iFi micro iPhono2 MM/MC Phono Preamplifier Pairs With Any Cartridge: Sublime Sound, Super-Quiet Noise Floor, Ultra-Wide Gain, Incredible 106dB Dynamic Range, iPower Power Supply, More
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.
"First of all the iPhono 2's bottom end is far more fully extended and fleshed out than was the original, bass was deeper, tighter, more forceful, and yet as clean, precise and controlled as before. The improvements rendered were easy to hear. [It's] an even more impressive and versatile phono preamplifier that produced a level of liquidity, bloom and textures the original missed. Along with more precise transients with blacker backgrounds and easily-heard improved transparency. A really good and versatile phono preamplifier has given way to one that's ridiculously good...easily more than twice as good as the original. Highly recommended!"
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile/Analog Planet
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, and Music Direct's Money-Back Guarantee also come standard. Given all that – and more – you need to hear what iPhono2 can do for your system.
Six Stereo EQ Curves Ensure Accurate Playback
Outfitted with six different stereo EQ curves, iPhono means you will never need play another LP with the wrong EQ and tolerate inferior sonics. With Decca, RIAA, Columbia, eRIAA, IEC, and eRIAA/IEC curves at the ready, accurate playback is ensured for all types of music and all eras of records. iPhono literally gives you new lease on your record collection, and is ideal for enthusiasts with huge libraries