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.
We 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.
- 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!
- The LX LPS distortion is vanishingly low, typically less than 0.007% across the audio band.
- The 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.