Micro Tube Phono Preamp


The Micro Tube Phono Preamp is a high quality stereo turntable tube preamp, using two subminiature preamp tubes per channel.
These special purpose tubes were developed by the military to operate smoothly under extreme conditions with maximum life span.

The tubes unique musical sound qualities make vinyl records come alive with a simple design and RIAA equalization for perfect sound reproduction and frequency balance.
Their wide frequency range and lively dynamics distinguishes them from the more common 9 pin tubes.

The Phono Preamp has two matching stereo channels with a phono input and three tube buffered Line Level inputs for use with CD, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Cassette or any other unit with Line Level or lower output.
The separate power supply delivers high voltage DC power to the tube unit with four filter stages and dual filtered filament supply in quiet no-noise operation.

Micro Tubes (subminiature) - Small size, but sizable warmth, presence, power and transparency.
These special purpose tubes were developed by the military to operate smoothly under extreme conditions with maximum life span.

Stereo Phono Preamp with RIAA Equalization

3x Tube buffered Line Level inputs

Point-to-point gold plated turret terminal wiring

Gold plated RCA connectors

Hermetically sealed Paper/Oil capacitors

Quiet power supply with custom Mercury Magnetics transformer

CD - Cassette - iPod - iPhone - iPad

RIAA Phono RCA Stereo input = 60 dB gain
3x Line RCA Stereo inputs = 20 dB gain
Line RCA Stereo output = 1500 ohm Z
Quiet power supply and
custom transformer
Shock-mounted tubes
Tube life: 30.000+ hours!
Paper-oil capacitors
Carbon Composition resistors
100/120/220/240VAC (50/60Hz)
Handmade in USA

High Voltage Power Supply included
Turntable, CD, Cassette, iPod, iPhone, iPad
This Phono preamp produces highest sound quality and fidelity and evokes the pure joy of listening to music.
When I started designing it, I honestly did NOT expect that much of an improvement from other phono preamps I heard over the past 40 years.
It's simple and true and the Micro Tubes just get out of the way and reveal straight to the point what is there and make it shine.
You know it's good, when it sounds like you just put a master disc on your turntable.
It once was a true art form to cut original vinyl discs and this preamp lets you hear that and resets everything you thought you knew about recorded music and how well it can be recorded, mixed and finally played back.
And you don't have to spend a lot to achieve that in your home with a good quality turntable and cartridge and tube amp and speakers.

Like with electric guitar, the preamp right after the pickup and before the power amp is key.
This phono preamp will make you put on your favorite vinyl records back to back like a teen and rediscover how music can make you feel.

You cannot find another Phono Tube preamp and hear high-end quality music at this price.

Tube unit Front with Input Selector and Volume Control

Tube unit Rear with Power Supply input and RCA Inputs and Outputs

Power Supply Front

Power Supply Rear with IEC power cord socket, On/Off switch and Power Supply output

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User Feedback:

Yeah. Words can't even describe how good this thing is. The only word for it is ALIVE!
The music has an energy now that it didn't have before. Sure, the EQ and detail is amazing too but it's the dynamic energy that I just couldn't believe.
I put on one of my favorite live records and it felt like the band was in the room with me!
Even when the music gets loud and the preamp starts to drive it feels like it's a PA on a stage that's driving hard.
It feels like the BAND in the live recording is what's pushing the preamp because they are rocking so hard because the music is moving them. You literally FEEL that energy.
A normal preamp in hifi is so sterile in the dynamics department that when the music starts to push hard everything gets compressed and harsh and you feel compelled to turn it down.
This amazing little preamp makes you want to dance and rock out when the music gets loud!!! Incredible.
This is probably the most important thing you have made for me because as long as I am alive and have ears, and live in a country with cheap enough energy to power the thing, nothing can take the joy of music away from me!! No one!
This preamp has rekindled my love for life. No joke!

Ryan Fergon - guitarist of Soulajar