When you see the iPhono for the first time, you wonâ˛t believe your eyes. The compact package belies its serious, heavyweight performance. Its features include 6 x stereo EQ curves, adjustable MC load, dedicated ultra-low noise MC stage, adjustable MM load, adjustable gain, exemplary Class A circuitry with an ultra-wide dynamic range approaching that of CD.
Previously such high-end features have rarely, if at all, been available to only a very select number of phono preamplifiers costing at least 10x more. Despite its modest price and wealth of features, most important of all, the iPhono enhances your vinyl system.
With the iPhono in your vinyl playback system, from the moment the needle is seated in the record grove you will know the iPhono is something special. The fact that this is how vinyl should truly sound, is in no small part due to the Class A TubeState tri-brid amplification which offers a natural, real sound.
To achieve the ultimate performance not previously thought possible, our engineers went back to the Golden Age of audio design. The entire iPhono design is based on exquisite Class A TubeState amplification, a tri-brid of Bi-Polar devices, J-Fets and Advanced Discrete components. This is no ordinary phono stage.
With lower distortion, better dynamics, and excellent transient response, your complete music collection will simply sound alive. Your Rock, Jazz and Classicalâ music will sound sweet, vivid, and lifelike. The full potential of your music collection realised, at last.
The iPhono isnâ˛t just a perfect match for your LPs. Itâ˛s a perfect match for your cartridge, too. With up to 66dB of gain, individually adjustable MM and MC load across a wide range (high-end features available only in phono amplifiers costing many times more) any cartridge at any price may be accommodated optimally, making the iPhono one of the most versatile phono stages to grace the vinyl sector.
When you see the iPhono for the first time, you wonâ˛t believe your eyes. The compact package belies its serious, heavyweight performance. Its features include 6 x Stereo EQ curves.
The iPhono has a total number of 6 different Stereo EQ curves to choose from. So you never have to play an LP with the wrong EQ curve ever again and put up with sub-optimal sound quality. This makes the iPhono one of the most tonally-accurate phono preamplifiers ever, period.
*: For pre-1980s records
iPhono for everyone!
Submitted by Dukkan HiFi (iFi:Turkey).
âproject debut carbon esprit + 2mRed + iFi iPhono. This TT sounds much better with iPHONOâ
Thanks Hakan and Dukkan HiFi!
iPhono: Quiet, clean and simple to use!
Pros: quiet background sound, sound processor into place. Simple, easy to use
âFeel the music scene of the initial solution is static, almost no ripple property. When sung music, theater in chapter one Vorspiel (Allegro Moderato) becomes extremely lively music is very attractive. It is nothing more than the music critics rated the Bruch Violin Concerto No1 violin concertos par 3 of 3 famous composers another Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Thatâ˛s critics summarized: âGermany has four violin concertos of Beethovenâ˛s D-major, e-minor Mendelssohn, Brahms and Bruch g D-major-minorâŚ.During the 4-LP collection of Bruch, Salvatore Accardoâ˛s guitar sound emerged gifted, beautiful and richly nuanced as well as volume, very subtle, but not too deep or torment. Normally, the solo violin bass does not provide the desired bass enthusiast listeners. However, because this is a collection of works for violin and orchestra to orchestra bass are fully met. It is relatively tight bass and deep down. iPhono handle very clean and thorough bandsâŚ.Same experience with metal wheels vinyl MC, TestLab LP Tchaikovsky Concerto No1 heard in B-flat Minor For Piano and Orchestra, Op.23 by Emil Gilels plays the piano and orchestra by Zubin Mehta New York Philharmonic commander. At the time of this game, the background sound is extremely quiet, and orchestral guitar sound as expected from the stage to the audience, such as sitting in front of that orchestra.â
âSolutions listen to iPhono shows concerto for guitar entirely comparable with the concertos for other instruments, including the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Dvorakâ˛s cello playing with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra by Zdenek Kosler Command (CBS Sony disc) that TestLab listen then.â
Thanks Quynh Trang, Pcworld and TestLab!
iDSD Nano & Micro iPhono appears in Andante Magazine!
âiPhono: Small size despite 6 x stereo EQ curves, adjustable MCU load, devotees of ultra-low-noise MC stage, adjustable MM load, adjusted earnings and ultra-wide dynamic range with class A circuit quality features such as hosting iphono very top is for the price succeeds.â
âiDSD Nano: The worldâ˛s smallest can of portable (only 163 g) with batteries work with the DAC idsd, all high definition formats (PCM / DSD / DXD) can play.â
Translated by Google.
Thanks Andante magazine and Dukkanhifi (iFi:Turkey)!
The iPhono is awarded the âExceptional Value 2014 Awardâ from Richard H. Mak of Tonepublications!
