Masterpiece Phonostage (MP-P201)
The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series.
To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Further more, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technology to the limit of "possible". The MP-P201 uses the same discrete gainstage modules developed for the MP-L201, however it has been optimized for a much lower noise level. This is essential in order to keep the very high musical performance with even the lowest output cartridges available on the market today.
Gain selection on the MP-P201 is based on the output voltage from the cartridge. This is the most effective and optimal way of ensuring perfect balance between the cartridge and the phonostage. Setting the correct load has also been made as user friendly as possible. The four load boards in the MP-P201 provides a total of 16
different load values. The external power supply is shared with the MP-L201 and gives the first extreme level of line regulation. This ensures the lowest possible noise level, even before the supply reaches the actual phonostage circuitry.
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