Fono

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.
Remarkably low noise floor
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.

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.

Dimensions w×h×d:
410×185×410 mm

Weight: 12 kg

Stereo phono preamplifier

Triode tubes

Unit:
Tube Complement:
2×12AX7LPS; 2×6C45P;
2
×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

 

materials & colours
Fono is offered, as with all other Viva components, in an aluminum chassis painted with the finest automotive lacquers in a virtually unlimited array of colors. We can assist in color selection to match the elements of your interior according to your wishes. There are no limitations with our fully customized products.

Through our local offices and dealers, we offer the option of helping you to set up and connect your Viva Audio equipment in order to assure the absolute best result of our state-of-the-art technology.