After 10 years on the market Karaki-san released a new, improved version of his outstanding, highly praised phono stage - the Aurorasound VIDA Mk.II. The exterior design has not changed much. Internal circuit, PCB, PSU, Lundahl transformers, specifications and sonic performance have been refined. Among the many improvements: the L/R channel separation is now +6dB better, THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion) factor dropped from 0.028% to 0.012%, new amp modules (developed for the VIDA Supreme), inputs for 2 MC or 2 MM cartridges at the same time (or 1 each) and the US version now comes standard with a 6 position impedance selector for MC on the back of the VIDA Mk.II.
Jerry Seigel of 10Audio.com (February 2022) wrote: "...the VIDA Mk.II sets a very high bar for sonic performance and is an even better value than the lower cost VIDA Prima. This is a very truthful, very neutral, high resolution and enjoyable phono preamplifier. The VIDA Mk.II is an excellent performer, offering more than a suggestion of the best phono preamps. Anyone shopping for a phono stage under about $20k might be surprised at this unit’s truly excellent and musically satisfying abilities. The VIDA Mk.II could possibly let you delete the word 'upgrade' from your thoughts..." CLICK HERE to read the entire review
"...the Aurorasound Vida Mk2 is the best phono stage I’ve owned. It matches the silence of a solid state phono preamp what the liquidity of a tube phono. It replaced a Lamm LP2.1 Deluxe, no slouch in terms of liquidity. The Aurorasound surpasses the Lamm due to it being DEAD quite and much more flexible..."
Input: Two MM/MC input select, switchable on the front
MM Gain 40dB 47kΩ, MC Gain 65dB - Low/under, High/over 15Ω
Optional: Rotary switch for 6 add. imp.for MC cartridge (+$750)
Output: Line Level, unbalanced RCA, 2Vrms, Output impedance 910Ω,
optional XLR balanced (+$1000)
RIAA Deviation: 10Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.25dB
THD+N: 0.012% - MC - A-Weighted
Input Noise: -138dBV MC
Channel separation: 90dB, @10kHz
Functions: Phono-1/Phono-2 select, MC/MM select, MC load impedance select,
Stereo/Mono, Subsonic Filter, Cartridge degauss
Dimension: W260mm x D250mm x H100mm 3kg (Main Unit)
W114mm x D200mm x H70mm 1.4kg (Power Supply Unit)
Power Supply: AC 100V-120V 50-60Hz, Max 40W
Over the last 10 years the original VIDA collect many awards and top reviews all around the world. We are very excited that Karaki san was able to improve this wonderful phono stage even further.
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