Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL
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The MX-VYNL is a fully balanced, very high-performance phono stage, able to operate with virtually any moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. With both traditional RCA inputs and a unique XLR fully balanced connection the MX-VYNL can be connected to two turntables simultaneously.
The MX-VNYL offers a wide range of input impedance settings for moving coil cartridges as well as several capacitance settings for moving magnet units. Unlike many of other units, the MX-VYNL allows easy adjustment of these settings while playing. This allows easy experimentation and tuning to find the optimum setting for all your equipment.
The MX-VYNL also includes a renowned RIAA correction that offers extremely accurate results to beyond 80kHz. That may sound extreme, but there is a good deal of information above 20 kHz that needs correction. If it isn’t corrected, it will show itself as ringing and overshoot.
With both extraordinarily low noise and exceptional overload margin the MX-VYNL can comfortably handle even the most demanding of cartridges and satisfy the most discerning of listeners.
UPGRADE ALERT - You've got to hear the MX-VYNL powered by the Sbooster Audiophile Power Supply. Improved bass slam and definition, more body, ease, and increased air. A huge boost in performance for an already impressive component. Highly recommended.
The Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL uses the 12-13V Sbooster, and can also take the 12 V ULTRA MKII upgrade.
MX-VYNL in brief
- Fully balanced XLR and traditional RCA inputs
- Fully balanced XLR and traditional RCA outputs
- Fully isolated inputs allow for switching between two turntables at once
- Adjustable input impedance on MC whilst it is playing
- Adjustable capacitance on MM whilst it is playing
- Very wide overload margin
- Accurate RIAA to beyond 80kHz
- Incredible noise ratio
- Low impedance output
- State of the art SMD technology
- Beautiful aesthetics and build quality
Output: 4 V RMS single ended from RCA sockets, 8 Volts RMS balanced from XLR sockets
Frequency response: RIAA ±0.1 dB IEC ±0.1 dB
Channel separation: < -86 dB
SNR A-wtd: < -101 dB
THD: < 0.007 %
XLR input: 5 mV / 2.5 mV selectable, 70 mV max (23 dB headroom)
Channel separation: < -83 dB
SNR A-wtd: < -98 dB
THD: < 0.01 %
XLR input: 0.8 mV / 0.4 mV selectable, 12 mV max (24 dB headroom)
Inputs: Balanced Mini-XLR, RCA 1 pair RCA sockets
Outputs: Balanced XLR male sockets EIA Standard RS-297-A, RCA 1 pair RCA sockets
Power Connector: 1.3 mm pin DC power jack
Outboard power supply: 12 V / 500 mA DC
Mains voltages: 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz universal worldwide supply
Consumption: < 8 W
Weight (unpacked / packed): 1.9 kg / 2.4 kg
Dimensions (WDH): 220 mm (8⅔”) x 215 mm (8½”) x 53 mm (2”)