âWhen the little iFi iPhono box first landed on my desk, I thought it was my wifeâ˛s new iPhoneâŚ.It was designed by Thorsten Loesch using technology trickled down from AMRâ˛s nearly $12,000 Reference PH-77 phonostage. The iPhono may be small, but it is loaded with features that you will be hard pressed to find in other similarly priced phonostagesâŚ.But sonically, the iPhono exceeds all my expectations for a phonostage of its size and priceâŚand carries some of the organic characteristics of the much more expensive AMR PH-77, doing so without grain or edginessâŚ.The iPhono is a fantastic anchor for your first analog setup. Few others can compete with its sonics and there is nothing near itâ˛s price that can compete with its feature setâŚ.All of this considered, we are happy to award the iPhono our last Exceptional Value Award of 2014.â
Wow, thank you very much for awarding us this!
Special thanks to Richard H. Mak and Tonepublications!
Audio Accessory Magazine takes the iPHONO for a spin
This title is âPhono EQ to realise a deep and full enjoyment of analogâ so we presume the EQ curves have been fully deployed!
Checkout the cool tangential turntable â we are sure the iPhono was not out of its depth!
Michael Fremerâ˛s Analogo Planet iTUBE elevates US$10k setup into âA Super Systemâ
Towards the end of the very nice VC Audio Labs MB-45 KT120 Monoblock Power Amplifier review, Michael Fremer dropped the iTube into the US$10k setup and it seems like he enjoyed what happened next:
âSo I took the amps upstairs to my home theater that uses a pair of excellent Sonics by Joachim Gerhard Amerigo speakers (the brand name was subsequently changed to Spiral Groove and later to Canalis). These are/were $8000 3-way floor standers with relatively low 85dB efficiency. Add the Oddwatt MB-45s and the iFi iTube and youâ˛re at around $10,000âŚâŚâŚHoly shit! The combination was like âwhat more could one wantâ? The iTube sufficiently (but just subtly) softened the overall sound to produce some of the best sound Iâ˛ve heard yet from those speakers. There was an ideal synergy between the iTube and the amps. The volume was almost up all the way but I was playing it loud into a fairly large room. The speakers are usually powered by 200 watts per channel of a 5 channel John Curl designed Parasound A-51 amp thatâ˛s very good sounding but these tube amps produced tube amp oomph and spaciousness while locking down those woofers.â
Thanks Analog Planet. Try the iPhono+iTube = baby PH-77!
Watt magazine gives the iPHONO 6 stars (Top Score)!
In the first part of the PDF Roy Ervin Solstad writes that ifi Micro is from a new company using the technology from the English high-end company Abbingdon Music Research (AMR).
âAMR PH-77 is often recognized as one of the best phono-equalisers in the world.â
â First of all it is very fun to listen to. The dynamics is impressive and you can easy listen within the most complex parts of pieces of musicâŚ.Kari Bremnes sounds like Kari Bremnes and not like Twiggy or Aretha FranklinâŚ.The best thing with this amplifier is that it does not do a few things very good, while other parts of the sound reproduction suffer. Conclucion: If there is an absolute nobrainer among phono-equalisers in todays market, it mus be the IFI iPhono. It would be a bargain even at a double price. Run out and buy before the manufacturer discover (that the price is much to low.)
WE LIKE: Incredible flexible â Excellent sound â Price
WE DONÂ´T LIKE: Absolutely nothing
WATT THINKS: This phono-equaliser has a sound and a price that makes it a coup (a bargain).
In Watt the best products get 6 stars; iPhono got 6 stars.
Special thanks to Watt Magizine (Nr), Audio AktĂ¸ren (iFi: Norway) and Roy Ervin Solstad!
AMRâ˛s Thorsten Loesch gets Murfieâ˛d!
17 February 2014, Murfie is a modern
take on the neighbourhood record store. But online/electronic. They
interviewed AMRâ˛s Chief Designer; Thorsten Loesch about the iPhono and
its DNA tracing back to the US$12k AMR PH-77.
We hope you like the review!
iPHONO Polishes off the Competition in Poland
16 January 2014, âThe idea of artists
iPhono, that engineers already mentioned Abbingdon Music Research:
Thorsten Loesch and Pat Wayne was a âtransferâ of the sound of the
flagship preamp called AMR PH-77 to a small IFI enclosureâŚ. the biggest
surprise for me as a supporter of analog technology, was the fact that a
small transistor iPhono proposes the sound of beautiful color,
underlines the latent heat in the vinyl brings to the surface the sound
of black culture plateâŚ.. iPhono has a rare ability to emphasize the
rhythm tracks and their proper pace. It has ease of portraying the
natural beauty of the sound of instruments and vocals texture â makes it
masterfully. Clean and tangiblyâŚ. IFI is a unique iPhono phono
preamplifier. It offers not only a multitude of functions, but also
unparalleled musicality and sound smartness racial proposed at an
affordable price around 1 750 zĂ
â. In my opinion â an opportunity,
because it is difficult to find in the 1 500 â 3 000 zĂ
â more versatile
and well playing preamplifier. I would recommend with a clear
So much to quote yet so little space! Many thanks to Luis Hegel of Stereoblogspot and Moje
Size doesnâ˛t matterâŚnot when it comes to iFi
13 December 2013, Reviewer Max Delissen
penned an extremely complimentary and thorough review of the iFi micro
range from the iUSB Power right through to the iPHONO.
