STOP PRESS, First Review of the Long Dog Audio MCJ3 phono preamplifier stage. “No Dog in a Manger”
Low noise jfet hybrid front end combining low noise of silicon with sonics of valves allows the use of moving coil cartridges without the need for a step up transformer.
Tacman resistors, Mundorf and Clarity Cap capicitors used in audio circuit.
0.1% resistors and selected 1% capacitors used in RIAA filter.
Dual shunt high voltage regulation used in the power supply (design copied from high end products)
Input loading adjustable with rear panel selector (uses high quality switch instead of the poor DIL switched normally used)
Custom UK wound toroidal transformer.
Valve lineup, Two off E88CC, One off ECC82.
Internally settable for 230v and 115v areas.
Non ferrous casework.
High quality RCA sockets.
HiFi Critic Review.. Click HereThe Music First Reference Phono Amplifier is an all valve moving magnet phone stage, employing innovative (possibly unique) circuit design, careful component selection and LCR RIAA equalisation. “… The separate power supply helps reduce noise…” (HiFi World) “…frees up a wealth of detail…Providing a new sense of realism…OUTSTANDING- amongst the best…” (HiFi Pig)
- One unit in silver ex-dem
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- Moving Magnet and Moving Coil preamplifier.
- Fixed and variable cartridge loading adjustable from remote control.
- Up to 70dB of ultra low noise gain for MC cartridges as low as 0.15mv.
- Review in HiFi news magazine.