Vertere PHONO-1

MC|MM Phono Preamplifier

Overview

Enjoy the full musical experience from every track and every album with PHONO-1, the perfect interface between your record player and your amplifier.

MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 gets the best from any high-quality record player, with maximum dynamic range and supreme detail resolution. With more than 10 gain settings, 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings, PHONO-1 leaves nothing to chance. It makes the perfect match for almost any Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridge.

Why MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1?

  • Realise the potential of any high-quality record player
  • Superb dynamics and detail with extremely accurate RIAA EQ
  • Perfect level and load matching for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges
  • Brings continuous enjoyment when playing records, without exception

 

Gold Plated PCB Assemblies

Separate high-quality gold plated PCBs for the main phono circuit and the mains power transformer ensure that any unwanted interference is kept well away from the audio signal.
These PCBs, combined with the use of high-quality components and special solder, guarantee consistent optimum performance for the long term.

Chassis Ground and PCB Earth Switch

A 3-way switch provided at the back of PHONO-1 gives the options of ‘Hard Ground’, ‘Ground Lift’ or ‘Soft Ground’ connection of the preamplifier and the chassis, to minimise any hum that may be introduced between the PHONO-1 and the main amplifier.

Double Shielded Main PCB

Vertere’s PHONO-1 MM | MC Preamplifier utilises stainless steel shields to further enhance isolation of the RIAA and preamplifier circuits. All power supply components and circuits are outside of the main cover shield and away from any signal path.

Switchable Input Loading

PHONO-1 has two internal switch banks that allow 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings for left and right channels.
Perfect load matching is crucial to maximising performance, for both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges – and in this respect PHONO-1 leaves nothing to chance.

 

Switchable Gain Setting

Another switch bank offers no less than 10 gain settings to provide the best level matching, within the gain range provided.
This ensures minimal level change between different sources used in the system.

 

Finishes

Orange or Silver

General

Type:MC/MM Preamplifier
Main Phono Circuit on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Power Supply:Linear
Transformer on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Gain Settings:45.4dB to 61.4dB
In 12 Steps – See Manual
Input Impedance Settings;
Resistance:
47k Ohms for MM
78 Ohms to 1.45k Ohms for MC
In 14 Steps – See Manual
Capacitance:100pF & 470pF for MM
100pF to 1.02uF for MC – In 9 Steps – See Manual
Frequency Response:20Hz – 20kHz
+/- 0.2dB
Noise:< -78dB - AWD
THD+N:0.03%
Dimensions:210 x 235 x 55mm
W x D x H (Incl. Switches & Feet)

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“…the PHONO-1 is one of the most naturally sounding phono stages I’ve heard in a long time”