iFi iPhono MM/MC Phono Preamplifier
Compact Phonostage Personifies High-End Performance at a Real-World Price
Features Six Stereo EQ Curves, Adjustable Load, and Class A Circuitry with Ultra-Wide Gain
The iFi iPhono is the stunning phono preamplifier that became the star of one of the boldest review experiments in audiophile history. Analog guru Michael Fremer paired it with an $8,500 phono cartridge to see what would happen. The results? He couldn't believe his ears, and neither could the guests that heard the music. An extraordinary overachiever, it comes packed with six stereo EQ curves, adjustable MC load, dedicated MC stage, adjustable MM load, adjustable gain, and Class A circuitry with ultra-wide gain. The iPhono personifies high-end performance at a real-world price.
"A few people I know came over and did some listening not knowing what they were hearing, thinking it was the usual stuff here, and no one, I mean no one complained...Can you pay a stronger compliment to a piece of $399 gear in such a critical role in a system that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars? I don't think so!"
– Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
Sole Focus: Making Your Vinyl Sound Better
When you first see the iPhono, you might not believe what it's capable of achieving. The svelte iPhono contains features normally found in phonostages that cost upwards of ten times its price. But iPhono isn't focused on the competition. Rather, its sole concern is making your vinyl sound better and allowing your records to reach their full potential. It's why iPhono has a broad gain from 40-66dB, allowing it to seamlessly match with any cartridge you select. Such versatility also comes across in the form of individually adjustable MM and MC load sections across the same gain range.
“Few others can compete with iPhono’s sonics and there is nothing near it’s price that can compete with its feature set. It also offers a great way to experiment with the various EQ curves for those with a wide range of recordings in their collection.”
—TONEAudio, Exceptional Value Award
"The iPhono compares well to more expensive phonostages and so is surely a Best Buy. I think mid-priced phonoamps, not to mention budget ones, will have a hard time going up against the iPhono...In this regard, the achievement of the iPhono is outstanding."
– Doctor John, Cheap Tube Audio
Class A TubeState Amplification: How LPs Are Supposed to Sound
Engineers based the super-quiet iPhono around stellar Class A TubeState amplification, a tri-brid of Bi-polar devices, J-fets, and Advanced Discrete components. You'll hear your LPs produce a more natural, lifelike sound enriched with lower distortion, better dynamics, and remarkable transient response. Vocals appear as full-bodied entities, drums pop, acoustic strings soar, and soundstages stretch beyond the speaker boundaries. The iPhono is how vinyl is supposed to sound.
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 gives you new lease on your record collection, and is ideal for enthusiasts with huge libraries.
Audiophile Marvel Backed By Money-Back Guarantee
Curious as to why Mr. Fremer chose the iPhono - and not another budget-priced phonostage - to pair with a top-of-the-line cartridge? Of course you are. The iPhono is an audiophile marvel and a boon for analog lovers everywhere. Backed by our Money-Back Guarantee, it's also a no-brainer choice.