Schiit Audio Mani Phono Stage

Schiit Audio

Schiit PHONO PREAMP FOR MC AND MM CARTRIDGES

  • Prepare to rewrite the value equation in phono preamplifiers. Schiit’s new Mani gives you the flexibility you need for both moving-magnet and moving-coil cartridges, together with exceptionally accurate, low-noise performance—for far less than you’d expect!

    Accepting All Cartridges!

    Many low-cost phono preamps are only good for typical moving-magnet (MM) cartridges. They don’t have the gain needed for moving coil (MC), or the flexibility for high-output MM cartridges like Decca, or high-output MC cartridges that that might end up somewhere in the middle of the gain range. Mani, with 4 switchable gain modes, (30, 42, 47, and 59dB) is ready for any cartridge you can throw at it.

    Accurate, Quiet Passive RIAA Network

    Mani’s RIAA network is implemented fully passively. What that means is there are no poles in the feedback loop, for more consistent sonic performance. Coupled with precision 2% film capacitors, 0.5% thin-film resistors, and super low-noise gain stages, Mani delivers superb accuracy and performance, even well beyond its modest price.

    Made in USA

    By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. That goes for everything we make. No excuses. No “assembled in USA” weasel-wording. The vast majority of the total production cost of our products—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US, from local suppliers only minutes away. Yep, the wall wart is from China, but hey, it’s still a small part of the cost.

  • Gain 1 = L, Gain 2 = L (Decca Mode)

    Gain: 30dB

    THD: <0.005%, A-weighted, at 1V RMS

    SNR: >90dB, A-weighted, inputs shorted

    Crosstalk: -75dB, 20-20kHz

    Sensitivity: 9mV for 300mV output

    Overload Margin: >20dB

     

    Gain 1 = L, Gain 2 = H (Standard MM Mode)

    Gain: 42dB

    THD: <0.008%, A-weighted, at 1V RMS

    SNR: >82dB, A-weighted, inputs shorted

    Crosstalk: -75dB, 20-20kHz

    Sensitivity: 2.3mV for 300mV output

    Overload Margin: >20dB

     

    Gain 1 = H, Gain 2 = L (Low Output MM/High Output MC Mode)

    Gain: 48dB

    THD: <0.01%, A-weighted, at 1V RMS

    SNR: >80dB, A-weighted, inputs shorted

    Crosstalk: -75dB, 20-20kHz

    Sensitivity: 1.3mV for 300mV output

    Overload Margin: >20dB

     

    Gain 1 = H, Gain 2 = H (MC Mode)

    Gain: 59dB

    THD: <0.03%, A-weighted, at 1V RMS

    SNR: >70dB, A-weighted, inputs shorted

    Crosstalk: -75dB, 20-20kHz

    Sensitivity: 0.3mV for 300mV output

    Overload Margin: >20dB

     

    Input Impedance: Selectable 47 ohms (typical for MC cartridges) or 47k ohms (typical for MM cartridges)

    RIAA Accuracy: +/- 0.2dB, 20-20kHz

    Output Impedance: 75 ohms

    Topology: Fully passive RIAA network with ADA4897 and AD8066 gain stages, thin-film resistors, and film capacitors throughout

    Power Supply: “wall wart” style 16VAC transformer, regulated +/- 5V rails

    Power Consumption: 4W

    Size: 5 x 3.5 x 1.25”

    Weight: 1 lb