Musical Fidelity LX2 LPS Phono Stage

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Before you upgrade your turntable you need to try this first. With the right system the Musical Fidelity LX2 LPS will bring a whole new level of detail and excitement to your vinyl.
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Musical Fidelity LX2 LPS Phono Stage Review - What HiFi five stars
"Musical Fidelity’s LX2-LPS is a differently but overall equally
abled alternative to the imperious Rega Fono MM MK3."

'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision magazine'
  January 2018. 5-star review. 

MM/MC Phono Stage - Musical Fidelity LX2-LPS

OUR VERDICT - Many integrated amplifiers come with a phono stage built in so why do you need one ? The truth is that most of the integrated phono stages are there simply to tick boxes without much thought to their design and performance. Thats why we recommend a standalone phono stage as it not only lets you build your system to your specific requirements it allows you to make small upgrades without hurting your wallet.

Several manufacturers seem to be trying to make their phono stages sound like a CD reproduction where the traditional analogue warmth is stripped out and replaced with a rigid matter of fact sound. Thats why we love the Musical fidelity LX2 LPS, it maintains the vinyl warmth and makes you engage with the music. Low end is pronounced enough to bring enjoyment but not to the point where the bass becomes excessive and vocals are given a silky consistency that makes you want more. At this price the LX2LPS demands your attention.

LX2-LPS - Overview

The LX2-LPS is Musical Fidelity's new baby. A high quality flexible MM/MC phono stage with adjustable impedance and excellent technical performance. Housed in beautifully detailed and handsome metalwork it is the epitome of understated high class elegance.

Musical Fidelity designed it for reference level listening so it is unerringly accurate and faithful to the input. Its purpose in life is to give you your music as its artists and producers intended: nothing more, and nothing less.

The critical elements of a phono stage are: accurate RIAA, low noise, low distortion, and overload margin.

Technical Performance
  • Musical Fidelity's RIAA correction is famous for its predictable and consistent accuracy. The LX2-LPS accuracy is ±0.25dB 20Hz-20kHZ, also it extends to 45kHz so there is no overshoot ringing.

This results in absolutely clear high frequencies with no intermodulation or other distracting anomalies.

  • The noise ratio on both MM (better than 82dB) and MC (better than 72dB) is outstanding and virtually inaudible at any volume setting. That is unless you are a half deaf head-banger.But then I don't expect that MF's refinement and subtly would be quite your thing!
  • Overload margin is exemplary. Simply put, it is virtually impossible for any real world cartridge to overload it.

As we all know nothing is perfect, but the LX2-LPS gets very near.

LX2-LPS - Specifications

  • Input Impedance: 47 KΩ
  • Input Sensitivity: 3.0mV
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >80dB
  • Input Overload Margin: 15dB
  • Input Impedance: 100 Ω
  • Input Sensitivity: 300μV
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.01%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >70dB
  • Input Overload Margin: 22dB
  • RIAA Response ±0.25dB
  • Power Requirement 12-24V 100mA regulated
  • Connections
  • Moving Magnet Input: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Moving Magnet Loading: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Moving Coil Input: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Moving Coil Loading: 1pr RCA sockets
  • Power Input: DC Jack (1.3mm inner pin, outer diam. 3.5mm
  • Length (including terminals) 197 mm
  • Width 172 mm
  • Height (including feet) 46.5 mm
  • (Unpacked / packed): 1.05 kg/ 1.50 kg
Included accessories
  • Power Supply


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Colour Black
Model LX2-LPS
Type Phono Stage
Brand Musical Fidelity
Condition New