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Phono stage »Fein«  

Fein: click to enlarge

The black finish hides yet another«Golden Oldie». Even though the »Fein« has been in production since 1985, it is anything but an oldie. Continued refinements have pushed this phono stage well ahead of its class. It features a single input, a volume control, and low output impedance; vinyl purists can thus drive an amplifier directly with their »Fein« should they so chose to.  

 

Sonically, »Fein« (engl. fine) lives up to its name.Amongst the reasons is because it runs in pure Class-A with all operating points referenced to a single and temperature-compensated voltage source; the power transformer will never run into magnetic saturation thanks to ultrafast diodes and noninductive resistors; and last, but certainly not least, because the power consumption is so low that we decided to omit a power switch. (We recommend instead to leave the »Fein« powered up continuously because it sounds even better that way.)  

 

Brinkmann Fein

Specifications

THD/IM distortion0,01%/0,05%
S/N ratio MM/MC80/78 dBA
Frequency response 20 Hz-50 kHz
Gainadjustable, max. 55 dB
Output voltagemaximum 4 V
Output impedance200 Ohm
Input impedance MC600 Ohm
Input capacitance MM50 pF
Input sensitivityswitchable 1 mV/47 kOhm (MM),
0.5 mV/600 Ohm and 0.2 mV/600 Ohm (MC)
Dimensions (WxHxD)120 x 80 x 160 mm (with granite base);
power supply 105 x 60 x 100 mm
Weight1.5 kg; granite base 2.8 kg;
power supply 1.2 kg
Included in deliveryphono preamplifier, power supply, power cord, granite base
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