“The sound is clear, detailed, without noticeable distortions of tonal balance. And what I liked separately – without losing quality on complex recordings. The feed is neat, maybe even emphatically neat, slightly formally mechanistic in details and nuances, but on the whole it is more pleasant and more natural to listen than the sound of many other phono stages on operational amplifiers.”
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 amplifier stage is a Ferrari - it runs fast and at its max potential at all times.
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|
IFi Audio micro iPhono2 phono preamp test: modest size and sound balance
IFI AUDIO IPHONO2 – PHONO PREAMP REVIEW | Streaky.com
I highly recommend it
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.
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?