iFi Audio iFi iPhono3 Black Label micro series Phono pre-amp
Offer updated on 7/4/2022
DIP switches offer precise cartridge loading for turntables with moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. A high-quality, low-profile phono preamp The iFi Phono3 Black Label phono preamp is compact enough to hide away behind your turntable. But don't let its size fool you - this is a very sophisticated phono stage. Turn it over, and you'll see three banks of DIP switches for making precise changes to cartridge loading, gain, and other settings. On one end are discrete RCA inputs for turntables with moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. And iFi offers something I haven't seen before on a phono preamp - six selectable EQ curves that match industry recording standards, so you can select the one that sounds best with the record you have on the 'table at any given moment. Unique amplification technology The engineers at iFi wanted the warm sound quality of a tube preamp, but they wanted this preamp to be affordable, compact, and to run cool. Proprietary TubeState? circuitry - created and honed by iFi lead designer Thorsten Loesch - offers a very natural sound with low distortion. As the company literature explains, it's "not an exact replica of real tubes, but as close as it can possibly get."