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iFi Audio ZEN Air Phono External Turntable Phono Preamplifier

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Model: 0311003 | UPC: 5060738786770


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Product Information

Model: 0311003 | UPC: 5060738786770

There's Something in The Air

Enjoy a purer listening experience with the ZEN Air Phono, iFi’s super affordable phono stage. A phono stage, also called a phono pre-amp, provides the connection between the record cartridge/pickup (stylus) and the amplifier. These days most receivers and amps do not contain a phono stage so a separate unit is needed. It is a necessity for any turntable without a phono stage already built in. It will also upgrade a basic built-in phono stage in a turntable or amplifier system.

What Is a Phono Stage

Turntable cartridges output a very small signal. This signal needs amplifying up to several hundred times the original size before it is loud enough for your amplifier. A phono stage increases the signal level from millivolts to volts.

Purer Still

Listening to music on vinyl is good for the soul. It sounds purer than listening to a track via your phone or computer. Make this experience purer still by reducing hiss, noise and rumble on your records with the ZEN Air Phono.

MC and MM

There are two kinds of turntable cartridge – Moving Magnet and Moving Coil – and the ZEN Air Phono works with both of them. It also has a precise RIAA equalization setting to satisfy the most demanding vinyl lover.

  • The MM setting  is for cartridges with an output voltage of 2mV and higher.
  • The MC setting for outputs less than 2mV.

Engage Warp Drive

As we all know, records can become warped with age. With the ZEN Air Phono any warp on your records will be driven away by our ‘subsonic filter’. Normal subsonic filters remove ‘rumble’ AND bass and cause phase issues. Our unique AI phono sub-sonic filter removes ‘rumble’ only.


  • Power supply requirement: DC 5V/1.0A (centre +ve)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz -20kHz (±0.15dB)
  • Channel Separation: > 75dB (1kHz all modes)
  • Max Output Voltage: RMS6.5V RMS 600?(<1% THD & N)
  • Gain: MM 40dB / MC 64dB
  • Input Impedance: MM 47k / MC 1k
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω
  • SNR:
    • MM (40dB ±1dB): 86dB (A-weighted) re 1V
    • MC (64dB ±1dB): 82dB (A-weighted) re 1V
  • Ein (equivalent input noise): 0.6nV | /Hz (unweighted) 6.5nV | /Hz (unweighted)
    • MC: -151dBV (A-weighted)
    • MM: -130dBV (A-weighted)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion           
    • MC: <-80dB / 0.01% re 1V
    • MM: <-90dB / 0.005% re 1V
  • Power Consumption: <1.8W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
  • Net weight: 0.71 lbs

What's In The Box

  • ZEN Air Phono
  • USB to DC Cable
  • Quick Start card
  • Instruction card
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