V90-LPS from Musical Fidelity
The V90-LPS is a modestly priced, very high performance MM/MC phono stage with superb technical performance.
There are five critical areas where a phono stage must achieve excellence:
1. RIAA correction
2. Correction above 20 kHz
3. Low distortion
4. Low noise
5. Good overload margin
This phono stage has extremely accurate RIAA correction and that extends up to 80 kHz and beyond. 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.
Noise ratio is extremely low and all but inaudible. Overload margin is easily adequate for any current cartridge. All in all, the V90-LPS accomplishes everything necessary for a phono stage.
There are many phono stages that are far more expensive and make extraordinary claims for their performance. In contrast, the modest V90-LPS just gets on with the job of doing everything you could reasonably expect from a phono stage.
If you want top notch performance, and don’t care about the alleged conferred status of buying a high-priced product that offers no better performance than the V90-LPS, then we are of a like mind.
Switchable MM / MC input
Extremely accurate RIAA extending out to at least 60kHz
Very low noise (virtually inaudible)
Very low distortion
Excellent overload margin
Excellent channel separation
Beautiful, considered build quality