Skip to content

Vertere PHONO-1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier

by Vertere

SKU Phono-1MK2Silver
Color: Silver Aluminium

Vertere PHONO-1 MKII MM/MC Phono Preamplifier

Enjoy the full musical experience from every track and every album with PHONO-1 MkII L, the perfect interface between your record player and your amplifier.

The new MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII L gets the best from any high-quality record player, with maximum dynamic range and supreme detail resolution. With more than 10 gain settings, 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings, PHONO-1 MkII L leaves nothing to chance. It makes the perfect match for almost any Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridge.

Why MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII L?
Realize the potential of any high-quality record player

Superb dynamics and detail with extremely accurate RIAA linearization

Perfect level and load matching for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges

Brings continuous enjoyment when playing records, without exception

Gold Plated PCB Assembly
New ‘L’ shaped high-quality gold plated PCBs for the main phono circuit and the mains power transformer ensure optimized grounding and power distribution. Stainless steel shield ensures that any unwanted interference is kept well away from the audio signal.
Combined with the use of high-quality components and special solder, guarantee consistent optimum performance for the long term.

Double Shielded Main Circuit
Vertere’s PHONO-1 MM | MC Preamplifier utilizes stainless steel shields to further enhance isolation of the RIAA and preamplifier circuits. All power supply components and circuits are outside of the main cover shield and away from any signal path.

Switchable Input Loading
PHONO-1 MkII L has two switch banks, now easily accessible from the underside of the unit, that allow 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings for left and right channels.
Perfect load matching is crucial to maximising performance, for both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges – and in this respect PHONO-1 leaves nothing to chance.

Switchable Gain Setting
Another switch bank, also easily accessible from the underside of the unit, offers no less than 10 gain settings to provide the best level matching, within the gain range provided.
This ensures minimal level change between different sources used in the system.

Chassis Ground and PCB Earth Switch
A 3-way switch provided at the back of PHONO-1 gives the options of ‘Hard Ground’, ‘Ground Lift’ or ‘Soft Ground’ connection of the preamplifier and the chassis, to minimise any hum that may be introduced between the PHONO-1 and the main amplifier.

PHONO-1 Finishes
The PHONO-1 is available in a range of high-end finishes, including a new DG-1 design featuring a front panel to match the new Vertere record player (pictured). Finishes also available: Silver aluminum, Signature Vertere Orange and Semi-matt Black.

Phono stage design is rather challenging, as the circuit has to work with the minuscule cartridge signal that is typically only a fraction of a millivolt. That tiny signal has to be cleanly amplified a thousand-fold and equalized to the exact RIAA curve in order to faithfully represent the original recorded music.

Vertere’s PHONO-1 is designed to achieve just this, providing the full enjoyment that is so often missing even in very high-quality vinyl playback systems.

PHONO-1 has more than 10 gain settings to match the level perfectly for almost any cartridge. An extensive choice of 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings ensure correct frequency balance even for most Moving Coils that commonly exhibit a frequency response lift above 10kHz.

Compact foot print of the main circuit and the use of highest quality components, maximize dynamic range and deliver supreme detail resolution. Utilizing only tight tolerance components for PHONO-1’s accurate IRAA circuit ensures a refined, natural timbre that brings the music to life.

Our use of the best components guarantees optimal performance from the double-shielded internal circuits, while a 3-way phono PCB Ground Management switch allows achieving lowest ‘earth hum’ in almost any installation.

This level of attention to detail, performance and design execution is only found in much higher price products.

Vertere PHONO-1 redefines the standard for entry level High-End phono stages.



MC/MM Preamplifier
Main Phono Circuit on Separate Gold Plated PCB

Power Supply:
Linear, Int. Switchable
Transformer on Separate Gold Plated PCB

Gain Settings:
40.2dB to 62.8dB
In 10 Steps – See Manual
High Gain version - Add 6.4dB to all settings

Input Impedance Settings Resistance:
47k for MM
78R to 47K for MC - in 15 Steps - See Manual

100pF & 470pF for MM
100pF to 1.02uF for MC – In 9 Steps – See Manual

Frequency Response:
20Hz – 20kHz
+/- 0.2dB

Noise: < -78dB – AWD
THD-N: 0.03%
Finish: Front Panel Options Vertere Orange, Silver, Black, DG-1 Gloss Black

Dimensions: 210 x 235 x 55mm
W x D x H (Incl. Switches & Feet)

Weight: 2.00Kg