York Mk1 MM/MC
The York is an exceptional phono stage for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges.
Music comes out of a very dark space free of hum and noise. Voices are very clear and present and transient response is very good. We can't believe such an inexpensive unit performs so well.
It is the only sub-1k phono we’ve used that eliminates the mid band harshness from my moving coils. It makes things much more relaxing to listen to. Some phono stages we have sound a bit more detailed, but it comes at a cost of ear fatigue. One can’t listen to them as long without one's ears getting worn out.
The York implements a number of innovations that combine to make it an extraordinary phono stage. Enclosed in an all-aluminum chassis, the York is shielded from stray EMI and always cool to the touch. Symmetrical input circuitry virtually eliminates any performance variation between channels. Op-amps are selected from among state-of-the-art devices boasting “Ultra” high-end performance. Thin-film resistors and audio grade film capacitors in the signal path are of 0.1% and 1% tolerance respectively, or better where available, to ensure the tightest RIAA accuracy and lowest possible deviation from the intent of the artist based on the vinyl derived signal. No corners are cut or expense is spared in making the York a world-class phono stage.
“you’ve got to hear this thing!”
read the review in Analog Planet
“The sound field it offers is smooth and refined, and build quality is to the highest order. The flexibility available to the user when it comes to signal gain and cartridge loading is as extensive as it gets"
read the review by David Neice - Wall of Sound
- Nominal Output 300mV
- Output Impedance 75 Ω
- RIAA Accuracy ± 0.01dB 20 - 20,000 Hz
- Quiescent Power Consumption <1W
- Dimensions (W x D x H) 6.5 x 7.2 x 1.2" (165 x 183 x 30 mm)
- Weight 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
- L & R Input Impedance Options 47K, 1K, 100, 20 Ω
- L & R Input Capacitance Options 0, 100, 150, 220, 250, 320, 370, 470 pF
- Fine Gain Control MM 36 dB to 52 dB
- Fine Gain Control MC 56 dB to 72 dB
- warranty 2 years