The VP130 is a well designed RIAA phono preamplifier made to equalized phono signal to a line-level signal, and is intended for magnetic pickups. Since the unit utilizes tube circuitry, the resulting output signal is more warm and musical than solid state preamplifiers. It's the perfect blend of price and performance. Get the magical warmth of a tube phono preamp for an unrivaled price. This compact and affordable preamp effectively boosts the phono signal for any cartridge with an output of 3-5mV. It has a compact circuit board and uses a single 12AX7 tube in the output stage for that luscious midrange only tubes can provide. It’s also dead quiet, with a signal-to-noise ratio of 80dB. The VP130 also has a few added features that everyone will appreciate, including a 1/4” headphone jack on the back panel, a mute switch, a 20Hz (infrasonic) rumble filter, and separate output volume controls for the mains and headphones.