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Audion Premier active Moving magnet phono stage

Sonic Superiority
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Audion Premier  stand alone moving magnet phono stage pre-amplifier (like most of our pre-amps)  are built on a quality substrate pcb (printed circuit board). It is an active class A device designed to be almost plug and  play with almost all MM phono cartridges. 

The soundstage is p[en and airy, giving the impression of space and dimensionality. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low  levels. It brings recording to life and places you directly in front of the performance. 

” Audion Premier is a product with which you can happily live and exists as proof that you don’t have to spend five figures to attain lovely analog sound” – Jeff Dorgay – Tone Audio

Powered by just 2 x NOS 6H23N valves theis phono stage feature a transformer less design with no input, inter stage or output wound components making this phono stage capable of handling fast transients and the most intricate and detailed musical passages. Outstanding performance, lightning quick response curves and terrific transparency

The stand alone Premier MM Phono stage is a great match with ours or other pre or power amplifiers (Power amps must have volume control), and is a gret way to add a turntable to your system..

Upgrade options are available for this model, see upgrade tabs. Having a ground lift switch at the rear enables this phono stage to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains power ground. 

As with all our amps they are hand built. The chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.

Audion Premier MM Phono stage

Audion Premier MM phono stage

The Audion Premier Phono’s soundstage is realistically large, and it really is up to the recordings capabilities to shine through. Musicians and instruments are convincingly placed. Noise level is pitch black. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low listening levels. It does not beautify bad records, but it gives sparkle to great recordings, and preserves tonality, rhythm and sense of space. We refer to this as being neutral, but not sterile or warm or tubelike.

This moving magnet phono stage is best suited for use with standard or low output moving magnet cartridges. and is easily matched with most moving magnet phono cartridges and because it is  an active stage it does not need the same close matching as you would with a transformer based product. Upgrade options are available for this model, see upgrade tab. The MM phono stage can and has been made in hard wired mono_blocks.Looking inside the aluminium chassis reveals a tidy printed circuit board, premium parts, and a well-shielded power transformer. Nothing is overdone on this old-school design. 

The interior showing the simple RIAA layout and power supply detachment.

“This phonostage renders sound in a way that mixes so-called “vintage tube” and “modern tube” sound, all the while adding a bit of tonal warmth you won’t mistake for solid-state. Still, ample low- and high-frequency extension prevents the unit from sounding completely vintage. Overall, it’s an excellent balance. And the modest warmth goes a long way, especially with less-than-heavenly LP pressings.” – Jeff Dorgay

The MM phono stage is an active class A stage which uses a matching transformer less design, which means matching is much easier and far less critical of capacitance, resistance, impedance, inductance or reactance matching that transformer couple RIAA stages normally need.

The Phono MM stage uses 2 x NOS Russian 6H23N tubes, it also has a ground lift switch at the rear to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains ground. 

Technical specifications for Audion Premier MM Phono stage.

Warranty: 2 years return to base. Valves 6 months.

Specifications

Distortion @ 1V  – <0.015% No Feedback
Sensitivity Variable – Variable 2.0mV MM Phono
Input Impedance – 47K MM Phono
Gain – MM Phono 46db  
Phase – Correct
Noise CCIR) – <80db
Frequency Response: – 11Hz – 185KHz ±1 db
Signal to noise >70db
Weight: – 6kg  
Inputs – 1 MM Phono
Outputs, 1 x Line out.
Consumption: 12 Watts  
Tubes: 2 x 6H23N
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 17cm tall – Including valves. 
Fuses – Power 500mA / 250V Slow blow 
US/Jpn Power 1.0A / 120V Slow blow 

Product options for the Premier MM Phono stage

Product options for the Premier Phono stage include  different valve varieties as well better signal capacitors, better power supply capacitors, tantalum resistors and silver wired audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA terminals.

Our Premier ramge of pre-amplifiers come available with 3 upgrade options starting from our Standard model we go up a level to Insignia Class and then on to Excelsior class and finally the ultimate Signature reference.

Each class has selected components designed to enhance performance, presence and definition.

The upgrade options are only available on a new build amplifier and are not retro fittable. The amplifier chassis will carry distinguishing marks and badging to determine the level.

All the options are based on a standard amplifier, and use the very finest selected components chosen form Britain, Europe or the US.

All options carry a lifetime guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

See the next tab for available options.

Upgrades and Options available when ordering – Speak to your dealer about these when ordering your amplifier  ask for either our standard amplifier or Insignia, Excelsior or Signature reference classes.

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 3 upgrade classes for the Premier Phono stage.. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places. 
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver wired Interconnects,  better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 
Signature Reference uses the same as the Excelsior class but comes with fully silver wired and hard wired audio and ground paths, silver foil in oil capacitors, silver RCA’s

We do however recommend that if looking at the Excelsior or Signature Reference classes that the Hard wired option be considered first or even our Premier Quattro.

Product reviews from around the World.

Audion Premier MM Phono stage – Tone Audio

The Audion Premier Phono’s soundstage is realistically large, and it really is up to the recordings capabilities to shine through. Musicians and instruments are convincingly placed. Noise level is pitch black. Roll off in both directions is seamless. Resolution is astounding, with absolutely convincing depth even at very low listening levels. It does not beautify bad records, but it gives sparkle to great recordings, and preserves tonality, rhythm and sense of space. We refer to this as being neutral, but not sterile or warm or tubelike.

