LIO Phono Preamplifier

The LIO Phono Preamplifier excels at retrieving maximum detail from your records’ grooves by means of fewer but higher quality parts. This minimalist design presents an utterly natural sound signature from its all-discrete, zero-feedback, Class-A JFET topology. We use only premium parts throughout with short signal paths. And of course power comes from the pristine and ultra-quiet LIO ultra-capacitor power supply.

With LIO Phono Preamplifier you will experience deeper musical involvement when spinning your favorite LPs. Its three inputs allow you to connect more than one turntable or arm/cartridge and toggle between them. One input is a dedicated moving magnet (MM) input, and the other two are dedicated moving coil (MC). Its optional Remote Cartridge Loading (RCL) module allows you to fine tune the cartridge load from your listening chair for absolutely spot-on performance and convenience. This is the perfect phono preamp for vinyl aficionados!

Want to take the LIO Phono Preamplifier to ultra high-end territory? The optional tube output stage provides an even greater level of midrange seduction and realism. And if you’re considering a full function preamp to use with a power amplifier, simply add a phono stage to the LIO Preamplifier for maximum performance, convenience and value.

Ultracapacitor Power Supply

LIO’s patent-pending, ultracapacitor power supply (“PURE DC-4-EVR”) completely isolates all audio circuitry from the noise and voltage fluctuations of AC mains power – without the need for an external power conditioner. Music flows from LIO in the most natural way, free of grain and background noise. Its vanishingly low output impedance ensures the highest possible current to deliver stunning transient attack with bass that is extended and impactful, yet tight and well defined.


LIO MM/MC Phonostage Module
  • Discrete, Class A JFET design
  • Zero feedback used in gain stages and RIAA stages
  • On-board MC step up transformers (SUTs)
  • Belleson super regulator module for ultra-low noise power feed
  • Inputs (2) MC, (1) MM
  • Cardas rhodium-plated RCA jacks for superior conductivity and long-term performance

Remote Control Handset

A premium, solid aluminum remote control handset gives you convenient mastery of every function, including the ability to change phono inputs and adjust cartridge loading (via optional RCL module) from your listening chair.


Industry-leading 10-year Warranty

Made in the USA
Specifications:
LIO Phono Premplifier
Dimensions: Approx. 17.5″ wide x 13.5″ deep x 4.5″ tall (445mm x 343mm x 114mm)
Output Impedance: < 100 ohms
Gain / Load (MM): 40dB / 47k
Gain / Load (MC): 60dB / 16 load settings from 26 to 400 Ohms (or 255 load settings from 5 to 2K ohm via optional RCL module)
RIAA: Passive filter between two discrete, Class A JFET gain stages
Voltage Gain Stages: Class A, JFET, no feedback
External Power Adapter: 100 – 240Vac, 50/60Hz. Detachable IEC power cord
Shipping Weight: approximately 25 lbs. (11.4 g)
Optional Tubestage
Included Tubes: JJ E88CC (matched pair)
Accepted Tubes: 6922/E88CC, 6DJ8/ECC88, 7308/E188CC, 7DJ8/PCC88, 6N23, 6H23, 6N11, and 6GM8
Output Impedance: < 200 ohm
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 110kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)
Gain: Unity (0dB)
LIO TUBESTAGE (+$895)

REMOTE CARTRIDGE LOADING (RCL) (+ $495)