For those seeking a world-class phono preampli er, we suggest the REF Phono 3, which offers as much performance as we can pack into a single chassis. Six high current 6H30 tubes in the gain stage makes for wider dynamic swings and a greater ease in reproducing musical nuance. Numerous custom components, including proprietary capacitors designed in-house, allow the REF Phono 3 to create a playback experience similar to hearing master tapes. Musical realism and palpability are striking.
The REF Phono 3 is exible and easy to use; gain is selectable, with 45dB or 67dB via single-ended outputs, or 51dB and 73dB via the balanced output, allowing compatibility with most cartridges. Loading “on the y adds to the ease of use. This exibility is available for two sets of inputs, along with equalization settings for RIAA, Decca and Columbia LPs, assuring compatibility with your record collection. Rich harmonic texture, soundstage spaciousness, and ne resolution of detail are hallmarks that emerge from a velvety black background.