Phono Stage

Of all audiophile products, one of the most challenging to build is a phono stage. This device must capture the minute signal from the stylus and amplify it without adding noise, distortion or phase shift. In essence, it should not color the signal in any way. In our opinion, it is not the task of a manufacturer to alter the sound that was recorded, but to pass it along as faithfully as possible. But with ‘microvolt’ signals that are as much as -50dB below typical line level, doing so is fraught with challenges.

Truth is, it takes years of experience with months of trial and effort to bring a quality phono stage to market. At Hafler we pride ourselves with the confidence that each and every Hafler phono stage and step-up transformer is carefully designed and meticulously hand made in North America to deliver spectacular audio without hype or compromise.