Product Description

BD Audio are pleased to be able to offer the entire range of Audio Note UK analogue products, including the superb cartridges, moving coil phono step-up transformers and tone arms. To complement and complete the range, Audio Note have now released a selection of supreme-quality phono RIAA pre-amplifiers. The M8 RIAA stands at the very pinnacle of the range.

Based on the company’s long-established principles, 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.

Designed as a complete ‘no compromise’ solution, the M8 RIAA uses the ultimate in component quality to produce the ultimate phono stage. The unit incorporates a dual-mono valve power supply and also a transformer-coupled output stage, with the highest-quality transformer. The Audio Note M8 RIAA Phonostage is based around an all-tube phono and equalisation circuit, which 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 6463 tube and an in-house, custom-wound Perma 50 nickel double c-core output transformer with silver/silver windings. Internal signal wiring is in high-purity silver and Audio Note silver foil capacitors and 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.

An ultimate phono stage capable of breath-taking levels of performance.

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