This phono pre-amp allows you to take the low-level phono signal from a turntable to a hi-fi system which requires a stronger line-level signal.
The new MK3 Fono MM supersedes the multi award-winning MK2 model which won WHAT HI-FI? Best Phono stage in its price category multiple years in a row.
Rega Fono MM Pre Amp
The Rega Fono MM is a high quality phono pre-amplifier for use with any moving magnet cartridge.
The new Fono MM phono stage has been designed to be effective, easy to use, and above all, to reproduce music. It uses a fully discrete, cascaded, complementary amplifier input stage, a configuration designed to optimise the performance of your moving magnet cartridge.
Now housed in a brand new redesigned case to match the new Fono MC and Rega's latest range of electronic components offering a modern and sleek look guranteed to integrate in to any hi-fi system.
- Suits MM cartridges
- Discrete input stage
- High-quality components
- Sleek, aesthetically pleasing look
- Incredibly easy to use
"Rega has managed to take a near-perfect product and squeeze yet more improvements from it. The MK3 is virtually flawless."
The RIAA equalization has been split into two stages to minimise interaction. Polyester capacitors have been used in the signal path and polypropylene capacitors are used in the RIAA equalization circuits.
Form & Function
The aesthetic design of the Fono MM was as important as the quality of its electrical capabilities, so it benefits from the same aluminium case as the Rega TTPSU and Fono MC amplifier, giving it a design which offers a familiar feel and moreover brings it in line with its illustrious bigger brothers.
Why do I need a preamp?
A phono pre-amplifier is designed to boost the signal from a turntable or record player before the signal is passed to your Hi-Fi amplifier or receiver. Typically the signal output from a turntable or record player is quite weak, and it's required to be boosted before it hits the main amplifier of your stereo or hi-fi unit.
On the Flip-Side...
Some hi-fi amplifiers or receivers have a dedicated "phono" input and some modern turntables have a "line" level output - this simply means they have a phono preamp built in and an external one is not necessary. However if your system or player doesn't have this feature built in, or if you want to use a high-end one, you'll need a separate preamp (like this one).
Input sensitivity: 1.7mV for 200mV output