Musical Fidelity LX2-LPS

£199.00

Phono pre-amplifier

Musical Fidelity LX2-LPS

A high quality, flexible MM/MC phono stage with adjustable impedance and excellent technical performance. Housed in beautifully detailed and handsome metalwork it is the epitome of understated high-class elegance.

Musical Fidelity designed it for reference level listening so it is unerringly accurate and faithful to the input. Its purpose is to give your music as its artists and producers intended: nothing more, and nothing less.

The critical elements of a phono stage are: accurate RIAA, low noise, low distortion, and overload margin.

Technical Performance

  • Musical Fidelity’s RIAA correction is famous for its predictable and consistent accuracy. The LX2-LPS accuracy is ±0.25dB 20Hz-20kHZ, also it extends to 45kHz so there is no overshoot ringing.

This results in absolutely clear high frequencies with no intermodulation or other distracting anomalies.

  • The noise ratio on both MM (better than 82dB) and MC (better than 72dB) is outstanding and virtually inaudible at any volume setting. That is unless you are a half deaf head-banger.But then I don’t expect that MF’s refinement and subtly would be quite your thing!
  • The LX LPS distortion is vanishingly low, typically less than 0.007% across the audio band.
  • Overload margin is exemplary. Simply put, it is virtually impossible for any real world cartridge to overload it.

As we all know nothing is perfect, but the LX2-LPS gets very near.

Musical Fidelity LX2-LPS Specifications

MM

  • Input Impedance: 47 KΩ
  • Input Sensitivity: 3.0mV
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >80dB
  • Input Overload Margin: 15dB

MC

  • Input Impedance: 100 Ω
  • Input Sensitivity: 300μV
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >70dB
  • Input Overload Margin: 22dB

General

  • RIAA Response ±0.25dB
  • Power Requirement 12-24V 100mA regulated
  • Connections
  • Moving Magnet Input: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Moving Magnet Loading: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Moving Coil Input: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Moving Coil Loading: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Power Input: DC Jack (1.3mm inner pin, outer diam. 3.5mm

Dimensions

  • Length (including terminals) 197 mm
  • Width 172 mm
  • Height (including feet) 46.5 mm

Weight

  • (Unpacked / packed): 1.05 kg/ 1.50 kg

Included accessories

  • Power Supply

Brand

Musical Fidelity

Musical Fidelity has been designing and manufacturing Hi-Fi electronics for over thirty years and  are proud to have become one of the best-known brands in the Hi-Fi industry. They are driven by a passion for wonderful music and the challenge of world-class engineering. They approached each new design by looking for the absolute best solution to a given challenge and embrace new technologies in our designs as well as developing more traditional methods for even greater performance. 1982 Their first product - The Preamp – launched to rave reviews. Followed by shoebox-style Dr Thomas power amp. 1984 Launch of A1 integrated amp, ‘the most important development so far in the renaissance of the UK hi-fi scene’ (Hi-Fi Answers). 1986 New A370 Power Amp proclaimed ‘the best power amp I’ve ever heard’ (Hi-Fi Answers). 1987 World’s first high-end DAC- Digilog – makes debut 1988 Another world first: MVX preamp, combining tube circuit topology with transistors. SA470 launched: 86Kg power amp running 99% in Class A 1992 A1000 integrated released, featuring pure Class A power amp section 1993 Classic valve-driven Tubalog DAC goes on sale 1995 X Series launches with X-10D Class A triode line stage: ‘the most dramatic sonic enhancement you’re likely to hear!’ (F1). 1997 Nu-Vista Preamp launched, using miniature, metal-cased nuvistor tubes. All 500 units sold within three months. X Series expands with X-ACT DAC, praised for 'smooth, easy-going sound' (What Hi-Fi?) 1998 X-24K upsampling DAC released: ‘capable of getting sound to die for’ (Stereophile). X-Ray CD player launched. Described as ‘the sort of object you just want to fondle’ (Hi-Fi News) ‘a thrilling, substantial and satisfying listen’ (What Hi-Fi?) and ‘Hi-Fi meets nuclear warhead’ (T3). 2000 Futuristic CD-PRE 24 arrives, combining a high-quality CD transport, DAC and preamp. On Hi-Fi says it ‘represents a combination of features, functional performance and affordability that seems an audiophile dream come true’. Debut of Nu-Vista M3 pre/power amp, including discrete Nu-Vista power amp modules with choke regulation. ‘This is what hi-fi should be all about’ (Gramophone). X-DAC V3 released, offering ‘stunningly good measured performance’ (Stereophile). 2002 World’s first audio application of trivistor tubes in new Tri-Vista series, including legendary Tri-Vista 21 ‘Super DAC’. 2003 Flagship kW pre-amp and kW power amp launched: ‘the very finest amps you can buy...the MFs redefine audio standards’ (What Hi-Fi?) Next up: kW 500 super integrated amp with twin-triode tubes. Hi-Fi News said, ‘For one rare reviewing occasion I could not find a thing to fault about the musical presentation of an amp’. Limited-edition M1 turntable released. Considered one of the best-engineered decks ever, it’s now a collector’s item, fetching above its original price. 2004 Supercharged X-DAC V8 introduced, with switchable tube buffer and extra-heavy-duty power supply. ‘For its superb performance as a detailed, sweet-sounding DAC, the X-DAC V8 stands on its own’ (Stereophile). X-150 wins European Stereo Amplifier of the Year, EISA Awards 2004-2005. 2006 Debut of kW250S one-box wonder, packing in dual 250-watt monobloc amps, tube hybrid preamp, phono stage, 24-bit 192K upsampling CD player, FM/DAB tuner and iPod input. 2009 Meet the mighty TITAN: 1kW per channel dual monobloc design with external power supply. Hi-Fi News was ‘Smitten… The Titan is the best power amplifier I’ve used’. Reference-standard Primo pre-amplifier released; pure Class A with 14 hand-picked ECC81 2011 New M1 CLiC unites analogue and digital sources under universal control. Wins European Network Music Player, EISA Awards 2011-2012. 2012 Line-up expands to meet every hi-fi need and budget. Highlights include the AMS CD/DAC – our finest digital product yet - and AMS100, the world’s most advanced pure Class A amp

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