Overview: The Musical Fidelity M1 ViNL phono preamp consists of a top
quality phono stage with precise RIAA or RIAA/IEC frequency response. The M1 ViNL phono preamp has a circuit design based on the
legendary KW phono stage, but using the latest technology and manufacturing
techniques to improve on the incredible standard. It
features switchable loading options for all cartridge types and high quality
buffered single ended and balanced outputs. It is designed particularly to be
partnered with Musical Fidelity M1/M3/M6 series products (sold separately) or to
add top quality phono playback to any system.
MM/MC Phono Inputs: Thanks to the M1 ViNL's extraordinary input
flexibility, its performance
benefits can be optimally enjoyed regardless of your choice of turntable and
cartridges. You can choose to connect either an MM turntable or MC turntable.
- MM Resistance/Capacitance: For moving-magnet (MM) designs, the M1 ViNL offers two choices of resistive
loading; 47k or 68k input impedance. Plus eight capacitive-loading options;
50PF, 100PF, 150PF, 200PF, 250PF, 300PF, 350PF and 400PF.
- MC Resistance: The moving-coil (MC) stage offers 10 resistive-loading options; 10R, 18R,
25R, 50R, 100R, 200R, 400R, 800R, 1600R, and 47K.
Note: The M 1ViNL has separate MM/MC stereo RCA inputs with a
shared ground terminal.
RIAA/IEC EQs: The RIAA/IEC EQ alters the normal RIAA frequency
response by rolling off (reducing) the output at very low frequencies, around
20Hz and below. This can help to prevent distortion and/or overload of
subsequent amplifier/speaker systems by low frequency artifacts such as record
warp, surface noise or rumble. As a result, both distortion and noise are minimal.
Distortion measures at less than 0.01% at 1kHz for either input, and
equalization is within 0.2dB all the way up to 50kHz. Signal to noise ratio is
90dB for the MM input and an incredibly low 88dB for MC.
Front-Panel Controls: Its simple to
select MM/MC type, Resistance/Capacitance, and RIAA/IEC EQ via the push-button controls on the front of the M1 ViNL. This makes it
easy to experiment with different set-ups to find the perfect performance for
your system, even when a record is playing.
Balanced & Unbalanced Audio Outputs: The M1 ViNL also offers output
flexibility, with both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) connections on the rear-chassis.
Trigger Input/Output: The unit can be triggered to switch on/off remotely
by applying a ±4.5 to ±15V DC signal to the 3.5mm
Trigger Input from an external triggering device. Any further devices to be
triggered on/off may be connected to the Trigger Output jack as it replicates
the Trigger Input signal. This will form a chain of devices that will switch on/off together.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The M1 ViNL includes a 7' detachable 3-prong
AC power cord.
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