The ZEN Phono is an entry level phono stage with a difference. Normally, sub $300 phono stages add excessive noise that hinders musical enjoyment. The iFi ZEN Phono is an exception to the rule due to its trickle-down know-how from AMR/iFi phono pre-amps. First and foremost, the noise floor is a whisper-quiet – 90/96dB (36/60dB, BAL 2V/SE 1V, A-weighted) on MM/MC respectively. It is also able to handle MM/MC cartridges from <0.25mV to >2mV to bring true high-end performance and flexibility to the entry sector. Finally, the ZEN Phono has the performance and the features not found in many other phono stages: • MM/MC-36dB >72dB gain. Noise floor of – 90/96 dB • Balanced circuitry – unheard of in this category • Intelligent Subsonic filter – solves warp issues effectively.