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iFi Audio ZEN Air Phono - Turntable Phono Stage Pre-amp

Key Features:

  • Upgrades a basic built-in phono stage in a turntable or amplifier system
  • Reduces hiss, noise and rumble on vinyl playback
  • Designed for both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges
  • Hear every drop of detail against a super-quiet background
  • Increases signal level from millivolts to volts
  • Manufacturer warranty: 12 months

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MSRP KSD SKU Barcode MPN
£99.00 P003260 5060738786770 0311014-0003
MSRP £99.00
KSD SKU P003260
Barcode 5060738786770
MPN 0311014-0003

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iFi Audio ZEN Air Phono

iFi Audio's super affordable phono stage makes your vinyl sound purer than ever. Enjoy a purer listening experience with the ZEN Air Phono, our super affordable phono stage. A phono stage, also called a phono pre-amp, provides the connection between the record cartridge/pickup (stylus) and the amplifier.

When vinyl was the standard for audio recording, the phono stage was built-in to receivers and amps, allowing direct connection of a turntable. These days most receivers and amps do not contain a phono stage so a separate unit is needed. It is a necessity for any turntable without a phono stage already built in. It will also upgrade a basic built-in phono stage in a turntable or amplifier system.

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INCREASED SIGNAL LEVEL
Turntable cartridges output a very small signal. This signal needs amplifying up to several hundred times the original size before it is loud enough for your amplifier. A phono stage increases the signal level from millivolts to volts.

PURER STILL
Listening to music on vinyl is good for the soul. It sounds purer than listening to a track via your phone or computer. Make this experience purer still by reducing hiss, noise and rumble on your records with the ZEN Air Phono.

MC AND MM
There are two kinds of turntable cartridge – Moving Magnet and Moving Coil – and the ZEN Air Phono works with both of them. The MM setting is for cartridges with an output voltage of 2mV and higher. The MC setting for outputs less than 2mV. You use the gain switch on the rear to change this setting. It also has a precise RIAA equalisation setting to satisfy the most demanding vinyl lover.

ENGAGE WARP DRIVE
As we all know, records can become warped with age. With the ZEN Air Phono any warp on your records will be driven away by our ‘subsonic filter’. Normal subsonic filters remove ‘rumble’ AND bass and cause phase issues. iFi's unique AI phono sub-sonic filter removes ‘rumble’ only.

Features

  • Upgrades a basic built-in phono stage in a turntable or amplifier system
  • Reduces hiss, noise and rumble on vinyl playback
  • Designed for both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges
  • Hear every drop of detail against a super-quiet background
  • Increases signal level from millivolts to volts

Technical Specifications

  • Power supply requirement: DC 5V/1.0A (centre +ve)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz -20kHz (±0.15dB)
  • Channel Separation: > 75dB (1kHz all modes)
  • Max Output Voltage: RMS6.5V RMS 600Ω(<1% THD & N)
  • Gain: MM 40dB / MC 64dB
  • Input Impedance: MM 47k / MC 1k
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • SNR MM (40dB ±1dB): 86dB (A-weighted) re 1V
  • SNR MC (64dB ±1dB): 82dB (A-weighted) re 1V
  • Ein (equivalent input noise): 0.6nV | /Hz (unweighted); 6.5nV | /Hz (unweighted); -151dBV (A-weighted); -130dBV (A-weighted)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion MC: <-80dB / 0.01% re 1V
  • Total Harmonic Distortion MM: <-90dB / 0.005% re 1V
  • Power Consumption: <1.8W
  • Dimensions: 158 x 117 x 35 mm (6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4")
  • Net weight: 320g (0.71 lbs)
  • Part number: 0311014-0003
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