The Micro iPhono2 has attributes formerly found only in high-priced phono stages. I highly recommend the iFi Micro iPhono2. It’s a great-sounding, versatile phono stage that should satisfy the desires of discriminating vinylphiles. It’s fairly priced, beautifully built and a fitting accompaniment to any high-quality audio system.
Hit your groove.
Vinyl is back – and it’s about time.
But vinyl has changed…
Where once, as a record began, crackle and hiss sent shivers down a listener’s spine, they now expect crystal-clear audio as soon as the needle hits the groove.
Enter the micro iPhono2.
Believe in better.
The micro iPhono2 changes the way you listen to vinyl recordings.
Listen to your record without it. Then plug in the iPhono2 and notice the difference.
Hiss and background noise are replaced with unmistakable clear sound that digs right into the heart of the groove. Makes it hard to believe you’re listening to the same LP.
What noise floor?
The mighty boost.
Most phono stages amplify the signal AND noise (hiss).
The micro iPhono2 amplifies the signal but not the noise. No other phono stage has this kind of finesse. A testament to it superior performance.
And with multiple curve options, your vinyl will sound even more natural, just as the artist intended.
Old becomes new.
The micro iPhono2.0 is a high-end phono stage that changes the way you listen to your LP collection – for both vinyl experts and newcomers alike.
Make vinyl hiss a thing of the past with the micro iPhono2
We guarantee you’ll never look back.
The tech spec.
The micro iPhono2 includes:
- DirectDrive – To create accurate sound and sonic transparency.
- Class A TubeState – To amplify the signal with the tonality of valves.
Music becomes clearer and more life-like.
Any cartridge at any price to be accommodated optimally. Maximum gain is now an astonishing 72dB. This can handle the lowest of low output MC cartridges. Even the legendary Ortofon MC-5000 does not require sound-degrading step-up transformers.
The newly designed RIAA Equalisation circuit guarantees a +/- 0.2dB accuracy of the RIAA EQ from 20Hz – 20kHz. Truly reference class performance.
The iPhono2 is also a perfect match for older non-RIAA LPs too. It retains the very popular six different Stereo EQ curves found in the original iPhono. You will never have to put up with sub-optimal sound quality because of being unable to select the correct EQ curve ever again.
The Class A stage has Pro series pedigree.
It combines N-Channel J-Fet and a PNP bi-polar transistor for a warm, unsurpassed, natural sound.
To DC Infinity and beyond. The all new 'DirectDrive® Servoless DC Infinity' circuit has no capacitor and no DC-Servo meaning no noise and no distortion.
|Freq. Resp.:||10Hz – 100KHz (±0.5dB)|
|20Hz – 20kHz (±0.2dB)|
|Dynamic Range:||MM (36dB): > 111dB (A-weighted)|
|MC (60dB): > 106dB (A-weighted)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio:||MM (36dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 5mV)|
|MC (60dB): > 85dB (A-weighted re. 0.5mV)|
|Overload Margin:||MM (36dB): > 26dB (re. 5mV, @ 1% THD)|
|MC (60dB): > 22dB (re 0.5mV, @ 1% THD)|
|Maximum undistorted output:||6V (Load >= 600 Ohm, THD <=1%)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):||<0.0007% (MM 36dB 1V out 600R Load)|
|Input Voltage:||AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz|
|Power Consumption:||< 5W (ships with iPOWER 15v – do NOT use any other power supply)|
|Dimensions:||6.2″ x 2.3″ x 1.1|
Sounded above all to charm
Overall, the iPhono 2 is still a bit more mature and larger than the previous model and has finally left behind the then still existing technical-analytical approach.
iPhono 2 is reviewed on Audio.com
iFi Audio iPhono 2 is the record holder in the diversity of settings…It is really hard to imaging a configuration that your iPhono 2 would not be able to handle.
iPhono 2 receives Best Buy award from the-ear.net
The iFi iPhono 2 is a remarkable phono stage for the money, not only does it have more loading options than you can shake a stick at but it sounds remarkably sophisticated for something so small and affordable. It also has enough gain for pretty well any cartridge you are likely to use……If you want to enjoy the timing skills of your turntable alongside decent bass power and an open mid and top this is one of the best options at the price, and it’s amazingly small. What more do you want?
Michael Fremer reviews the iPhono 2
Michael’s comments regarding the previously reviewed iFi iPhono 1:
While the new iPhono 2 appears on the outside to be identical to the original iPhono, reviewed back in 2012 on analogplanet.com, don’t let the similar appearance fool you: the iPhono 2 is a completely new and vastly improved phono preamplifier—and the original was already plenty good”Out of the box: “While the iPhono 2 sounds very good out of the box, to fully appreciate its sonic flower it must be given a chance to warm up and break in. At first I thought it sounded very much like the original but with clearly better bass. After an extended break in time, the differences between the original and the new iPhono became major and even profound.
Conclusion: A really good and versatile phono preamplifier has given way to one that’s ridiculously good. The price has gone up $100 but the new iPhono 2 is easily more than twice as good as the original. A major achievement in budget priced phono gear. If you have an original iPhono should you sell and upgrade to the iPhono 2? Definitely, unless you’re looking to seriously upgrade, in which case you’ll be spending well more than $499 and even then, if you’re not careful you may spend much more and not get something better than the iPhone 2! Highly recommended!
GREAT NEWS! SPDIF iPurifier receives Gold Award & iPhono 2 receives Bronze Award from Fujiya AVIC!
Bronze Analogue Award – iPhono2
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