MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII

Indulge in the complete musical journey: Phono-1 MKII, the ideal link between your record player and amplifier, ensures an immersive and captivating listening experience for every track and album.


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.

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 MkII has two switch banks, now easily accessible from the underside of the unit, 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, also easily accessible from the underside of the unit, 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.

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.

PHONO-1 Finishes

The PHONO-1 is available in a range of high-end finishes, including a new DG-1 design featuring a front panel to match the new Vertere record player (pictured). Finishes also available: Silver aluminium, Signature Vertere Orange and Semi-matt Black.

technical specifications

TypeMC/MM Preamplifier Main Phono Circuit on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Power SupplyLinear, Int. Switchable Transformer on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Gain Settings40.2dB to 62.8dB In 12 Steps
High Gain version – Add 6.4dB to all settings
Input Impedance Settings 47k for MM
Resistance78R to 47K for MC – in 14 Steps
100pF & 470pF for MM
Capacitance100pF to 1.02uF for MC – In 9 Steps
20Hz – 20kHz
Frequency Response+/- 0.2dB
< -78dB – AWD
THD-NFront Panel Options
Finish Vertere Orange, Silver, Black
210 x 235 x 55mm
DimensionsW x D x H (Incl. Switches & Feet)
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