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Rothwell Audio Rialto MM/MC Phono Stage

  code:ROTHRIALTO
£369.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The Rialto is a phonostage pre-amp compatible with both moving magnet and low output moving coil cartridges. Discrete transistor circuitry is used throughout for maximum fidelity and lowest noise, and audiophile polypropylene capacitors are used for both the RIAA equalisation and signal coupling.

The goal when designing the Rialto was to achieve high-end performance without the high-end price tag. To this end, every effort was put into maximising sound quality and everything that has no bearing on sound quality was sacrificed. For example, the ability to switch between MM and MC modes of operation via an external switch might be convenient, but internal switches allow the signal path to be kept as short and direct as possible, so internal switches are what were chosen.
 
There's even a separate switch for each channel to keep the left and right signals separate and signal paths short. The gain and input impedance for MM and MC operation could have been made adjustable, but that would have been an unnecessary expense for virtually no benefit in terms of sound quality, so fixed values for gain and input impedance were chosen (42dB and 47k for MM, and 62dB and 100 ohms for MC). The budget saved on unnecessary adjustability is better spent on power supply filtering - seven stages in total are used in the Rialto to maximise channel separation and inter-stage separation. Even the power on/off switch was deemed unnecessary since the total power consumption is so low (less than most domestic equipment in standby mode).
 
The result is truly audiophile sound quality at a very affordable price.
 
Technical Specifications:
  • Gain: MM - 42dB / MC - 62dB
  • Input Impedance: MM - 47k + 150pF / MC - 100R
  • Output Impedance: 75R
  • Sensitivity for 500mV: O/P - 4mV @ 1kHz / MM - 0.4mV @ 1kHz / MC - 20dB
  • Headroom: >87dB (MM), 69dB (MC)
  • Signal/Noise: 24 voltds DC, centre +ve
  • Power Supply: 100V - 250V AC
  • Mains Voltage: <1W
  • Dimensions: 60 x 155 x 92mm
  • Weight: 570g (exc. PSU)
  • Packed Weight: 770g (inc. PSU)

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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