smart phono V2

& smart phono headphone V2

A light 620-gram phonostage that seduced the worldwide audio press. The only thing that is 'entry level' about this product is its price.

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Product specifications

A minimalist aluminium housing that contains one of the best sounding phonostages in its market. Up to 54 decibels gain at one kilohertz and an extremely linear frequency response deliver unprecedented quality at this price point. For MM and MC cartridges there are two separate circuit designs using SMD technology, which are selected by a slide switch on the underside.

The smart phono headphone V2 additionally contains a powerful headphone amplifier within the solid aluminium housing for private listening at the highest fidelity.

Total weight

Approx. 620 g (Preamp and power supply)

Max. output voltage

10 V eff. (@ 1 kHz)


3.74 inches
4.92 inches
1.34 inches



Technical specifications
Mode: MM / MC switchable by jumpers (at bottom)
Subsonic filter switchable by jumpers (at bottom)
Amplification: 34dB (MM mode)
54dB (MC mode)
Input load: 50 Ω, 100 Ω, 500 Ω, 1 kΩ,
5 kΩ / 150 pF, 250 pF, 400 pF (MC mode)
47 kΩ / 150 pF, 250 pF, 400 pF (MM mode)
RIAA accuracy: ± 0.3dB @ 10Hz - 100kHz
THD: < 0.004% MC ("A" @ 1kHz / -1dB @ MAX)
Signal to noise ratio: 85dB (A) (MM mode)
72dB (A) (MC mode)
Headroom: 18dB / MC (Gain Control on MAX)
Max. output voltage: 10V eff. (1kHz)
RIAA: delay time: 75μs / 318μs / 3180μs
Channel seperation: > 90dB @ 1kHz
Output impedance: 75Ω
Inputs: unbalanced (RCA)
Outputs: unbalanced (RCA)
optional headphone output (Jack: 3.5mm)
Power consumption: Max. consumption: 2.7 watts
Consumption in operation: 2.7 watts
Off mode: 0.0 watts
Power supply: ± 18V DC / 300mA (external power supply)
Total weight: Approx. 620g (Preamp and power supply)
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 3.74 × 4.92 × 1.34 inches
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 95 × 125 × 34mm
Manufacturer's warranty: 3 years*
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Award winning technology

  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
  • Audio Leserwahl Platz 1
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What the papers say

[...] outstanding build and finish [...]


Superbly designed and built entry-level phonostage with an extremely clean, yet surprisingly full-bodied sound.

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