âThe Micro series and the associated cables iFi has a wonderful range of highly affordable and (sometimes very far) above their price-performance products put downâŚiFi is beautifully designed audio bonbons, audiophile delicious candy that can be consumed. unabashed in quantities And thatâ˛s a good thing, because it is just as addictive as ârealâ˛ candy âŚâ Thank you Max!
The Good Doctor canâ˛t praise the iPHONO enough!
16 October 2013, To the uninitiated,
DoctorJohn is an âundergoundâ˛ hard core vinylphile. He does not suffer
components gladly and makes sonic observations based upon sonics, not
price. âThe iPhono is unusually fine-grained and quiet (not just at its
price, but comparable to most products regardless of price). It makes
the music flow naturally, and has excellent rendition of hall sound. It
doesnâ˛t play to the gallery, instead rewards in the long term. The
iPhono compares well to more expensive phonostages (even to the Nagra
BPS reviewed below), and so is surely a BEST BUY. I think mid-priced
phonoamps, not to mention budget ones, will have a hard time going up
against the iPhonoâŚThe battery-operated BPS is very quiet. But the
iPhono is subjectively equally (perhaps even more) so. In this regard,
the achievement of the iPhono is outstanding. If blind-folded and asked
to tell which is battery operated, I just may say iPhono!â
Thank you DoctorJohn for a very thorough review.
Philippines young head fiyers getting jeepney with iFi
26 August 2013, âiDAC: For me, this is
the best product in the product lineâŚA big addition to the iDACâs plus
points is with how it can simply be powered through the USB. Truly
portable indeed. Power on top is also impressive by being able to power
600 ohms through the high gain. Pairing the iDAC to a warm amplifier was
ethereal. Bliss filled enjoyment indeed! Making the iDAC my favorite
product from the line!â
Thanks to Cholo at When in Manila!
Mono & Stereo: iPhono âBest Vinyl and Value award!â˛
14 August 2013, Editor Matej Isak of Mono & Stereo was âover the moonâ˛ listening to Blade Runner 180g using the iPhono! âFor all of you wondering about the lower range performance, just try out the Blade Runnerâ˛ sound track. This little musical aluminum preamp will shake your room the way down toward 25 hz if your speakers allow itâŚ Now take your sleeves and dig into your LP music collection. The time has come! i-Fi iPhono clearly received first Mono & Stereo Analog award for best performance and price valued phono preamplifier. I only wish more companies would follow such a route as clearly taken by i-Fi.â
Music Emotion says âLess is More, with 6 iFi components!â˛
12 August 2013, Music Emotion, one of the most esteemed audio magazines in the Netherlands had this to say about the full ifi system, âWell, how do you summarise such a test of six different but each still as strong the other in an appropriate manner? In any case, by saying that the iFi Micro series without exception is beautifully built and each is a great sounding device for very interesting prices and even as your system changes over time.â Many thanks to Music Emotion and Daluso (ifi: Netherlands).
Fidelity magazine of Germany holding on to the the iPHONO.
27 June 2013, Even as of today, only in
Germany, vinyl is still more popular than digital. It is the only audio
market where this aberration exists. So it is fair to say that they are
fanatical about their vinyl. Watch this nifty Fidelity editorial
introducing their latest edition including the iPHONOâŚ
Cai Brockman in the YouTube video officially confirmed Fidelityâ˛s very well-respected editor, Mr Roland Kraft refused to return the iPHONO after the review, as he could not possibly part with it! There is a downside to making exceptional products, they donâ˛t come backâŚ
Japanâ˛s âAnalogâ˛ Waxing over the iPHONO
15 June 2013, The iPHONO is introduced in âAnalogâ˛ magazine (2013 Summer # 40). The author is Shun Ishihara. âThe iPHONO is by no means inferior to the high-end in neither looks nor soundâ˛ thanks to Ryo-san and Google translation!
Digital vs Vinyl: iFi vs iFi?
12 June 2013, Like that famous 1979 Kramer vs Kramer movie, Tone audioâ˛s John Darko adopted a similar tack and compared vinyl against digital. The Lenco75/Denon 103R/iPhono was up against the iUSB/Resonessence Concero DACâŚInterested? Who won? Is vinyl better than digital? Read onâŚ(p132)
Chris Martens of HiFi+ had the following nice comments about the iFi stack at the recent High-End Show in Munich.
