MoFi UltraPhono Stage. Remarkable phonostage with Class-A Headphone Amp. Created by People Who Made Some of the Most Important Releases in Vinyl History
Now at True Audiophile
We're kind of stunned by these phono stages by MoFi. $249.00 for a PhonoStage? And its resolving, quiet and performs way, way beyond its price? Small footprint, mono switch? Its true, these are winning phonos. Mobile Fidelity had a lot to lose if they brought anything to the public that wasn't up to their standards of special pressings. They really succeeded. -- TA
After weeks of testing the results are in. Astonishing for what it does for a system at it's price. It gets a BEST in CLASS award. One of our testers compared this phono to a $30,000.00 phono preamp. Did it beat it? Equal it? Of course not! BUT. It was shocking how well it did compare. Without question, the best phono in its price point. Plus this unit has a Class A headphone amp -- TA
From a French Magazine "The sound quality of this phono preamp is similar to that of the MoFi StudioPhono. This is normal because their circuitry is identical. We took special notice of the headphone output which, I must admit, also surprised us! It is every bit as good as the phono stage is and lets it shine. It is possible to listen for several hours without fatigue. Its quality and power make it possible to power a wide range of Hi-Fi dynamic headphones, even difficult models ...
If you take into account its capacities as a phono preamplifier (MM, MC, mono ...), its quality and versatility as a headphone amplifier, its settings, its versatility ... and its price, the phono preamplifier MoFi UltraPhono Is certainly the deal of the moment!"
UltraPhono replicates the wide bandwidth transparency Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab mastering engineers demand. Tim De Paravicini, the designer responsible for the Mobile Fidelity Gain2™ Ultra Analog cutting system, assisted with the internal circuitry to ensure your analog system at home faithfully reproduces the music buried in the grooves of your LPs. UltraPhono also includes an audiophile-quality Class A headphone amplifier for intimate listening enjoyment.
CLASS-A HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER
UltraPhono includes a powerful Class A headphone amplifier perfect for quiet nights when you want to keep the records spinning in private. And with a 31-step volume control built into the unit, all you need to do is directly plug-in your headphones and turn it up! It's the easiest way to achieve high-fidelity vinyl playback without speakers and electronics.
ADJUSTABLE GAIN AND LOADING
With selectable gain and loading, you will be able to tailor StudioPhono to match nearly any moving-magnet or moving-coil cartridge on the market. A readily accessible bank of toggle switches can be found on the unit’s underside to quickly make adjustments without the need for any tools.
MONO AND SUBSONIC FILTER MODE
Two selectable toggle buttons on the top of the unit can engage Mono or Subsonic filter mode. If you're a fan of mono recordings, vintage or reissues like the Beatles in Mono box set or the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Bob Dylan Series, the Mono mode will come as a revelation. It will improve image stability and generate richer tone.
Adjustable from 40dB - 66dB
< .006% (MM) / < .055% (MC)
Load Impedance (MM)
Load Impedance (MC)
75, 100, 500, 1k, 10k, 47k Ohms
8V RMS Max, 62 Ohms, 1.5 w/ch
31 steps, 2dB per/step, 62dB range
> 10 Ohms
• Selectable gain for MM or MC 40dB, 46dB, 60dB, 66dB
• Adjustable loading 75Ω - 47kΩ
• Class A Headphone Amplifier
• Switchable Mono mode
• Subsonic filter
• External power supply