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iFi ZEN Phono MM/MC Preamplifier

£149.00
  • iFi ZEN Phono MM/MC Preamplifier

iFi

iFi ZEN Phono MM/MC Preamplifier

£149.00

  • INPUTS - Selectable MM and MC input which can handle just about any cartridge. So as your vinyl system grows over time, the ZEN Phono will always keep up.
  • OUTPUTS – It features a Single-ended RCA output and an additional Balanced 4.4mm Pentaconn Output for those who want to take full advantage of the balanced circuit design. Less interference – clearer sound.
  • TECH PACKED – Filled with premium components such as the OV series op-amps and Panasonic ECPU and TDK C0G capacitors.
  • CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR TURNTABLE SETUP – Ultra-wide gain from 36dB to 72dB
  • INTELLIGENT - Subsonic analog filter which solves warp issues effectively, your Vinyl collection will love you.

You’ve invested a small fortune in your personal LP collection. You should enjoy it to the full.

The ZEN Phono is different. It has pedigree. Trickle-down know-how from AMR/iFi phono pre-amps.

First and foremost, the ZEN Phono is a serious machine. The noise floor is a whisper-quiet –90/96dB (36/60dB, BAL 2V/SE 1V, A-weighted) on MM/MC respectively.

Able to handle MM/MC cartridges from <0.25mV to >2mV, it brings true high-end performance and flexibility to the entry sector.

The ZEN Phono has the performance/features not found in many other phono stages:

i. MM/MC-36dB >72dB gain. Noise floor of –90/96 dB

ii. Balanced circuitry – unprecedented for this category

iii. Intelligent Sub-sonic filter – solves warp issues effectively

The above stunning features reflect an exhaustive design.

Features

 


With MM/MC, high/low and very low, the ZEN Phono is able to handle just about any cartridge. From 36dB all the way up to 72dB. So as your vinyl system grows over time, the ZEN Phono will always keep up.

Balanced circuit design. Just not seen at this price point it is a superior method to the traditional single-ended circuit approach. Balanced circuits reduce noise and crosstalk. Less Interference – clearer sound.

As with many other iFi audio products, we’ve incorporated a custom OV Series operational-amplifier. This top-notch component contributes to the extremely low noise, low distortion (0.0001%) and wide bandwidth.

Panasonic ECPU capacitors. Each ECPU capacitor is constructed from some 3,500 layers of ultra-thin dielectrics less than 0.5μm thickness. It offers class-leading Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), low impedance and frequency stability and vanishingly low distortion.
Texas Instruments low-noise ICs offer great unity-gain bandwidth, very low noise and distortion, high output drive capability, Common-mode and Power Supply Rejection Ratios of over 100 dB, wide maximum-output-swing bandwidths and high slew rates.

TDK C0G (Class 1 ceramic) capacitors offer high stability and low losses for resonant circuit applications.

Getting ever closer to the theoretical ideal of pure, frequency-constant capacitance, these capacitors reduce capacitor-induced distortion to vanishingly low levels.

They are pricey but are a perfect addition to our products.

muRata control-type, low-ESR high-Q multi-layer capacitors. The ‘ESR control’ aspect of the Murata is something special. Their noise suppression abilities are impressive.

Specifications

Gain settings MC (v lo)@
MC (lo)
MC (hi)
MM
72dB (+/- 1dB)
60dB (+/- 1dB)
48dB (+/- 1dB)
36dB (+/- 1dB)
AI Sub-sonic filter Remedies only the 'warp' in LPs No negative impact to bass response
Max Output Voltage (RMS) 20v RMS bal output into 100k (< 1% THD & N)
13.5V RMS bal output into 600R (< 1% THD & N)
Output Impedance: BAL
SE
200 Ohm resistive
100 Ohm resistive
Input impedance MM: 47K Ohms (Load: 110pF)
MC High: 47K Ohms
MC Low: 1K Ohms
MC V Low: 110 Ohms
Signal/Noise Ratio: 94dB(A) MM re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
80dB(unweighted 80kHz BW) MM re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
84dB(A) MC Hi re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
71dB(unweighted 80kHz BW) MM re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
90dB(A) MC lo re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
79dB(unweighted 80kHz BW) MC lo re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
79dB(A) MC vlo re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
69dB(unweighted 80kHz BW) MC vlo re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
EIN (equivalent input noise): 0.6nV|/Hz (unweighted) MC lo/vlo

6.5nV|/Hz (unweighted) MM/MC hi
-151dBV (A weighted)
-141dBV (unweighted)
-130dBV (A weighted)
-119dBV (unweighted)
Harmonic Distortion: < -110dB / 0.0003% MM re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
< -80dB / 0.01% MC lo re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
< -86dB / 0.005% MC vlo re 2V BAL/1V UNBAL
Dimensions 160(l) x 113(w) x 35(h) mm
6.3" x 4.4" x 1.4"
Power Supply: DC 5V / 500mA
Net weight: 515g (1.14 Ibs)
Warranty: 12 months

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