The Fono MC phono stage is – if anything – even more impressive. It combines superb basic performance with unusual flexibility for a design at this price, making it a go-to design at or anywhere near the asking price.
Hi-Fi Choice

The Fono MC is an exceptionally high quality MC phono stage designed to maximise the potential of any MC cartridge. Although specifically to compliment the latest Rega range of moving coils you will find full adjustability for loading is available via dip switches conveniently placed on the rear panel with two different gain settings located on the back panel making the Fono MC compatible with most low output MC cartridges.  

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Output Impedance

200 Ω

Recommended Minimum Output Load Resistance

5 k

Frequency Response (50 kΩ Output Load)

13 Hz (-3 dB) to 100 kHz (-0.3 dB)

RIAA Accuracy (50 kΩ Output Load)

Better than ±0.2 dB 100 Hz to 100 kHz

Power Requirements

24 V AC at 150 mA maximum

For full technical specifications, download Fono MC User Manual below.

LOAD SETTINGS FOR ADJUSTABLE MC STAGES

Input Sensitivity (for 200 mV Output)4 off = 133 uV / 4 on = 67 uVInput 

Loading Resistance1 and 2 off = 400 Ω / 1 on = 100 Ω / 2 on = 150 Ω / 1 and 2 on = 70 ΩInput 

Loading Capacitance3 off = 1000 pF / 3 on = 4300 pF / Gain (at 1 kHz) / 4 off = 63.5 dB / 4 on = 69.5 dB

Maximum Input Level (at 1 kHz)4 off = 6.7 mV / 4 on = 3.4 mV

Factory settings for all Rega MC cartridges

Impedance 100 Ω / Capacitance 1000 pF / Gain Setting High

The Fono MC phono stage is – if anything – even more impressive. It combines superb basic performance with unusual flexibility for a design at this price, making it a go-to design at or anywhere near the asking price. 


Good synergies with Rega's Fono MC