MCJ3 Hybrid Valve Phono Stage
The Longdog Audio MCJ3 Hybrid Valve Phono Stage is a purist design, dedicated to its singular task; amplifying MC cartridges with 64dB of gain. It offers no MM option, and no alternative gain settings. The five settings for resistive loading are wisely positioned across the range of the vast amount of MC cartridges, between 50 and 470 Ohms, and usefully controlled by an accessible dial on the back. Many other Phono Stages may offer more features and options, but in focusing on what matters most LDA has managed to produce something quite exceptional. See the latest reviews for more information.
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.