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Trichord Dino Mk3 Phono Stage

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Ex VAT: £387.50

RRP: £549.00


This Mk3 Dino takes the award-winning Dino Mk2 and adds an all new aluminium case and a brand new analogue output stage. Quite possibly the best phono stage under £1000.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Colour Black
Brand Trichord Research

Tech Specs

Selectable Resistance (DIP 1/2)
MC Cartridges: 33/100/1000Ω
MM + Some MC: 47000Ω


Selectable Capacitance (DIP 1/2)
MM and MC: 100pF:
MC Cartridges: 1000pF


Selectable Gain (DIP 3/4)
MC Very Low: 100/250uV (74dB)
MC Low: 250/400uV (70dB)
MC Normal: 400uV, 1mV (63dB)
MC High/MM Low: 1 - 3mV (52dB)
MM High: 3 - 5mV (48dB)


RIAA Reproduction
20Hz to 20,000Hz: +/-0.25dB
Output voltage: 0.5V at 1KHz


Power Supply
AC Req: 0v /18v AC, 0v/18v AC
DC Req: 0v /-22v DC , 0v/+22v DC


Dimensions (DHW): 185 x 58 x 112mm

Product Description

Trichord Research Dino Mk3 replaces the award-winning Dino Mk2, and makes some impressive changes to an already class-leading design. Unlike some manufacturers Trichord do not believe in releasing new models for the sake of it - the Dino Mk3 makes some very worthwhile improvements both aesthetically and sonically.

Tremendous Value

The Dino Mk3 is a high performance phono amplifier which at an affordable price gives you tremendous value. Designed for transparency and realism, this superb sounding amplifier is based on the fore-running Dino Mk1 and Dino Mk2 phono stages which have won many awards and accolades along the way.

Dino Mk3 Improvements

Trichord have reduced noise levels by 4.5dB resulting in more impactful dynamics, sharper detail and inky black silences. The circuit board has been redesigned and has an improved ground layout, while a new analogue output stage uses OPA827 op amps to greatly improve sound quality.

Adjustable Cartridge Settings

Just like before, the Dino Mk3 is compatible with MM and MC cartridges, and gain and cartridge loading is adjustible by easily accessible DIP switches. The Dino Mk3 features high quality PTFE gold plated phono connectors on the rear panel and is fully compatible with all previous power supplies.

Power Supply Options

The Dino Mk3 includes a basic Toroidal power supply. You can upgrade this (either now with your order for the Dino Mk3) with either the Dino+ power supply upgrade, or ultimately the Never Connected power supply upgrade.

If you choose Dino+, an upgrade from this to Never Connected is available later by returning your Dino+ to us to have the electronics upgraded, however it will cost you more overall than ordering the Dino Mk3 with the Never Connected power supply together first.

Additional Cable Upgrade

Each of these power supply upgrades include a standard interconnecting cable to connect your Dino Mk3 to the power supply. To further enhance the sonic performance of these upgrade power supplies, an upgrade High Performance Power Lead is available to replace the standard cable.

Customer Reviews

  • Warren

    9 Nov 2021

    Was looking to upgrade from the Rega Brio built-in phono stage for use with my Planar 3 but wanted to go for something outside the Rega stable. Looked and deliberated over a number of options, including a Pro-Ject tube box DS2, but Richard steered me towards this Dino Mk 3. No regrets! The detail in the highs and mids are just incredible and the noise floor is loooow. Will be saving up to get the external Never Connected PSU and power cable. Really chuffed with this, such a step up from the Brio phono stage.
  • P. M.

    16 Jun 2019

    This was an upgrade from a project phono box ds plus and I am very happy with the results. The project is a great great amp for the money but the dino mk3 is a different gravy and again is very impressive for the money. The project was very entertaining listen and big and warm, the trichord has tightened everything up and brought a lot more detail to the table. The mids and highs are amazing and the bass is tighter and detailed. Don't get me wrong it's still bold and solid, it just trims off any bomminess and let's the bass ring. I am tempted to upgrade to the dino + based on just how good this box is. It takes a day or 2 to settle in but when it does, it really does sound great.
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