This moving magnet phono stage is best suited for use with standard or low output moving magnet cartridges. and is easily matched with most moving magnet phono cartridges and because it is  an active stage it does not need the same close matching as you would with a transformer based product. Upgrade options are available for this model, see upgrade tab. The MM phono stage can and has been made in hard wired mono_blocks.Looking inside the aluminium chassis reveals a tidy printed circuit board, premium parts, and a well-shielded power transformer. Nothing is overdone on this old-school design. 

The interior showing the simple RIAA layout and power supply detachment.

“This phonostage renders sound in a way that mixes so-called “vintage tube” and “modern tube” sound, all the while adding a bit of tonal warmth you won’t mistake for solid-state. Still, ample low- and high-frequency extension prevents the unit from sounding completely vintage. Overall, it’s an excellent balance. And the modest warmth goes a long way, especially with less-than-heavenly LP pressings.” – Jeff Dorgay

The MM phono stage is an active class A stage which uses a matching transformer less design, which means matching is much easier and far less critical of capacitance, resistance, impedance, inductance or reactance matching that transformer couple RIAA stages normally need.

The Phono MM stage uses 2 x NOS Russian 6H23N tubes, it also has a ground lift switch at the rear to assist in resolving grounding issues by floating the ground internally above mains ground. 

Technical specifications for Audion Premier MM Phono stage.

Warranty: 2 years return to base. Valves 6 months.

Specifications

Distortion @ 1V  – <0.015% No Feedback
Sensitivity Variable – Variable 2.0mV MM Phono
Input Impedance – 47K MM Phono
Gain – MM Phono 46db  
Phase – Correct
Noise CCIR) – <80db
Frequency Response: – 11Hz – 185KHz ±1 db
Signal to noise >70db
Weight: – 6kg  
Inputs – 1 MM Phono
Outputs, 1 x Line out.
Consumption: 12 Watts  
Tubes: 2 x 6H23N
Size:  42cm deep,23cm wide and 17cm tall – Including valves. 
Fuses – Power 500mA / 250V Slow blow 
US/Jpn Power 1.0A / 120V Slow blow 

Product options for the Premier MM Phono stage

Product options for the Premier Phono stage include  different valve varieties as well better signal capacitors, better power supply capacitors, tantalum resistors and silver wired audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA terminals.

Our Premier ramge of pre-amplifiers come available with 3 upgrade options starting from our Standard model we go up a level to Insignia Class and then on to Excelsior class and finally the ultimate Signature reference.

Each class has selected components designed to enhance performance, presence and definition.

The upgrade options are only available on a new build amplifier and are not retro fittable. The amplifier chassis will carry distinguishing marks and badging to determine the level.

All the options are based on a standard amplifier, and use the very finest selected components chosen form Britain, Europe or the US.

All options carry a lifetime guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

See the next tab for available options.

Upgrades and Options available when ordering – Speak to your dealer about these when ordering your amplifier  ask for either our standard amplifier or Insignia, Excelsior or Signature reference classes.

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 3 upgrade classes for the Premier Phono stage.. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places. 
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver wired Interconnects,  better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s. 
Signature Reference uses the same as the Excelsior class but comes with fully silver wired and hard wired audio and ground paths, silver foil in oil capacitors, silver RCA’s

We do however recommend that if looking at the Excelsior or Signature Reference classes that the Hard wired option be considered first or even our Premier Quattro.

Jeff Dorgay
Jeff Dorgay
Tone Audio
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Audion Premier is a product with which you can happily live and exists as proof that you don’t have to spend five figures to attain lovely analog sound
Chris Kemp
Chris KempHifi Sentralen
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Audion Premiere MM, I just loved the midrange. So organic, chesty and full of life. The top end likewise. The bass was a little boomy with my ProAc D25 however.
Peter Empson
Peter EmpsonDeco Audio
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"The Audion Premier phono stage has a wonderfully open and transparent sound, It is a very quiet MM stage which has a transparent sound that is very revealing without being overly analytical in presentation. Its midband is exactly what you’d expect of a good valve design, there’s no grain or hash, just an open and expansive sound. Naturally is also works wonderfully with step up transformers for use with moving coil cartridge"
Mike Fairlane
Mike FairlaneAudio Review
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if you know Audion this should come as no surprise, but this humble phono-stage is a giant-killer. If you`re trying to put together a good turntable-combo on a budget this MM-stage will make all your cartrigdes perform as they were ment to do. A wide open and wery clean, natural sound, reference mid & vocals, fast but a bit lightweight on bassreproduction. Sounds good even w. stock tubes, Tungsram is a good match. Wery primitive but sounds owerwhelming.
Piotr Ryka
Piotr RykaHifi Philosphy - Poland
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You may not like the soft crackling of a vinyl record, turning it over and constantly cleaning it, but its sonic superiority is a must. The files are very convenient to use and even more practical to store, but they still lack many percent of the quality of vinyls. Maybe that will change quickly, but it's missing for now. And our Audion Premier Phono Stage is one of the basic elements of proving it for not too much money.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
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