Moon 310LP MC/MM Phono Preamplifier
When an audio component works so well, why change it? Thanks to various emerging technologies, several design enhancements became available, opening up a window of opportunity to (i) upgrade the sonics of the original 310LP and (ii) reduce the noise floor of its onboard power supply. Consequently, this diminishes the need for an external power supply.
Low noise floor
Experience a blacker background and even more lifelike musical reproduction. Combine this with all the MOON hallmarks: clean, powerful, fast extended bass, an open midrange and airy extended high frequencies: mid-priced phono preamplifier performance has just taken a major leap forward. To further these significant enhancements, the MOON 310LP is housed in a very stylish half width chassis.
Within the confines of this chassis are numerous end-user adjustments for resistance loading, capacitance loading and gain level. Going one step further, you can even chose from two different equalization curves; either the RIAA curve or the IEC curve.
Rounding out this package are balanced outputs that allow you to take full advantage of connectivity to a balanced preamplifier or integrated for a significant improvement in noise floor, dynamics and midrange transparency.
- Large isolated power supply on a separate circuit board using a toroidal transformer with 2 stages of voltage regulation.
- Single-ended RCA and Balanced XLR output connectors.
- Can be driven with a compatible external power supply.
- Power supply voltage regulation includes i 2 DCf (Independent Inductive DC Filtering); 1 inductor for each and every IC in the audio circuit’s signal path – 2 stages in all.
- Power supply features custom MOON electrolytic capacitors.
- 4-Layer printed circuit boards with pure copper tracings for a much shorter signal path; this results in greater sonic accuracy and dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratio.
- A symmetrical circuit design with accurate matching of the very finest high quality electronic components.
In the box
- phono preamplifier
- AC power cable
- Owner’s manual
- S/N Ratio (full scale @ 40dB gain) - 110dBr
- S/N Ratio (full scale @ 66dB gain) - 88dBr
- Frequency Response - 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB
- Crosstalk @ 1kHz - 100dB
- Output impedance - 50Ω
- THD (20Hz - 20kHz) - 0.001%
- Intermodulation distortion - 0.009%
- Input overload @ 40dB gain - 58mV RMS @ 1kHz
- Input overload @ 66dB gain - 3.0mV RMS @ 1kHz
- Shipping weight - 7.0 lbs. / 3.1 Kgs
- Dimensions in inches: Width 7.0", Height 3.0", Depth 11.0"
- Dimensions in cm: Width 17.8cm, Height 7.6cm, Depth 28cm