The Fono MC is an exceptionally high quality MC phono stage designed to maximise the potential of any MC cartridge. Although specifically designed to complement the latest Rega range of moving coils you will find full adjustability for loading is available via dip switches conveniently located on the rear panel with two different gain settings making the Fono MC compatible with most low output MC cartridges. The Fono MC has been designed to be effective, easy to use, and above all, to reproduce music.
Technically Advanced: The new Fono MC circuit resulted from the design work carried out on the Aria phono amplifier and uses the Linear Systems low noise LSK389 FET in an all discrete input stage where low noise and linearity are vitally important to get the best from an MC cartridge. Because of the high input impedance of FETs, the loading effects of the amplifier circuit are minuscule and do not effect the performance of the cartridge.
A MUSE operational amplifier is used in the RIAA equalization amplifier. Polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path and in the RIAA equalization circuits. There is selectable input loading for both resistance and capacitance along with two different gain settings located on the back panel making the Fono MC compatible with most low output MC cartridges.
Aesthetically Gifted: The aesthetic design of the Fono MC is as important as the quality of its electrical capabilities, so it benefits from the same aluminium case as the Rega NEO power supply and the Fono MM phono amplifier, giving it a design which offers a familiar feel and moreover brings it in line with its illustrious bigger brothers.
Simple To Use: Your turntable lead (& earth wire if required) simply connects to the left & right RCA inputs on the back panel of the Fono MC & then an RCA interconnect lead connects to a line level input on your amplifier (we recommend the van den Hul The Name interconnect). The Fono MC is designed to amplify the signal from a moving coil cartridge to a level which can feed into a 200mV line level analogue input on a standard hi-fi amplifier i.e. a CD, Tuner or AUX input.