Fono

Description

A stereo phono preamplifier is the heart of a vinyl playback system.

The renaissance experienced by vinyl records in recent years has validated the notion that analogue LP may still be the best medium for recorded music. The passion for vinyl never subsided at Viva Audio throughout the years, and our research into analogue playback has culminated in the development of the Fono.

Remarkably low noise floor and lack of distortion are main characteristics of the Fono. It unleashes the richness of sound without losing musical nuances — a characteristic shared with other Viva Audio products.

Fono is a unique two-chassis design featuring two active stages for low-output MC cartridges and an external power supply unit with 2A3 tubes.

The listening experience delivered by the Fono is an excellent example of our general philosophy — the sound is so true it immerses the listeners in the atmosphere of being at a real concert.

In 2010, as an acknowledgment of Viva Audio’s artisan work and personalized approach to product development, Fono received The Absolute Sound HP’s (Harry Pearson’s) Golden Ear Award — a recognition from one of the world’s most esteemed Hi-Fi magazines.

Additional information

Brand

Dimensions w×h×d:
410×185×410 mm
Weight: 12 kg
Stereo phono preamplifier
Triode tubes
Unit:
Tube Complement:
2×12AX7LPS; 2×6C45P;
2×2A3
PSU:
Dimensions w×h×d:
410×210×410 mm
Weight: 15 kg
Tube Complement: 2×2A3
MC gain 60dB, with just two high-performance tube active stages for achieving the shortest signal path
Very low noise
Very high dynamic headroom
External 2A3 or 300B
based power supply
Extremely high-quality output transformer built with special materials
Real point-to-point circuitry
Non-magnetic aluminum chassis

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