This Audion phono amp is built on a quality substrate pcb and as with all our amps they are hand built, active Class A stage using a transformer less design, which means matching is very easy. It is far less critical of capacitance, resistance, impedance, inductance or reactance matching that transformer couple RIAA stages normally need.
With the Audion Premier MM Phono Stage the soundstage is believably big, and allows the recording’s capabilities to shine through. Musicians are convincingly placed. Noise level is pitch black. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low listening levels. It does not beautify bad records, but it gives sparkle to great recordings, and preserves tonality, rhythm and sense of space. We refer to this as being neutral, but not sterile or warm or tubelike.
The Audion Premier chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel. The Phono MM stage uses NOS Russian 6H23N tubes, it also has a ground lift switch at the rear to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains ground.
Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months.
Sensitivity Ref – 0dbV 2.0mV MM
Phase - Correct
Distortion @ 1V Noise (CCIR) Frequency Response: 11 – 185KHz ±1 db RIAA
Signal to Noise: >70 db
Inputs: 2 x 1 Phono MM
Outputs: 2 x 1 Main Out
Consumption: 12 Watts
Tubes: 2 x 6922 or E88CC
Size - 16.5in deep, 9in wide and 6.29in tall - Less tubes
Weight 15.4 lbs Fuses - Power 1A / 120V
Reviews for Audion Premier MM Phono Stage From Tone Magazine who also picked this amp as Top Tone Award.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Feb 2017
I have put about 30 hours of break-in on the Audion and it is sounding fabulous. It is exceeding all my expectations. I'll give you an additional report when it reaches that 100 hour mark you recommended.
Posted by Scott on 5th Mar 2012
MC cartridge + Audion MC step up + Audion MM phono stage =