VINYL PHONO MC1
The MC phono stage pre-preamp
100% pure tube job, no silicon inside
From the designer
The Lampizator Vinyl Phono is a result of long research that we took regarding the feasibility of creating the no compromise Phonostage that is worthy of our reputation in DACs.
There were some basic criteria which we thought are important, namely:
MC input, (no MM at all in this particular model)
Tube rectified PSU
Tube regulated PSU
Tube stages for input and output
No negative feedback
User switchable input loads for MC (low - normal - high)
Big housing like the Big 7 DAC
Finish Variants with Gold top, copper top, red paint top etc
Tube rolling possible
Nixie display for 4 input loads and muting
“volume” style knob for selector of loads
Needle current meter
Why no MM input? Why the user can't use his own step up transformer?
Well, the complexity of our design is such, that the step up is entwined into the tube schematics, and can not be separated. They work together (transformer and tubes) so well, that separating them would be a crime and this marvelous Phono wouldn't be as good as it is. So - no matter what is your step up - the benefits of what I did are far greater than the benefit of an outboard step-up plus cables of course. This way my design is great, simple one box, no cable fuss, no compatibility issue, no risk of mis-match, and full control of how it sounds. And besides - we used the best step-up we could possibly find and tested many side by side.
Inputs: One stereo RCA input, with adjustable loadings
Outputs: One stereo RCA output with 2Kohm impedance
Amplification factor: Total of 3200x, (70 dB)
Catridge compatibility: Moving Coil MC only, from 0,15 mA.
Number of input load settings: 5
Output level on average music material: 2V pp
Output headroom: 10x
Power consumption: 40W
AC mains: 110/115/220/230V AC / 50 - 60Hz
Tube compliment: 2 x 6N2P-B, 2Xecc803-s-g, 1xEL34, 1X6X5, 1 x Nixie
Shelf footprint: 43x51 cm (W x D)
Total height clearance: 13 cm
Weight (net / shipping gross): 17 kg / 25 kg
Power supply: fully linear, 150 Watt, fully regulated for every consumption point.
Paid options: Copper top, NOS tubes.
MC only input, full tube PSU, Single ended outputs, one arm (6600 Euro plus VAT tax)
MC only input, full solid state PSU, Single ended outputs, one arm (5600 Euro plus VAT tax)
MM only input, full tube PSU, Single ended outputs, one arm (4600 Euro plus VAT tax)
MM only input, full solid state PSU, Single ended outputs, one arm (3900 Euro plus VAT tax)
Pure tube design
Copper output caps
Amorphous core, high end SUT
Tube power supply
Tube voltage regulation
Numerous CLC filter stages
Transparent, 3-D sound
User selectable cartridge loads
4 layer, gold trace PCB
Stone silent background