Enjoy a purer listening experience with the ZEN Air Phono, our super affordable phono stage.
A phono stage, also called a phono pre-amp, provides the connection between the record cartridge/pickup (stylus) and the amplifier.
Turntable cartridges output a very small signal. This signal needs amplifying up to several hundred times the original size before it is loud enough for your amplifier. A phono stage increases the signal level from millivolts to volts.
When vinyl was the standard for audio recording, the phono stage was built-in to receivers and amps, allowing direct connection of a turntable. These days most receivers and amps do not contain a phono stage so a separate unit is needed.
It is a necessity for any turntable without a phono stage already built in. It will also upgrade a basic built-in phono stage in a turntable or amplifier system.
The ZEN Air Phono offers excellent performance with both MM and
MC cartridges and it also delivers an ultra-low noise performance
that’s measurably and audibly the cleanest and clearest at its price
point – just like its big brother, the award-winning ZEN Phono. This
ensures that the listener hears every drop of detail against a superquiet background.
Weight & Dimensions
Power supply requirement DC 5V/1.0A (centre +ve)
Frequency Response 20Hz -20kHz (±0.15dB)
Channel Separation > 75dB (1kHz all modes)
Max Output Voltage RMS6.5V RMS 600Ω(<1% THD & N)
Gain MM 40dB / MC 64dB
Input Impedance MM 47k / MC 1k
Output Impedance 100Ω
SNR MM (40dB ±1dB)
MC (64dB ±1dB) 86dB (A-weighted) re 1V
82dB (A-weighted) re 1V
Ein (equivalent input noise)
MM 0.6nV | /Hz (unweighted) 6.5nV | /Hz (unweighted)
Total Harmonic Distortion MC
MM <-80dB / 0.01% re 1V
<-90dB / 0.005% re 1V
Power Consumption <1.8W
Dimensions 158 x 117 x 35 mm
6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
Net weight 320g
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