's also equipped with a stereo/mono switch for better signal-to-noise ration and lower distortion; Japanese Blue ALPS volume pot; low-noise oversized metal film resistors; polypropylene audio capacitors; silver PTFE audio cable; DC supply for valve heaters; gold-plated input terminals; and 6mm solid-alloy front and rear plates. Overbuilt and made to last years to come, the PS3 combines proven valve technology with modern, state-of-the-art know-how.

Works Effortlessly and Performs Admirably With Any Amplifier
Tube fans will also notice the PS3 utilizes the celebrated 6SN7 as the output valve, a standard since its introduction in 1940. Made to work effortlessly with any kind of amp, the PS3 comes with a built-in volume control to directly control power amps. Massive headroom, the absence of a printed circuit board, and upgradeable options are among the other aspects that give this incredible phonostage a leg up on the competition.

Perfect Satisfaction History
Akin to the PS1, not a single PS3 has been returned to Icon since its creation. It's a testament to Icon Audio's quality and signature sound. You can also rest assured that the PS3 will give you everything you want. Backed by our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee, this is a phonostage that outperforms and pleases. Order online or call a Music Direct audio consultant to hear one for yourself!

Signal to noise ratio -88db MM unweighted
4x ECC88 1x 6SN7 (pre-amp)
1x EZ80 1x ECC83 1x 5687 (power supply)
Sensitivity: 3mv for 1.26v output (0.3mv MC)@
Gain MM 53db MC 72db
Load: imp: 47k MM, 100 ohms MC
Output source impedance 50 ohms
RIAA Freq response 20hz-20khz +0 – 0.5db
230/240volts (also 120v), 50watts 1.5A fuse
Dimensions(WHD): 5.8" x 6.5" x 13.5"
Weight: 25 lbs.

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