Thursday, August 26, 2021

iFi iPhono 3


The iFi iPhono 3 phono preamp builds on the strengths of its predecessor, the iPhono 2, and improves in several key aspects. Firstly, the background noise level is further reduced in subjective perception as well as measurements, partly due to the new power supply unit, the iPower X. Consequently, out of a darker background, low-level information in recording becomes more abundant. Secondly, the overall texture is further refined with minimized electronic glare, vocals and string tone can now compete with phono stages at a much higher price point. With careful component matching and proper vibration control, no doubt the iPhono 3 can be part of an affordable, enjoyable, high-resolution system.