ICON AUDIO PS1 MKII MM/MC (Signature Upgrade Available) - New in the Box Icon Audio PS1 MKII phono preamp with 2 year warranty. FREE SHIPPING
Best Sounding tube phono stage **** Signature Upgrade available = Upgraded Premium Gold Lion tubes and installed Mundorf Capacitors + $595
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*** HI FI WORLD Reference Standard Phono Stage ***
If You Love The Sound of Tube and Vinyl You Will Cherish The Sound of The Icon PS1 MKII MM/MC. The Only Phono Stage amp You Will Ever Need Providing the Best in Sound FOR Both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil Cartridges.
** PURE TUBE SOUND WITH POINT TO POINT WIRING AND NO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - BEST CHOICE FOR VINYL **
*** Outstanding Sound Quality that only tubes can provide **
The Icon Audio UK PS1 MKII MM/MC Phono Stage is the most popular pre-amplifier in the Icon line of tube amplifiers. With both MM and MC support, separate power supply, stereo/mono switch and volume control the Icon PS1 MKII is one of the best sounding and most versatile tube pre-amps available. The perfect choice for the most discriminating Audiophile. If you love the analogue sound of vinyl you will really love the sound of the Icon Audio PS1 MKII phono stage. ** Typically ships next business day. *** All products come with a two year warranty ***Check out our other Icon Audio UK and Graham Slee UK products on www.audioarcan.com or contact us at [email protected] **
The warm sound of tubes is realized in the world renown Icon Audio PS1 MKII tube Phone Stage. HI FI World acclaimed "Reference Standard" for the Icon PS1 that stays faithful to the analogue tradition of vinyl. The huge 40dp RIAA difference between 20 Hz and 20 kHz is easier accomplished by tubes than transistors. Our passive design uses no feedback and is completely hand wired from point to point with no printed circuit board. The newly improved power supply offers new cosmetics and has separate line inputs for MC and MM cartridges. All our Icon Audio stock has been built for North American power requirements.Although the Icon chassis and some point to point wiring is done in China the Icon product is hand assembled and tested in the UK using UK built power transformers and UK hand wired workmanship.
The Icon Audio PS1 MKII MM/MC was designed in the UK by David Shaw and is hand assembled with UK power transformers by Icon Engineers.
See Testimonials From Clients that have purchased the Icon Audio PS1 MKII MM/MC on our website www.audioarcan.com - "Blog/Testimonials".
See the February 2020 review of the Icon Audio PS1 MKII MM/MC phono stage at www.audiophilia.com - Following this review Anthony Kershaw purchased the PS1
* Icon Audio Review with David Shaw and Paul Rigby : https://theaudiophileman.com/leaky-icon-amp/
For more information contact Audioarcan at [email protected] or call 249-880-5040
Now with improved power supply and new cosmetics, and the option of our new MC transformers.
It is well know that valves can sound much better than transistors, this is especially so with LP reproduction. Mainly because:
The massive overload of valves prevents distortion on highly modulated or worn LPs therefore reducing noise.
The “warm” sound of valves is well suited to the reproduction of analogue music from LP.
The huge 40db RIAA difference between 20 Hz and 20 kHz is easier for valves than transistors.
Our “passive” design uses no “feedback”
Our simple design uses “hi fi” components.
We use “hand wired” “point to point” wiring with no printed circuit board.
It is essential that that these precious few microvolts of signal from the pickup cartridge go straight in to the valve without any switches or coupling capacitor in the way to add sonic impurities.
The PS1 has become a “Reference Standard” for Hi Fi World.
Our original acclaimed PS1 design updated and upgraded. Faithfull to the analogue traditions of vinyl.
Moving Magnet or Moving Coil?
Moving Magnet types are generally cheaper, and have the advantage of a high output.
Moving Coil pickups have a low output, they are generally more expensive.
But most hi fi fans prefer MC pickups. The LP original “Master” is cut with a moving coil stylus.
MC pickups need special transformers to give extra gain. We fit our own custom design and made transformers. They have a very smooth detailed sound. These may be fitted at the time of order or after purchase.
The front panel switch then allows you to easily choose either MM or MC input.
Full review available at www.audioarcan.com - Blog/Testimonials
Client input on Icon Audio PS1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamp
I wanted to let you know that we’ve put about 25 hours on the Icon Audio PS1 Mk II MM/MC phono preamp now, and it’s really showing its stuff. The sound is fuller, broader, and deeper than our previous phono stage. Vocals and instrumentation have a very natural presentation and texture that we’re finding substantially more pleasing and involving than what the old solid state unit was capable of rendering. Dynamics were improved out of the box, but we splurged on a nice aftermarket power cable for it, and they—along with everything else—took a great bound forward in quality. The Icon Audio PS1 Mk II really is an impressive piece of kit, and we can’t wait to hear how it sounds when we’ve actually gone through more than half the break-in period.
Thanks again for everything,
Mike & Tanya
Specifications and Features
Built in volume control, suitable for most power amplifiers
Stereo/mono switch for lower noise from mono LPs
Choke power supply
Separate Power supply for lower noise
Comprehensive manual supplied
All hand wired point to point
No printed circuit board to spoil the sound
Japanese Blue ALPS volume pot.
All Triode valves 3x ECC83
Sensitivity: 3mv for 1.26v output (0.3mv MC)
Gain MM 53db MC 72db
Load: imp: 47k MM, 100 ohms MC
Output source impedance 50 ohms
Signal to noise level -75db (MM)
RIAA Freq response 20hz-20khz +0 – 1db
NO global feedback used
High quality resistors
Hi Fi quality audio capacitors
Silver PTFE audio cable
Gold plated Input/output terminals
The Icon Audio UK PS1 MKIV Phono Stage amplifier is an industry award winning product with stellar reviews from a number of audio credited sources. The hand wired designed has no printed circuit board and is a two piece unit to provide a no-noise result. Supports both MM and MC cartridges easily selected with the front mounted switch. Outstanding performance that out preforms many far more expensive competitors. We ship the PS1 freight per-paid at all destinations within the US and Canada and there are no additional costs. All Icon Audio products purchased from Audioarcan come with a two year warranty that is provided from our location. Contact us through ad or direct at [email protected] . Regards, Audioarcan