BD Audio can now supply the complete range of Audio Note UK analogue products, including their renowned cartridges, moving coil phono step-up transformers and tone arms. To complement and complete the range, Audio Note have now released a selection of top-quality phono RIAA pre-amplifiers.
Based on the company’s long-established principles, the Audio Note phono stages have been the subject of intensive development and listening to reach superb standards. They are built and designed to match the company’s other units and, as always, follow the fundamental goal of placing the quality of musical reproduction at the heart of performance.
The Audio Note M3 RIAA Phonostage builds on the core strengths of the M1 and M2 variants by adding a dual-mono valve power supply and also a transformer-coupled output stage. The unit is based around an all-tube phono and equalisation circuit, which in the M3 uses three 5670 valves. The power supply is full dual mono, with each channel using a 6X5 tube for rectification and an ECL82 and 5651 for voltage stabilisation and regulation. The output stage uses a 5687 tube and an in-house manufactured I-E core output transformer. Internal signal wiring is in high-purity copper and Audio Note copper foil capacitors and Beyshlag and Audio Note tantalum resistors are used in critical areas of the circuit. The casework and internal layout has been designed with great care to effectively eliminate interference and hum.
A true masterpiece that should be at the heart of any serious vinyl-based system.
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