The Apprentice MM phono stage is derived from the popular Edwards Audio MM1 and uses a similar circuit topology with passive treble and active bass equalisation. Unusually at this price area it uses a second stage amplifier to buffer the equalisation network and ensure a low output impedance. It is however configured to be used with our custom made single rail 30V DC regulated switch mode power supply. This has enabled us to make a cost saving along with the use of a steel double U case construction, removing the need for an expensive front panel. So far as sonic performance is concerned the Apprentice MM is around 85% that of the MM1 at around half the price and is ideally suited for the customer who is either on a budget or uses a turntable such as the Apprentice TT. With it’s near silent noise floor and 40dB gain this makes it a true audiophile bargain.
Gain = 40dB
Loading is 47K/150pF Fixed
RIAA Accuracy +/-0.5dB
S/N raitio ref 5mV in is -83dB A Wtd