Vincent Audio PHO-8 MM/MC Phono Pre-Amplifier


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The question is.....why is a phono preamp so important in the scheme of things?A turntable produces a phono output signal.This phono signal needs to be converted to a line level signal to work with audio equipment.This is a very sensitive and important stage of delivering the most musical information for musical enjoyment.

The quality of phono preamps varies.....a lot....from cheap add-on phono preamps that add more distortion than quality and inbuilt phono preamps in old amplifiers that try hard but just don't cut the well designed stand-alone phono preamps that start from $120 and can be audio engineering works of art as they endeavour to retain detail and accuracy in the process.

The Vincent PHO-8 phono preamp,aesthetically beautiful with 10 mm thick brushed aluminium faceplates,hints at its potential for reproducing musical beauty.It is a serious piece of kit with a separate power supply to reduce interference and this matters when you are dealing with amplifying small audio signals.

The sonic personality of the Vincent leans gently to the romantic side of the spectrum.The PHO-8 offers a fine balance of warmth and resolution.It attenuates the ambience and air of a recording.The Vincent is admirably quiet in background noise levels,so important when dealing with amplifying small signals.

The Vincent PHO-8 will be all you'll need for a long while.


  • MM and MC phono preamplifier
  • Front panel MM/MC switch
  • Separate chassis for power supply and phono stage
  • High-quality parts
  • One pair of RCA inputs plus a ground
  • One pair of RCA outputs
  • Detachable IEC-style power cord
  • Rear-panel fuse

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB,
  • Harmonic distortion: < 0.05 % (20 Hz - 20 kHz),
  • Input sensitivity MM: 58 mV, MC: 6.8 mV,
  • Signal-noise ratio MM: > 83 dB, MC: > 70 dB,
  • Input impedance MM: 47 kOhm, MC: 100 Ohm,
  • Output impedance: 250 Ohm,
  • Output voltage: 8 V,
  • Amplification MM: 40 dB, MC: 60 dB,
  • Current consumption: 10 W,
  • Colour: Black/silver,
  • Weight: 1.5 kg (power unit), 1.2 kg (phono preamplifier),
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 115 x 60 x 137 mm

* Reprint from manufactures website.

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