Musical Fidelity LX-LPS Phono Preamplifier

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  • The V90-LPS is a modestly priced, very high performance MM/MC phono stage with superb technical performance.

    In our opinion, there are five critical areas where a phono stage must achieve excellence:

    1. RIAA correction 
    2. Correction above 20 kHz 
    3. Low distortion 
    4. Low noise 
    5. Good overload margin 

    The V90-LPS has extremely accurate RIAA correction and that extends up to 80 kHz and beyond. That may sound extreme, but there is a good deal of information above 20 kHz that needs correction. If it isn’t corrected, it will show itself as ringing and overshoot. 

    The V90-LPS’s distortion is very low. Noise ratio is extremely low and all but inaudible. Overload margin is easily adequate for any current cartridge.  All in all, the V90-LPS accomplishes everything necessary for a phono stage. 

    There are many phono stages that are far more expensive and make extraordinary claims for their performance. In contrast, the modest V90-LPS just gets on with the job of doing everything you could reasonably expect from a phono stage. 

    If you want top notch performance, and don’t care about the alleged conferred status of buying a high-priced product that offers no better performance than the V90-LPS, then we are of a like mind. 

    • Switchable MM / MC input
    • Extremely accurate RIAA extending out to at least 60kHz
    • Very low noise (virtually inaudible)
    • Very low distortion
    • Excellent overload margin 
    • Excellent channel separation
    • Beautiful, considered build quality
    • Input impedance: 47kOhm (MM), 100Ohm (MC) 
    • Input sensitivity: 3.0mV (MM), 400μV (MC) - for 300mV out 
    • Total harmonic distortion: 0.01% (MM/MC) - @ 1kHz, 300mV out 
    • Frequency Response: +0, –0.1dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz 
    • Signal / Noise ratio (A weighted): >80dB (MM), >70dB (MC) 
    • Input overload margin: 15dB (MM), 22dB (MC) 
    • RIAA response: +/- 0.25dB 
    • MM: 1 pair RCA sockets 
    • MC: 1 pair RCA sockets 
    • 1 pair RCA sockets 
    • Dimensions - W x H x D (mm): 170 x 47 x 102 
    • Weight (unpacked / packed): 600g / 1.1 kg 
    • Supplied Accessories 
    • 1x 12v 500mA DC power supply 

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