The Bard’s Phonostage

Sitting between your record player and hifi system The Bard’s Phonostage from Sonneteer brings life to your vinyl recordings. Familiar to many as the ‘Phono’ input on your hifi or audio system, The Bard’s Phonostage allows you to adapt or upgrade any amplifier or powered loudspeaker to work with a vinyl record player turntable.

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Sitting between your record player and hifi system The Bard’s Phonostage from Sonneteer brings life to your vinyl recordings. Familiar to many as the ‘Phono’ input on your hifi or audio system, The Bard’s Phonostage allows you to adapt or upgrade any amplifier or powered loudspeaker to work with a vinyl record player turntable.

Based on the highly regarded phonostage circuit design originally found in the legendary Sonneteer Campion Amplifier and latterly the Alabaster, The Bard’s Phonostage also takes on some of the attributes of the What Hi-fi, five star award winning Sonneteer Phnostage, the Sedley adapted to a smaller, more practical, form. It’s small, rugged, high performance and plug and play. Above all it’s a Sonneteer.

The Bard’s Phonostage is designed to mainly work with Moving Magnet (MM) type Cartridges which are most common on record players. It also has a high gain setting which will allow it to function with Moving Coil (MC) type Cartridges as well as lower output MM.

So what is a Phono stage?

In the days when vinyl recording was developed the limitations of the technology to hand meant that clever techniques had to be employed to get the best out of the medium. The principle was to boost the high frequencies (treble) and attenuate the lower frequencies (bass) at the manufacturing stage and then reverse the process using the ‘phono stage’ equalised pre-amplification to play back the recording in its original form.
Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 6.5 × 4.5 × 2.2 cm
colour

Red, Silver

Gain(Switchable)

Low 40dB, High 58dB

Input load

47kohm, 47pF

Connector

RCA Phono Stereo input and output.

EQ

RIAA standard

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