Winner of The 2012 Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Award!
The Phonomena II is a phono stage with incredible flexibility and performance. The new Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Stage from Michael Yee is a replacement for the award winning Phonomena. The Phonomena II is based on the existing Nova Phonomena but without the battery pack. The Phonomena II was introduced at the 2008 CES Show together with a Benz Micro SLR cartridge and the sound was magic!
Built in California, the Phonomena II is a phono stage with incredible flexibility and performance. Based on the discrete, circuit developed by designer Michael Yee for the Nova, the Phonomena II has rear panel accessible switches for gain and loading.
The Phonomena II is a complete phonograph preamplifier with RIAA equalization that amplifies the output signal of a phonograph cartridge, either moving-coil or moving-magnet, up to a nominal "line level". The Phonomena II may be used with a receiver or an integrated amplifier. If you use separate components, a line level control unit (preamplifier) is required before the power amp, since there is no independent volume control for the Phonomena II unit. The Phonomena II's power supply connects to the wall with the supplied wall-mount transformer.