21 May 2013, âiFi is, as many Hi-Fi+ readers already know, a spin-off from the British firm Abbingdon Music Research. What words cannot adequately convey, however, is the sheer sonic sophistication of the iFiâ˛s compact and very affordable micro-components. A perfect example would be the firmâ˛s iPhono phono stage (âŹ399), which sounds so good you might think there was digit missing somewhere in the unitâ˛s price tag. But not so; the iPhono is simply that good, thanksâno doubtâto liberal applications of AMR-derived design know-how.â
Enjoy the Music praises the iFi Triple Combo
1 May 2013 âYou could easily spend two to five times the cost of the iPhono and iDAC + iUSBPower and not gain much or any sonic benefit.â˛ Punchy and succinct. Thank you ETM and Clive Meakins!
Enjoy the Musicâ˛s Ron Nagle rediscovered his vinyl with the iPHONO
20 February 2013, We would like to thank Ron Nagle for his thorough journey into the vinyl reproduction with the iPHONO. Ron concluded, âBuy it if you play vinyl, for you most certainly could not lose. More and more by bucking the pricing escalation this is a rare audiophile no-brainer bargain. On a personal note: âI have learned a few things about my vinyl system and in the process enjoyed every fiddly minuteâ From the magazine Enjoy the Music.com and from me, Semper Hi-Fi!â˛ Thank you Enjoy The Music!
iPHONO review: The WitchDoctor bedazzled by the iPHONO
18 February 2013, We would like to thank the WitchDoctorâ˛s Gary Pearce for spending time with the iPHONO, âiFi is on a serious roll with its range of Micro components. Theyâ˛re well made, have excellent specs and are almost embarrassingly inexpensive. The iPhono is no exception, proving faultless in operation, and with excellent âgiant killingâ˛ sound quality. No, itâ˛s not a reference phono pre, but itâ˛ll give most phono stages under $3K a real fright.â˛
Whatâ˛s a $8500 Cartridge Doing on the iPhono?
28 Dec 2012, Suffice to say, Michael Fremer of Analog Planet and friends absolutely loved the iPHONO, âA few people I know came over and did some listening not knowing what they were hearing, thinking it was the usual stuff here, and no one, I mean no one complainedâŚ.Can you pay a stronger complement to a piece of $399 gear in such a critical role in a system that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars? I donâ˛t think so! A big thanks to Analog Planet!
iPHONO Prescribed by the Good Doctorjohn
26 November 2012, Doctorjohn of CheapTubeAudio fame had some nice words to say about the iPhono: âAt this point, after some extrapolation I became convinced of the deviceâ˛s merit, and promptly ordered one (ehâŚto be honest, I had decided to buy one before I walked in!â˛ Hey Doc, we like your âbuy before you tryâ˛ with ifi! Seriously, we look forward to the full iPhono write-up.
iFi Bewitches at the National Audio Showâ˛s Headzones 2012
November 2012, I canâ˛t recall hearing anything quite like this before from headphones, not even from a pair of Jecklin Floats which are well-known for presenting music in front of oneâ˛s head. Not in it. To say I was excited is putting it mildly.
Hi-Fi+/TAS Can-Jam 2012 Report â Part 1
23 Oct 2012, Chris Martens of AVguide.com report on the iFi micro from RMAF: âBut donâ˛t be misled by the affordable pricing, though; the beautifully finished iFi Micro components are very serious both in intent and in the sonic results they achieve.â
Avatar Acousticsâ˛ Multiple World Premieres
Oct 17, 2012 Jason Victor Serinus of Stereophile report on the iFi micro from RMAF: âI was especially seduced by the systemâ˛s compelling warmth in the midrange and correctly proportioned bass. But really, everything in this room sounded really good.â
iFi from Avatar Acoustics & AMR
Oct 17, 2012 Stephen Mejias of Stereophile report on the iFi micro from RMAF: âMichael Lavorgna went home with the iDac, Michael Fremer went home with the iPhono, â
The iFi Micro iPhono Fits In The Palm of Your Hand, But!
Oct 17, 2012 Michael Fremer of Analogplanet.com report on the iFi micro from RMAF and brought one home: âOh and the price is $399! Crazy, no? I brought one home from the show and will be trying ASAP!â
RMAF 2012 iFi
Oct 13, 2012 Michael Lavorgna of Stereophile report on the iFi micro from RMAF and brought one home: âThe iDAC is small enough to easily fit in a backpack just like the one I carry around audio shows (hint).â
Dynamic Range(MM): >96dB
Dynamic Range (MC): >90dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (MM): >76dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (MC): >82dB
Total Harmonic Distortion(THD): <0.01%
Frequency Response: 10Hz â 100KHz Âą0.5dB
Output Impedance (Zout): <110ÎŠ
Input Voltage: AC 100 â 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption: < 4W
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