Rega Fono MM Mk3 Phono Preamplifier
The new Fono MM phono stage has been designed to be effective, easy to use, and above all, to reproduce music. The Fono MM uses a fully discrete, cascaded, complementary amplifier input stage, a configuration designed to optimise the performance of your moving magnet cartridge. Now housed in a brand new redesigned case to match the new Fono MC and Rega's latest range of electronic components offering a modern and sleek look guranteed to integrate in to any hi-fi system.
The new MK3 Fono MM replaces the multi award winning MK2 model which won
WHAT HI-FI? Best Phono stage in its price category 2014,2015 & 2016.
And, now, the all-new Rega Fono MM MK3 becomes WHAT HI-FI? best phono stage in its price category for 2017.
The RIAA equalization has been split into two stages to minimise interaction. Polyester capacitors have been used in the signal path and polypropylene capacitors are used in the RIAA equalization circuits.
The aesthetic design of the Fono MM was as important as the quality of its electrical capabilities, so it benefits from the same aluminium case as the Rega TTPSU and Fono MC amplifier, giving it a design which offers a familiar feel and moreover brings it in line with its illustrious bigger brothers.
The Rega Fono MM phono preamp delivers fine handling of timing and dynamics brings you a big, powerful, punchy sound. A wide-open soundstage gets the best from sparse, voice-driven recordings, while that bottom end power, coupled with great dynamics, ensure dance tracks have presence and rhythm.Treble notes are crisp but never bright, while the generous serving of bass is always controlled.
Input sensitivity = 1.7mV for 200mV output
Input loading = 47KΩ in parallel with 100pF
Maximum input level = 60mV at 1KHz
Gain = 41.4dB at 1KHz
Output impedance = 200Ω
Recommended minimum output load resistance = 5KΩ
Frequency response (50KΩ output load) = 15Hz (-3dB) to 100KHz (-0.2dB)
RIAA accuracy (50KΩ output load) = better than +/-0.2dB 100Hz to 100KHz
Power requirements = 24V AC at 80mA maximum.
Only to be used with Rega PS1.