Musical Fidelity M1 Vinl
M1ViNL - Design and Build
The M1 ViNL has a circuit design based on the legendary KW phono stage, but using the latest technology and manufacturing techniques to improve on that incredible standard. For example, the M1 ViNL features new-generation ultra-low-noise instrumentation amplifiers – the highest quality available.
This results in outstanding performance from the M1 ViNL, which pushes technical parameters at every turn. Both distortion and noise are minimal; distortion measures at less than 0.01% at 1kHz for either input, and equalization is within 0.2dB all the way up to 50kHz. Signal to noise ratio is 90dB for the MM input and an incredibly low 88dB for MC.
Thanks to the M1 ViNL's extraordinary input flexibility, those performance benefits can be optimally enjoyed regardless of your choice of turntable and cartridges.
For moving-magnet (MM) designs, the M1 ViNL offers two choices of resistive loading - 47k or 68k input impedance - plus eight capacitive-loading options: 50PF, 100PF, 150PF, 200PF, 250PF, 300PF, 350PF and 400PF.
The moving-coil (MC) stage offers 10 resistive-loading options: 10R, 18R, 25R, 50R, 100R, 200R, 400R, 800R and 1600R and 47K.
Each of these options – along with switchable RIAA and IEC EQs – is simple to select via the push-button controls on the front of the M1 ViNL. This makes it easy to experiment with different set-ups to find the perfect performance for your system – even when a record is playing.
Finally, the M1 ViNL also offers output flexibility, with both balanced and single-end connections on the back of this excellent pre-amp.
M1ViNL - Specifications
- MM 3mV in for 300mV out (at 1 kHz)
- MC 500μV in for 300mV out (at 1 kHz)
- THD(+ noise): <0.01% at 1KHz
- Frequency Response: RIAA or RIAA/IEC (selectable) ±0.2dB
- Signal to Noise Ratio: MM >90dB “A”-wtd, MC >88dB “A”-wtd.
- Trigger control 3.5mm (⅛”) mono jack ±4.5 to ±15V DC
- Dimensions - WxHxD (mm): 220 x 100 x 300
- Weight (unpacked / packed): 3.5 kg/ 4.0 kg