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Music Hall pa1.2

Phono preamplifier for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges

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Our take on the Music Hall pa1.2

If you're plugging your turntable directly into the phono input of an integrated amp or receiver, did you know that you may be missing out on a lot of sonic goodness? That's because a lot manufacturers use low-cost, low-fi circuitry that leaves your music sounding dull and two-dimensional. The Music Hall pa1.2 phono preamplifier 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.

Enjoy a huge sonic upgrade with your LPs

If you're plugging your turntable directly into the phono input of an integrated amp or receiver, did you know that you may be missing out on a lot of sonic goodness? That's because a lot manufacturers use low-cost, low-fi circuitry that leaves your music sounding dull and two-dimensional. The Music Hall pa1.2 phono preamplifier 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 mallets strike home, and thrill to the shimmering reverberation of strings and cymbals as they echo off the concert hall walls. Your music will shine with new levels of energy.

The Music Hall difference

The pa1.2 features virtually ruler-flat response, extremely low distortion, and very low noise. Its handsome extruded aluminum chassis shields against electromagnetic interference for quiet operation. Plus, its inputs are compatible with either moving magnet or moving coil cartridges, to ensure easy plug-and-play hookup with virtually any turntable and cartridge combination.

Need a cable?

This phono preamp does not come with an RCA cable to connect to your receiver or amp.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • external power supply for reduced noise and interference
  • gold-plated input and output jacks for solid, corrosion-free connections
  • extruded aluminum enclosure resists noise and interference
  • small size allows placement near turntable
  • input sensitivity: 5mV at 1kHz (MM); 0.45mV at 1kHz (MC)
  • gain: 40dB (MM); 60dB (MC)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 86dB (MM); 68dB (MC)
  • THD: 0.01% (MM); 0.05% (MC)
  • RIAA response accuracy: 0.5dB (20-20,000 Hz)
  • 4-1/4"W x 2-1/16"H x 6"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Phono preamp
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 5' DC cord)
  • Instruction Manual

This pre amp is just wonderful. Once I plugged it in I could tell the difference in my Turntable. easy to setup.

Wesley, Sacramento, CA.

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Phono Preamp: The Music Hall PA1.2 is a low-noise, high-quality phono preamp that allows you to connect a turntable to today's home receiver's and amplifier which do not offer a dedicated phono input.

MM or MC Cartridge Compatible: The Music Hall PA1.2 phono preamp cane be used with moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges.

RIAA Equalization: The Music Hall PA1.2 is designed to amplify an RIAA equalized phono signal to a line-level signal.

Rigid Extruded Aluminum Housing: The PA1.2 phono preamp features a rigid extruded aluminum chassis to ward off the effects of stray magnetic fields and provide a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses, thus providing you with the best sound possible from your turntable.

Analog Input & Output: The Music Hall PA1.2 is fitted with a stereo RCA input and output.

Ground Terminal: The PA1.2 phono preamp has a turntable ground, in case your turntable has a separate ground lead. This provides shielding to the tone-arm and the sensitive circuitry in the turntable.

External Power Supply: The PA1.2 phono preamp operates off of standard household AC current, using the supplied AC power adapter. The external power adapter is separate from the phono preamp to further improve sound quality.

  • Input: 120V~60Hz, 110mA
  • Output: 15V - 250mA

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online research [ George  Feb 24, 2017 ]
My AVR didn't have a dedicated phono input. [ Jeff  Jun 24, 2016 ]

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