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iFi Audio iPhono3 Black Label - Phono Preamp for MM and MC Turntables

Key Features:

  • Driven by iFi’s Class A TubeState engine and Direct Drive Servoless design
  • Wide range of settings such as gain, load and EQ curves
  • Precisely suit the connected phono cartridge and the record being played
  • Ultra-low distortion and class-leading dynamic range
  • Super-low noise floor - one of the ‘quietest’ phono stages at any price
  • High gain of 72dB on par with high-end phono stages at twice the price
  • Manufacturer warranty: 12 months

Product Data:

MSRP KSD SKU Barcode MPN
£999.00 P003275 5060738780860 303016
MSRP £999.00
KSD SKU P003275
Barcode 5060738780860
MPN 303016

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iFi Audio iPhono3 Black Label

For the record, iFi's iPhono3 Black Label phono uses only the best audiophile components. Computer matched op-amps, high-gain bi-polar output transistors to Nichicon audio-grade capacitors. Use any moving magnet or moving coil cartridge with this phono stage preamplifier by adjusting clearly labeled switches hidden underneath the chassis and an online compatibility calculator available on the iFi Audio website.

Powered by the upgraded iFi iPower X 15V DC power supply, the noise floor drops below 0.1uF and the overload margin is over one and a half times greater than its predecessor. Ultra-wide gain from 36dB to 72dB and incredible 110dB dynamic range delivered through a class A TubeState circuit engineered from four decades of research to get tube like sound from a solid state amplifier.

Premium components, like computer matched Burr Brown op-amps and Panasonic ECPU film capacitors, as well as an on-board sub sonic filter bring superior technology that can usually only be found in an ultra-high-end home theatre system.

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SILENT NIGHTS IN
With a stunning, super-low 85dB noise floor (per Stereophile standard) the iPhono3 Black Label is out there. One of the quietest phono stages. Like any good phono stage, it amplifies the signal, not the noise. The whisper-quiet noise floor is there for any home audio system to discern. Take it for a test drive from the comfort of your favourite listening chair.

EXACTING EQUALISATION
Precise EQ curve and explosive 108dB dynamic range. Your listening room becomes a concert hall. The AMR PH-77, the larger sibling with 23 equalisation curves, remains the vinyl benchmark to this day. Trickle-down tech used in the iPhono3 Black Label means it features the 6 most popular stereo EQ curves.

SET AND FORGET
Your pickup (stylus) has been lovingly crafted. Whether it’s MM or MC, no two cartridges are identical in performance. The iPhono3 Black Label, like the AMR PH-77 from which it descends, enables you to set the precise load/gain for the cartridge you have. Squeeze every last drop of performance out of your precious pickup.

SPEC’D TO THRILL
Beneath the modest footprint of the iPhono 3 Black Label are Class A TubeState and DirectDrive Servoless technologies. Specially developed by AMR for iFi audio. All underpinned by some quite special audiophile components from Burr-Brown, TDK and Nichicon. With such dedicated circuitry and devoted components, it has a whisper-quiet noise floor.

X-MEN
The iPhono3 Black Label is special. It should be powered by something special. It comes with the iPower X, the very latest in power supply technology. iPhono3 Black Label + iPower X = Super Duo.

Features

  • Driven by iFi’s Class A TubeState engine and Direct Drive Servoless design
  • Wide range of settings such as gain, load and EQ curves
  • Precisely suit the connected phono cartridge and the record being played
  • Ultra-low distortion and class-leading dynamic range
  • Super-low noise floor - one of the ‘quietest’ phono stages at any price
  • High gain of 72dB on par with high-end phono stages at twice the price

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz – 100KHz (±0.3dB); 20Hz – 20kHz (±0.2dB)
  • Dynamic Range MM (36dB): > 108dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range MC (60dB): > 106dB (A-weighted)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio MM (36dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 5mV)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio MC (60dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 0.5mV)
  • Overload Margin MM (36dB): > 26dB (re. 5mV, @ 1% THD)
  • Overload Margin MC (60dB): > 22dB (re 0.5mV, @ 1% THD)
  • Crosstalk: <-71dB (1KHz)
  • Maximum undistorted output: 7V (Load >= 600 Ohm, THD <=1%)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.005% (MM 36dB 1V out 600R Load)
  • Output Impedance: <100Ω
  • Input Voltage: AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: < 5W. Use with iPower X (15v) do NOT use any other power supply.
  • Dimensions: 6.2' x 2.3' x 1.1' / 158 x 58 x 28 mm
  • Weight: 0.58 lbs / 265 g
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