PHN1.1 - 2-Box Phono Stage


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  • Inputs: WBT NextGen RCA

  • Outputs: WBT NextGen RCA

  • Gain: Adjustable using plugs (required only for MC Carts)

  • Dimensions: 25x17x6.2cm

PHN1.1 - 2-Box Phono Stage

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The PHN1.1 is a high-end, 2-box phono stage, with outboard power supply, designed to be used between a turntable and a pre-amplifier. It amplifies the low level signal from a moving coil or moving magnet cartridge according to the RIAA curve to a line level signal which can be connected to a line input of any line-level amplifier or pre amplifier.

Like all our products, the PHN1.1 is designed around the concept that the audio circuits should be minimalistic with the shortest possible signal path, while the complexity is moved to the power supply.

The PHN1.1 can be used with any moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. The gain, the input impedance, and the input capacitance are set by means of exchangeable plugs.  Please note that the plugs are not included and need to be purchased separately (See Related Products on the right). Additional input setting plugs can be purchased to allow future cartridge replacement. For 47K impedance moving magnet cartridges no plug is required.

Unlike most phono stages which are based on active designs (feedback loop), the PHN1.1 is based on a passive design, that is, there is a first high gain stage, a passive RIAA filter, and a lower gain output stage. Although the PHN1.1 is a solid state pre amplifier, its design is based on concept taken from valve amplifiers and its sound characteristics resemble those of high end valve amplifiers, but without the inconvenience of heat and wear.

The PHN1.1 has an outboard supply for reduced noise, and is a dual-mono design: it contains two independent circuits and a dedicated power supply for each channel. Each of these power supplies is dual-rail (positive and negative voltage rails).

The PHN1.1 is built using the best available components: selected low noise JFET transistors, low noise Tantalum and PPS capacitors, and WBT NextGen sockets. All components are mounted on an immersion gold FR4 PCB with a real star ground topology.

Like all our products, the PHN1.1 comes with a 14 day satisfy or refund policy, and a 3 year warranty.


  • Excellent sound quality

  • Small size

  • Does not require maintenance or recapping

  • Excellent value


"Really enjoying the phonostage,make my Linn LP12 come alive...thanks!"