At Emilen Audio we don’t know how to.
With the Equinox MC Phono Stage we have taken the no compromise design ethos to the limit.
The result is a phono stage which is extremely quiet, clean and dynamic. It is also beautifully constructed because we believe that pride of ownership should accompany the highest possible performance.
The design uses a dual mono construction for the audio sections as this gives the shortest possible signal paths and ensures that both channels are physically identical.
The input stage is differential to provide rejection of common-mode interference. To get the best CMRR we carefully hand measure and match the critical front-end components.
Because we will not accept loading switches in the front-end of our circuits we provide two parallel input connectors, one XLR and a pair of phono sockets. These provide a choice of input connections from the turntable and the other connector is used for cartridge loading.
RIAA equalisation is passive to offer the cleanest possible transient performance. All components are hand selected and matched between the two channels to ensure identical inter-channel frequency responses. This ensures the most accurate possible soundstage regardless of what is going on in the performance.