The Little Big Phono MK II MC Phonostage
EINSTEIN'S smallest phonostage! Fueled by the great success of The Turntable ‘s Choice phonostage many EINSTEIN enthusiasts called asking for a more affordable “reference” phonostage. Needless to say, EINSTEIN obliged, provided that they could offer the TCC typical sound qualities in such a package: they did.
The double mono concept was retained for this very reason, but with a less expensive chassis, which doesn’t quite reach the refinement level, resonance control and optimizations as its bigger brother, but nonetheless satisfied overall. The discrete circuit design also remained, but with a significantly reduced selection of the components, in particular the 48 single transistors used for amplification. They omitted a switchable MM / MC stage for the very same reasons as in the TCC: too compromised sound quality. Thus, the The Little Big Phono is a pure MC phono stage.
The Little Big Phono plays with incredibly punchy bass, is wide open with large , three-dimensional imaging, perfect timing and an almost incredible level of detail. With the right source this is a sound experience that can easily become addictive .
Roland Kraft from the Image-HiFi commented: “Very close to The Turntable ‘s Choice with all of the typical EINSTEIN sound qualities”.
- Gain 68 dB (2500 fold)
- Signal to noise ratio 77 dB
- THD 0.18%
- RIAA passive
- Input impedance variable
- Output impedance 50 ohms
- Output voltage 5 V
- Weight 2 kg