Nagra Classic Phono
After many years of success and esteem, the Nagra VPS is replaced by the CLASSIC PHONO.
The VPS, itself inspired by the legendary Nagra PL-P, was a very respected phono stage. The VPS was the base we used and also the obvious product to use as a benchmark.
New generation Nagra custom made input transformers Full tube in Class A totalizing four triodes Featuring two inputs, one MC / MM and one MM Adjustable and customizable cartridge loading Selection of RIAA, TELDEC and COLUMBIA curves Accommodates mono cartridges Mono selector for mono records made with a stereo cutter Adjustable gain from 38 to 64 dB New built-in silent power supply, can be upgraded with a Classic PSU.
The MC input features a new generation of custom made Nagra transformer using the special magnetic core of the HD PREAMP.
The gain selection on the front panel allows you to match the cartridge or the record very easily.
For MC cartridges, gain of 54 or 64 dB, for MM, 8 or 48 dB.
The various and numerous settings allow you to match your cartridge collection and the record very closely.
Sound & Impression
The first notes strike with density and extension. The CLASSIC PHONO impresses immediately with its sheer quality. The linear phase response is clearly audible with a very faithful stereo and 3D image. The timbre of the instruments is extremely natural. After a few minutes of critical listening you simply want to rediscover your music collection and enjoy it!
The CLASSIC PSU power supply, derived from the HD line, will take the CLASSIC PHONO to new heights.
0 Hz – 50 kHz +0.6 dB RIAA, TELDEC,
-0.2 dB COLUMBIA LP
100 Hz – 50 kHz +/- 0.2 dB
> -82 dB (ASA A)
With dummy loads connected to the inputs
Tube stage gain:
Gain switch LOW 37.7 dB
Gain switch HIGH 47.7 dB
Gain switch LOW 53.9 dB
Gain switch HIGH 63.9 dB
< 500 Ω (typically 470 Ω)
< 4° (typically 0.35°) @ 20 kHz
5.4Kg / 11.0lbs
350 (390 from nose of the modulometer to back of the connectors) x 277 x 80mm (15.4 x 10.9 x 3.2 inches) – Add 3cm or 1.2 inches with a VFS plate placed under