FosgateSignatureFosgate Signature Phono v1 PreampPurchased new from an authorized Musical Surroundings dealer. Fosgate Signature Phono v1 Preamp Incredible Construction, Wonderful Sonics, Amazing All-Tube Performance Nothing Goes Better with...1800.00

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Purchased new from an authorized Musical Surroundings dealer.

Fosgate Signature Phono v1 Preamp

Incredible Construction, Wonderful Sonics, Amazing All-Tube Performance

Nothing Goes Better with Analog than the Even Order Harmonics of Tubes

World-renowned audio engineer Jim Fosgate has been working on this design for the last thirty years. His passion for analog and tube sound led to the design of this incredible vinyl playback tool. The Fosgate Signature all-tube design has no solid-state devices in the signal path. Its switchable moving magnet/moving coil gain settings and variable loading settings make it extremely versatile.

A combination of modern design with retro appeal, this seven-tube wonder knocked us for a loop here in our reference system. The Fosgate Signature is everything you'd want from an all-tube design: warm and inviting, but with incredible frequency extension and detail retrieval.

The Fosgate's life-like reproduction of voices and instruments give it a stunning sense of realism. This baby throws one hell of a soundstage, too. One doesn't normally expect a product this beautiful, with sound this sumptuous, to come anywhere near this price.

• The design is the result of more then 100 different hand built preamp

    circuits dating back to the 1970s.

• All amplification is accomplished with the SRPP (push pull) configuration

    for the best possible linearity, lowest noise and  distortion.

• No solid-state devices are placed in the signal path and a tube is used for

    the high voltage rectifier.

• The power supply is very different and contributes to the high

    performance. There are no regulated power supplies. Each tube stage is

    powered by a separate storage capacitor that acts like a battery. These

    storage capacitors are very large (10 to 20 time’s oversize). The power

    supply simply holds the voltage across the capacitors like a “trickle

    charger”. PC board layout is “Dual Mono”. The channels are located on

    opposite sides of the circuit board in near mirror image with dual triodes in

    a row down the center.

• The first stage has no NFB to interact with the cartridge. The second and

     third stages are enclosed in a single feedback loop incorporating both

     positive and negative feedback.

• The RIAA network is divided into two sections, one passive and one

     active.The upper half (above 1KZ) is accomplished with a passive

     network between stage one and two. The lower half (below 1KZ) is

     accomplished with an active network around stage two and three.

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