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iFi Audio iPhono3 Black Label Phono Stage

 

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Features

Warranty length 1 Year
Brand iFi Audio

Tech Specs

- Freq: 10–100K Hz, 20Hz–kHz (±0.3/±0.2dB)
- Dynamic Range (MM/MC: >108/>106dB (A-wtd)
- MM (36dB) SNR: > 85dB (A-wtd, 5mV)
- MC (60dB) SNR: > 85dB (A-wtd, 0.5mV)
- Overload Margin MM: > 26dB
- Overload Margin MC: > 22dB
- Crosstalk: <-71dB (1KHz)
- Max output: 7V (Load >=600)
- THD: <0.005% (MM 36dB 1V, 600R Load)
- Output Impedance: <100Ω
- Voltage: AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz
- Power Consumption: < 5W
- Use with iPower X (15v)
(Do NOT use any other power supply)
- Dimensions: 158 x 58 x 28mm
- Weight: 0.58 lbs / 265g

Product Description

iFi iPhono3 Black Label Phono Stage circuitry uses only the best audiophile components. Computer matched op-amps, high-gain bi-polar output transistors to Nichicon audio-grade capacitors. And much more. The iPhono3 Black Label sounds stellar. Hear into your LP.

Silent Nights In

With a stunning, super-low 85dB noise floor (per Stereophile standard) the iPhono3 Black Label is out there. One of the quietest phono stages. Period. Like any good phono stage, it amplifies the signal, not the noise. The whisper-quiet noise floor is there for any home audio system to discern. Take it for a test drive from the comfort of your favourite listening chair.

Exacting Equalisation

Precise EQ curve and explosive 108dB dynamic range. Your listening room becomes a concert hall. The larger AMR PH-77 with 23 equalisation curves remains the vinyl benchmark to this day. Trickle-down tech used in the iPhono3 Black Label means it features the 6 most popular stereo EQ curves. Try the infamous 1812 Overture ‘torture test’. Won’t be the same again. The iPhono3 Black Label will have you trying ‘just one more LP’ into the wee, small hours.

Set and forget

Your pickup (stylus) has been lovingly crafted. Whether it’s MM or MC, no two cartridges are identical in performance. The iPhono3 Black Label, like the AMR PH-77 from which it descends, enables you to set the precise load/gain for the cartridge you have. Squeeze every last drop of performance out of your precious pickup. Set just once. Sit back. Enjoy.

Spec’d to thrill

Beneath the modest footprint of the iPhono 3 Black Label are Class A TubeState and DirectDrive Servoless technologies. Specially developed by AMR for iFi audio. All underpinned by some quite special audiophile components from Burr-Brown, TDK and Nichicon. To name but a few. With such dedicated circuitry and devoted components, it has a whisper-quiet noise floor and measured THD of an incredible <0.005%.

DC-Infinity

In the iPhono3 Black Label the unique DC-Infinity circuit boosts the circuits DC gain to approach infinity (it is approximately 1 trillion one million times one million; 1012). Once the feedback loop is closed, this near-infinite DC gain cancels all offset voltages to deliver a direct-coupled output with 0V DC offset.

The key to the DC-Infinity circuit is that it only changes the gain below approx 0.01Hz, while leaving the AC behaviour of the circuit at higher frequencies unchanged, injecting neither noise nor distortion into the audio signal. Any noise and distortion of the DC-Infinity circuit happens at the same signal level as the output signal and is by design around 100 times less than the noise and distortion of the actual amplifier circuit, so compared to the actual phono stage noise and distortion it effectively disappears.

Direct Drive Servoless

Direct Drive Servoless is an important element of the audiophile experience, which is not visible in measurements but is quite audible. Unlike a standard phono stage design, the iPhono3 Black Label continues the special design tradition of being direct coupled (i.e. no coupling capacitor) from cartridge to output and it does so without requiring a conventional DC servo.

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