Vitus Audio MP-P201 mk.II Phono Stage

Enameling is one of the most high-risk of the rare handcrafts. The precarious fusing of powdered glass at ultra-high temperatures can produce heartbreaking disasters but, when successful, the result is luminous beauty, from designs in radiant, jewel-bright colors that will never dull, to lustrous, gently traditional looks. Over time, this delicate skill has become an endangered one. It has been preserved and nurtured and is used to create breathtakingly lovely pieces. The technique involves grinding colored glass or enamel pigments to a talc-like powder, mixing it with water or oil and painting the resulting paste meticulously (sometimes using a brush as fine as a single hair) onto a prepared metal surface. Once dry, the paste is fired in a kiln at temperatures of around 850°C, so that the powdered glass or pigment melts to form a new, impregnable surface and fuses to the metal base. The MP-P201 Phono Stage is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

 

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Enameling is one of the most high-risk of the rare handcrafts. The precarious fusing of powdered glass at ultra-high temperatures can produce heartbreaking disasters but, when successful, the result is luminous beauty, from designs in radiant, jewel-bright colors that will never dull, to lustrous, gently traditional looks. Over time, this delicate skill has become an endangered one. It has been preserved and nurtured and is used to create breathtakingly lovely pieces. The technique involves grinding colored glass or enamel pigments to a talc-like powder, mixing it with water or oil and painting the resulting paste meticulously (sometimes using a brush as fine as a single hair) onto a prepared metal surface. Once dry, the paste is fired in a kiln at temperatures of around 850°C, so that the powdered glass or pigment melts to form a new, impregnable surface and fuses to the metal base. The MP-P201 Phono Stage is like a perfectly shaped chronograph: a precise, accurate and high-performance instrument.

Why lose one more second denying yourself the pleasure of the Vitus Audio Masterpieces?

Technology needed to be pushed to a supreme level, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series. The MP-P201 Phono Stage uses the same discrete gain stage modules developed for the MP-L201 Line Stage, however they have been optimized for a much lover noise level. This is essential in order to maintain the level of musical performance with even the lowest output cartridges available today. Gain selection on the MP-P201 Phono Stage is based on the output voltage from the cartridge. This is the most effective and optimal way of ensuring perfect balance between the cartridge and the phono stage. Setting the correct can be done in a user friendly way. The four load boards in the MP-P201 Phono Stage provide a total of 16 different load values. The external power supply is shared with the MP-L201 Line Stage. It offers a supreme level of line regulation to ensure the lowest possible noise level, even before the supply reaches the actual phono stage circuitry.

Majestic, marvelous, masterful. Three words that best describe the essence of the MPP201 Phono Stage.

 

The MP-P201 mk.II is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word. The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal roadmap for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of
their time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series. To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Furthermore, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technologies to the limit of “possible”. The MP-P201 uses the same discrete gainstage modules developed for the MP-L201, however it has been optimized for a much lower
noise level. This is essential in order to keep the very high musical performance with even the lowest output cartridges available on the market today.
Gain selection on the MP-P201 mk.II is based on the output voltage from the cartridge. This is the most effective and optimal way of ensuring perfect balance between the cartridge and the phonostage. Setting the correct load has also been made as user friendly as possible. Selecting load
values has never been easier, direct selection of values between 10 Ω to 47K Ω without having to change any internalor external modules.
The external power supply is shared with the MP-L201 and gives the first extreme level of line regulation. This ensures the lowest possible noise level, even before the supply reaches the actual phonostage circuitry. The updated mainboard in the amplifier integrates the same high quality
level of regulation as the PSU and MP-L201 AMP board, and enhances further the “blackness” in the soundstage.

 

Specifications :

Product Type : Twin chassis True balanced Phonostage
Inputs : 1 x XLR analog / 1 x RCA analog
Input Sensitivity : 125μV – 16mV
Input Impedance : 3 Ω – 10 Ω
Outputs : 1 x XLR analog / 1 x RCA analog
Remote Control : Sold separately

Dimensions PSU : 130 (H) x 435 (W) x 430 (D) mm

5″ (H) x 17″ (W) x 17″ (D) inch
Dimensions AMP : 130 (H) x 435 (W) x 430 (D) mm

5″ (H) x 17″ (W) x 17″ (D) inch

Weight PSU : 35 Kg

77 Lbs

Weight AMP : 21 Kg

46 Lbs

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