Music Hall Mini phono preamp


The Music Hall Mini phono preamp can be used with both moving magnet and high output moving coil cartridges. I’m including it because it is affordable. There are no adjustments though. The capacitance is fixed at 5pf + cable capacitance and the resistive load is fixed at 47kOhms, however these settings are close enough for most moving magnet cartridges. The cost of this unit is well south of two bills and adding a capacitive selection switch would also add a couple of hundred dollars to the price.

This is the kind of phono preamp best suited for using the analog input of powered speakers and similar situations.
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Feature list
RIAA equalization +/- 1.5 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
steel chassis
i/o connectors: rca, 3.5mm trs stereo
input sensitivity: 35 dB gain @1kHz, 47k Ohms Input Z
input capacitance: 5pf + cable capacitance
input impedance: 50k Ohms
output impedance: 1 K Ohms
max output level: >10dB @ 1kHz at .1% dist.
s/n ratio: >80 dB unweighted
thd .02% @ 1KHz
pwr: 9 – 15 VDC
indicator: 1 power LED

Product specifications
w3.25 x h1.5 x d2 in.