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iFi Audio Zen Phono Phonostage | Audio Emotion

iFi Audio Zen Phono Phonostage | Audio Emotion
iFi Audio Zen Phono Phonostage | Audio Emotion
iFi Audio Zen Phono Phonostage | Audio Emotion
iFi Audio Zen Phono Phonostage | Audio Emotion

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The Zen Phon is utterly silent.

This effortless addition of nuance lifts the presentation, while those distinctive vocals are handled with authority and realism.

...piano is tonally believable and has the weight and presence needed to be a tangible instrument.

The bass extension that the Zen Phono offers is consistently impressive too.

...beautifully reproduced and exceptionally deep.

...fizzles with energy and the simple joy of great musicians delivering a fine performance.

...this enthusiasm radiates out of every note and it does a better job of the suspension of disbelief than any affordable rival I can think of.

The Zen Phono has to be seen as a remarkable bargain.

...it has to be on any shortlist anywhere near the price point.

LIKE: Astonishing performance for the money; well made; superbly flexible

WE SAY: An absolutely outstanding affordable phono stage that delivers performance far in advance of its cost.

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- Hi-Fi Choice - 5 Stars
Stock code: IFI-ZENPHONO


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    Fall in love with your LPs all over again.
    Pedigree. Performance. Peerless.

    Features

    LPs + ZEN = Magical combo.
    You’ve spent years building your dream LP collection. iFi know because iFi have done the same!

    The ZEN Phono is a wonderful enhancement to your vinyl setup. It will max out every MM/MC cartridge.

    Choc full of AMR/iFi trickle-down vinyl technology, it will have you poring over your LPs into the wee, small hours.

    Spec’d to make you smile
    Unlike any other entry-level phono stage. The ZEN Phono has:

    • MM/MC from 36dB >72dB gain. Super-silent noise floor -151dBV.
    • Precise RIAA with Balanced output, performance comparable to +$1k phono stages.
    • AI sub-sonic filter. Addresses warp without eliminating bass or causing phase issues.

    Hissless whisper
    Flagship phono amplifiers create their own power supply off the mains, like a mains regenerator. This is fundamental to a well-designed phono stage. Without this, it will struggle to amplify the signal without added noise. This is why phono stages ‘hiss’ so annoyingly.

    Unusually, the ZEN Phono has its own high-tech clean power supply. It creates a 1.2MHz power supply (20,000x mains frequency of 60Hz). In this circuit, a 10uF filtering capacitor = 200,000uF at lower, audible frequencies. With serious levels of noise filtration, it performs at the level of well-designed LC filtering circuits as found in classic tube amplifiers. Further, located on its own ‘island’ PCB, it is isolated so there is no noise pollution of the analogue stage.

    Just super clean +/- 12V DC.

    Measured EIN (Equivalent Input Noise) is -151dBV. It is 20dBV quieter than some Stereophile Class A+ phonos which are -131dBV.

    Mil-spec RIAA
    The EQ circuit uses multiple TDK C0G capacitors in parallel. This is for best stability and the least distortion. They beat polystyrene capacitors and are close to Teflon. Read more here.

    Already using the lowest tolerance capacitors combined with multiples in parallel, tolerance is exponentially improved by the square root of the number of capacitors. This is quite a natty circuit design.

    The RIAA EQ tolerance level (+/- 0.15dB) is impressive as it is en par with hand-selected capacitors!

    With great circuit comes great components
    The ZEN Phono has some seriously good audio components backing up the fab circuit design which has trickled-down from its ultra-fidelity AMR PH-77 and iFi iPhono siblings.

    Scroll down for more on the most consequential circuit highlights/boutique components.

    Super sub-sonic
    The intelligent sub-sonic filter is from the iPhono range and is quite special.

    Normal sub-sonic filters remove ‘rumble’ AND bass and cause phase issues.

    iFi's unique AI phono sub-sonic filter removes ‘rumble’ only.

    For the Full Technical Specifications click here.

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    Simple buy now pay later finance options allow you to spread the cost of your purchase over 48 months with an agreed deferral period.

    Repayments start 12 months after signing your finance agreement.

    If you settle the outstanding balance before the first repayment is due then we will waive all interest charges and only charge an administration fee of £29.00.

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