smart phono V2

& smart phono headphone V2

A light 620-gram phonostage that seduced the worldwide audio press. The only thing that is 'entry level' about this product is its price.

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Product specifications

A minimalist aluminium housing that contains one of the best sounding phonostages in its market. Up to 54 decibels gain at one kilohertz and an extremely linear frequency response deliver unprecedented quality at this price point. For MM and MC cartridges there are two separate circuit designs using SMD technology, which are selected by a slide switch on the underside.

The smart phono headphone V2 additionally contains a powerful headphone amplifier within the solid aluminium housing for private listening at the highest fidelity.

Total weight

Approx. 620 g (Preamp and power supply)

Max. output voltage

10 V eff. (@ 1 kHz)


3.74 inches
4.92 inches
1.34 inches



Technical specifications
Amplification @ 1 kHz 34 dB (MM-Mode)
65 dB (MC-Mode)
Input impedance 47 kOhm / 150pF, 250pF, 400pF / MM
50 OHm, 100 Ohm, 500 Ohm, 1 KOhm, 5kOhm/150pF, 250pF, 400pF / MC
MM / MC input switchable (at bottom)
Subsonic Filter switchable (at bottom)
RIAA delay time: 75 μs / 318 μs / 3180 μs
RIAA accuracy ± 0.3 dB @ 10 Hz - 100 kHz
THD < 0,004% MC ("A" @ 1 kHz / -1 dB @ MAX)
Headroom 18 dB / MC (Gain Control on MAX)
Signal to noise ratio 72 dB / MC ("A" weighted)
85 dB / MM ("A" weighted)
Channel separation > 90 dB @ 1 kHz
Max. output voltage 10 V eff. (1 kHz)
Power consumption Max. consumption: 2.7 Watt
Consumption in operation: 2.7 Watt
Off mode: 0.0 Watt
Power supply ± 18 V DC / 300 mA (external power supply)
Output connections unbalanced (RCA)
Weight Approx. 620 g (Preamp and power supply)
Dimensions (w/d/h in inches) 3.74 x 4.92 x 1.34
Dimensions (w/d/h in mm) 95 x 125 x 34
Warranty 3 years*
User manuals
reviews & awards
Awards & Nominations

Award winning technology

  • Urkunde Goldenes Ohr 2017 stereoplay
  • Audio Leserwahl Platz 1
Reviews - previews - press comments

What the papers say

[...] outstanding build and finish [...]


Superbly designed and built entry-level phonostage with an extremely clean, yet surprisingly full-bodied sound.

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