Tom Evans Microgroove Plus X MK2 Phono Stage
The Tom Evans Audio Design Micro Groove+ X MK II Dip Switching.
As the name suggests, this unit comes with the added convenience of having user selectable dip switches on the rear panel for various cartridge loading.
Rather than compromise on components "The MicroGroove" utilises the same basic circuit topology as its predecessor, i.e. a low noise Class A front end device providing gain, feeding a passive equalisation circuit, followed by a phase error correction circuit with an active DC servo around the correction stage to roll off subsonics and DC offset. To reduce costs, both channels are built onto a single board powered by a single power supply.
The Microgroove+ X MKII is a high end phono stage from Tom Evans Audio Design, which features several upgrades over the standard Microgroove model. It has Lithos 7 class A regulators in place of the standard regulators. The upgrades result in a greatly enhanced sound quality, with a lower noise floor and more musical presentation. Each MicroGroove+ is hand built to your specification in Great Britain. All impedances and cartridge output voltages are available to order. The adjustable "X" board is included which allows you to adjust cartridge loading.
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