Viva Audio Fono Vacuum Tube Phono Preamplifier w/ External Tube PSU

Viva Audio

A stereo phono preamplifier is the heart of a vinyl playback system.

  • The renaissance experienced by vinyl records in recent years has validated the notion that analogue LP may still be the best medium for recorded music. The passion for vinyl never subsided at Viva Audio throughout the years, and our research into analogue playback has culminated in the development of the Fono.

    In 2010, as an acknowledgment of Viva Audio’s artisan work and personalized approach to product development, Fono received The Absolute Sound HP's (Harry Pearson’s) Golden Ear Award — a recognition from one of the world’s most esteemed Hi-Fi magazines.

  • Remarkably low noise floor and lack of distortion are main characteristics of the Fono. It unleashes the richness of sound without losing musical nuances — a characteristic shared with other Viva Audio products.

    Fono is a unique two-chassis design featuring two active stages for low-output MC cartridges and an external power supply unit with 2A3 tubes. 

    The listening experience delivered by the Fono is an excellent example of our general philosophy — the sound is so true it immerses the listeners in the atmosphere of being at a real concert.

  • Amplifier 

    • Dimensions w×h×d: 410×185×410 mm
    • Weight: 12 kg
    • Stereo phono preamplifier
    • Triode tubes

    Unit:

    • Tube Complement:
      2×12AX7LPS; 2×6C45P;
      2×300B or 2A3

    PSU: 

    • Dimensions w×h×d: 410×210×410 mm
    • Weight: 15 kg
    • Tube Complement: 2×2A3
    • MC gain 60dB, with just two high-performance tube active stages for achieving the shortest signal path
      Very low noise
    • Very high dynamic headroom
    • External 2A3 or 300B based power supply
    • Extremely high-quality output transformer built with special materials
    • Real point-to-point circuitry
    • Non-magnetic aluminum chassis