Here’s your chance to own one of the best phono stages made at a significant discount. These rarely come up for sale and I am only selling because I upgraded to the silver edition.
This unit is 1 1/2 years old and barely broken in. It includes a NOS Mullard rectifier tube and I can also include the original tube. It’s been kept in a smoke-free, pet-free, child-free environment. Conservatively rated at 8/10 - the unit is clean except for a few minor dings on the top rear panel that are not visible from the front - see closeup photo.
Buyer pays PayPal fees. Wire transfer, personal check ok.Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine:
”provides an intoxicating blend of stupefying extended high frequencies, resolution, clarity, and transient precision, along with tight, deep, nimble, non-mechanical bass, and an ideally rich ie not too rich-midrange with just the right amount of body and harmonic structure.”Stereophile Class A+ Component:
"The Ypsilon produced an absolutely intoxicating blend of stupefyingly extended high frequencies, resolution, clarity, and transient precision, along with tight, deep, nimble, nonmechancial bass, and an ideally rich-ie,
rich-midrange with just the right amounts of body and harmonic structure".
"I heard the high-frequency clarity, air, and extension of the best solid-state phono preamps, as well as the harmonic expression and musical flow of the best tube phono preamps, with none of the negatives of either".
- Michael Fremer
Stereophile Product Of The Year: "Editors Choice"
"I haven't got over the Ypsilon and I don't expect to for some time. If ever".
- Michael Fremer
Product Specifications: Input Impedance:
47K Ohm / 200 pf Output Impedance:
1200 Ohm Outputs:
RCA unbalanced XLR unbalanced (pin 1,3 grounded) Frequency Response:
-3db @ 10 Hz - 40K Hz Maximum Output Voltage:
5v peak @ 1K Hz 50v peak @ 50 Hz RIAA Accuracy:
+/- 0.5db @ 20 Hz - 20K Hz Channel Mis Match:
< 0.2db Gain:
Add Ypsilon MC/MC-L Step up transformer to match your MC Cartridge Power Consumption:
Typically 20WInput Tube:
Siemens C3g (x4)Rectifier Tube:
6CA4 / EZ81 (x1) Dimensions:
15.75 x 15.75 x 7.1" (WxDxH) Weight: