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Musical Fidelity V-LPS II

Phono preamplifier

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    Line-level RCA outputs

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    Moving magnet and moving coil inputs

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  • Musical Fidelity V-LPS II

  • Musical Fidelity V-LPS II

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Our take on the Musical Fidelity V-LPS II

by Dave Bar
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The V-LPS II offers your choice of moving magnet or moving coil cartridge inputs.

High-end sound without the frills

It's not rocket science. If you put top-notch, high-performance circuitry into an inexpensive package you can sell it for less — a lot less. And that's exactly what Musical Fidelity did with their V-LPS II. Inside its unassuming brushed-metal exterior lies a high-end, precision-made phono preamp, ready to reveal layers of musical detail and dynamics hidden in the grooves of your favorite vinyl recordings. What you pay for is fantastic sound, not a fancy box.


Enjoy a huge sonic upgrade with your LPs

If you're plugging your turntable directly into the phono input of an amp or receiver, you may be missing out on a lot of sonic goodness. That's because many manufacturers use low-cost, low-fi circuitry that sounds flat and lifeless. The V-LPS II solves that problem. It boosts and equalizes the tiny voltages coming from your 'table's phono cartridge to deliver a robust, line-level signal infused with rich, dynamic sound. You'll experience the thunderous impact of a timpani as the mallet strikes home, and thrill to the shimmering reverberation of strings and cymbals as they echo off the concert hall walls. Your music will come to life with new levels of energy.


The V-Series difference

With the V-Series family of components, you could say that the "V" stands for value. Musical Fidelity puts all the money on the the V-LPS II's insides — where it really counts — instead of spending big bucks on a fancy-looking exterior. That means you get the premium-quality performance of a component many times its cost for a bargain price.

The V-LPS II features virtually ruler-flat response, extremely low distortion, and very low noise. Plus, its inputs are compatible with either moving magnet or moving coil cartridges, to ensure easy plug'n'play hookup with virtually any turntable and cartridge combination.


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Highlights:

  • compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • external power supply for reduced noise and interference
  • RCA input and output jacks
  • ground connection for turntable
  • input impedance: 47k ohms (MM), 100 ohms (MC)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB (MM), >70dB (MC)
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.01%
  • RIAA response accuracy: ± 0.25dB
  • 8-9/16"W x 1-5/8"H x 3-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Phono preamplifier
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • Instructions

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Specifications

Features

Overview: The Musical Fidelity V-LPS II Phono Preamplifier is designed for moving coil or moving magnet cartridges. Connected to any turntable, the high performance V-LPS II greatly improves musical accuracy and performance.

kW Series Phono Stage Circuitry: The high performance built-in kW Series phono stage circuitry offers exemplary RIAA equalization, extremely low noise, very low distortion, and excellent overload margin.

Phono Input (MC/MM): The Musical Fidelity V-LPS II phono preamplifier is equipped with a gold-plated MC (moving coil) and MM (moving magnet) stereo RCA input to connect a variety of turntables. Its also equipped with a grounding terminal.

Note: There is a push-button control (Input Select) which lets you switch between the unit's MC or MM phono input.

Analog Output: The Musical Fidelity V-LPS II phono preamplifier is equipped with a side-panel, gold-plated, stereo RCA output for connecting the device to your home stereo receiver.

Blue Power LED: There is a Blue Power LED on the side-panel of the phono preamplifier to indicate the unit is powered on and ready for use.

Power Requirements: The Musical Fidelity V-LPS II phono preamplifier operates off of standard household current (120V AC, 60Hz) using the supplied AC power adapter (12V DC, 500mA). The external power adapter is separate from the V-LPS II to further improve sound quality.

Note: This product has been designed so that it may be left on indefinitely.

Specifications

Input Impedance:

  • MM: 47k Ohm
  • MC: 100 Ohm

Input Sensitivity: (for 300 mV out)

  • MM: 3.5 mV
  • MC: 450 uV

Total harmonic Distortion: (@1 kHz, 300 mV out)

  • MM: 0.01%
  • MC: 0.01%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: ("A" weighted)

  • MM: >80 dB
  • MC: >70 dB

Input Overload Margin:

  • MM: 15 dB
  • MC: 22 dB

RIAA Response: +/- 0.25 dB

Power Requirements: 12V DC, 500mA

 
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