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Trumpet MC - Vacuum Tube Phonostage

$ 999.00 $ 1,099.00

The Trumpet MC is a world-class phonostage suitable for the most demanding of audiophiles. This 3rd generation model maintains the superb sonic performance of the original, while cleverly cutting costs via technological advancements. The circuit remains fully balanced from input to output, including power supply. Equalization is split-passive with no feedback employed anywhere, resulting in a neutral non-fatiguing sonic presentation. Heaters are DC and a highly specialized internal low-noise boost converter generates B+ and B- rails (after a 40-second delay). A novel differential JFET front-end provides variable gain and loading capabilities needed for MC operation. With this flexibility any cartridge can be used, even MM. Premium components are used throughout, such as polypropylene capacitors and metal film resistors. The aluminum chassis has a rugged powdercoat, and is designed to match the Tuba.

This will be the last phonostage you ever buy!


  • 47, 100, 220, 470, 1k, 47k ohm input impedance
  • 45dB, 55dB, 60dB, 64dB, 68dB gain
  • 220pF loading
  • 10Hz to 50kHz bandwidth (-3dB)
  • 70dBA ref 0.5mV signal-to-noise 
  • 0.04% @ 3Vrms distortion
  • 22Vrms @ 1% overload
  • +/-0.5dB equalization
  • 12AX7 x 4, 12AU7 x 2
  • 6 x 10 x 3.5 inches
  • 3 pounds
  • 15Vdc @ 2.05A
  • 120V/240V operation
  • Includes power supply & tubes
  • Free shipping!