PHO-8 Phone Preamplifier

Vincent Audio PHO-8 Phone Preamplifier

Vincent PHO-8 Phono Preamp

Don’t look for a puny ‘wall-wart’ power supply accompanying Vincent’s gorgeous sounding and beautiful looking PHO-8 MM/MC phono preamplifier. Instead of including a standard wall adapter or incorporating an underpowered AC supply under the hood, the German-based audiophile company went all the way with a superb sonic solution. The PHO-8 uses a significant external power supply housed in a separate chassis for a no-compromise approach to sound quality. Feeling is believing. The power unit weighs around three pounds and has impressive heft when held in the hand. Thanks to a massive transformer and superior power regulation, AC power line ripples and interference are completely eliminated. The PHO-8’s power supply unit connects to the phono stage unit via a five-pin DIN-plug. This dual chassis approach is one of the major factors that makes the PHO-8 such a superior component.

Vincent PHO-8 Phono Preamp - Back Panel

Vincent PHO-8 Phono Preamp - Back Panel

 

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
  • T.H.D.: < 0.05 % (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Input Sensitivity: MM 58 mV; MC 6.8 mV
  • S/N Ratio: MM > 83 dB; MC > 70 dB
  • Input Impedance: MM 47 k Ohm; MC 100 Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 250 Ohm
  • Max. Voltage Output: 8 V (per channel)
  • Amplifier Gain: MM 40 dB; MC 60 dB
  • Power Consumption: 10 W
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs (power supply); 2.6 lbs. (preamplifier)
  • Dimensions: 4.5″ wide, 2.3″ high, 5.4″ deep