Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL Phono Stage
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Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL Phono Stage

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Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL Phono Stage

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The MX-VYNL is a fully balanced, very high performance phono stage, able to operate with virtually any moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. With both traditional RCA inputs and our unique XLR fully balanced connection the MX-VYNL can be connected to 2 turntables simultaneously.

The MX-VNYL offers a wide range of input impedance settings for moving coil cartridges as well as several capacitance settings for moving magnet units. Unlike many of our competitors units the MX-VYNL allows easy adjustment of these settings while playing. This allows easy experimentation and tuning to find the optimum setting for all your equipment.

The MX-VYNL also includes our renowned RIAA correction that offers extremely accurate results to beyond 80kHz. That may sound extreme, but there is a good deal of information above 20 kHz that needs correction. If it isn’t corrected, it will show itself as ringing and overshoot.

With both extraordinarily low noise and exceptional overload margin the MX-VYNL can comfortably handle even the most demanding of cartridges and satisfy the most discerning of listeners.


  • Fully balanced XLR and traditional RCA inputs
  • Fully balanced XLR and traditional RCA outputs
  • Fully isolated inputs allow for switching between two turntables at once
  • Adjustable input impedance on MC whilst it is playing
  • Adjustable capacitance on MM whilst it is playing
  • Very wide overload margin
  • Accurate RIAA to beyond 80kHz
  • Incredible noise ratio
  • Low impedance output
  • State of the art SMD technology
  • Beautiful aesthetics and build quality


  • 4 Volts RMS single ended from RCA sockets
  • 8 Volts RMS balanced from XLR sockets


  • Frequency response: RIAA ±0.1dB IEC ±0.1dB


  • Channel separation: < -86dB
  • SNR A-wtd: < -101dB
  • THD: < 0.007%
  • XLR input: 5mV / 2.5mV selectable
  • 70mV max (23dB headroom)


  • Channel separation: < -83dB
  • SNR A-wtd: < -98dB
  • THD: < 0.01%
  • XLR input: 0.8mV / 0.4mV selectable, 12mV max (24dB headroom)


  • Balanced Mini-XLR
  • RCA 1 pair RCA sockets


  • Balanced XLR male sockets EIA Standard RS-297-A
  • RCA 1 pair RCA sockets


  • Connector: 1.3mm pin DC power jack
  • Outboard power supply: 12V/500mA DC
  • Mains voltages 100-240VAC 50-60Hz universal worldwide supply
  • Consumption < 8 watts


  • Weight (unpacked / packed): 1.9Kg / 2.4 Kg


  • Width 220 mm (8⅔”)
  • Height (including feet) 53 mm (2”)
  • Depth (front to back) 215 mm (8½”)

Included accessories

  • Mains adaptor
  • Manual
Average Rating (12 Reviews):  
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Best phono stage at this price point!
27 January 2022  | 

Just a fabulous product for the momey, great output and warm sounding ..

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Subtle, sweet and engaging
17 August 2020  | 

Received an ex-dem example, in excellent technical and cosmetic order, with the usual superb service! It was immediately obvious that this phono stage offers a clear and subtle, yet punchy, sound with my Ortofon Quintet Black S. All the adjustments are on the front panel, of course, and they incorporate sensible muting when changing a setting, avoiding thumps and bumps. In all, everything I wanted from a phono stage in my current system.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

High Ended Device
26 June 2020  | 

I received the device ok. This phono stage is state of the art.

For about 10 days i play some audiophile lps and i impressed from sound quality. It is real high end. device, especialy human voices are like real. Also the rotary switch is very usefull as we can change the load capacity or load resistance when it plays music. The construction quality is very high.

I highly recommend it.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Good communication
03 December 2019  | 

Good seller,fast delivery+++++

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0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Musical Fidelity MX-VYNL
23 July 2019  | 

I read with interest the reviews regarding this excellent phone stage and agree it performs superbly regardless of cost. I have used one for about a year or so now however, I have got shot of the wall wart power supply as it was strangling the performance of this great phono stage.I am now using a Mascot Type 2083 12vdc 1.2amp regulated linear power supply available from RS Components, stock number RS400-7005. This makes a huge improvement, more detail and punch, tighter lower bass and a sweeter mid range and all for less than £40. The MX-VYNL 12v plug will have to be swapped over from the wall wart but this is not difficult. I keep the Mascot power supply well away from the MX-VYNL as it has a stonking powerful transformer that can induce hum if to close, 3-4 feet away is a good start, it also gets quite warm which is normal. I am not suggesting you use this power supply but it works great for me. Also to allow balanced operation, Canare supply a balanced tonearm cable with the correct Neutrik Rean 5 pin mini XLR plug to fit the MX-VYNL for around £65.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

mx vinyl
18 July 2019  | 

Exceptional great value and punches well above its price for a Sub £1000 box of many tricks and delivers well in features and extras

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2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

The best phono stage under £1000 I've heard
27 February 2019  | 

There are so many positive reviews about MX-VYNL. I compared it directly to Avid Pellar and Rega Aria and MX-VYNL is definitely a better sounding amp. Where Pellar is hard in the upper midrange MX-VYNL is beautifully open and natural sounding without loosing attack and dynamics. A winner.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Musical Flexibility!
29 October 2018  | 

Upgrading from the respectable, budget Rega Fono Mini A2D stage and the thing i notice the most is the silence around instruments and background. Not to say that the mini Rega was noisy, but it is just that the Mx-Vynl is particularly quiet and this reveals instrumental details and musical nuances previously unheard. The extra detail simply makes it a real pleasure to listen to - some reviews say it sounds warm but i personally think it is more neutral - it seems to disappear so that you feel that you are listening directly to the record. It positions instruments true to the recorded soundstage, so the atmosphere of a Jazz Club or Stadium is faithfully brought to life true to the recording - this is wonderfully rewarding to listen to and delivered in an impressively uncluttered, honest way.
The other reason i bought this is the flexibility in setup options: i have a digital input only Preamp and so the MX-VYNL is connected to the preamp via an Analogue-to-Digital converter (the highly recommended Tascam UH-7000). When initially using conventional RCA interconnects between the MX-VYNL and Tascam, the sound was good, but it improved further when connected with Balanced interconnects (Van Damme Starquad), even though the input to the MX-VYNL from the turntable is conventional unbalanced RCA. The sound just seemed to tidy up even more when using the Balanced outputs on the MX-VYNL - more silent background and cleaner rendition of instruments such as piano and percussion.
In addition, i am running a vintage Shure V15 MM cartridge on an SME arm, and the range of impedance options on the MX-VYNL enabled me to select the high 400pF spec for the Shure without modification, so that makes me very happy.
I also ordered the 12V iFi power supply at the same time, recommended by another reviewer, which i plugged in without comparing to the stock power supply, so cannot comment if this helps in anyway, but it seems like a good option based on the reviews and it works perfectly.
So in summary, i'm really happy - I cannot stop working through my record collection, constantly loving the way it is being revealed and re-presented - it's musical and honest and really quite addictive! This MX-VYNL is proving to be a really well engineered and excellent value piece of kit - highly recommended.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Brilliant performer
12 October 2018  | 

Couldn’t ask for better value than this pre amp. Great dynamics, clarity and control. Easy to use with handy features. Well worth the money.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Value Done Properly
22 March 2018  | 

An excellent phono stage, with balanced operation should you wish. Almost unheard of at this price. Clean, sweet and transparent, and even instruments deep into the mix have body to them. Everything is there.
Build is also generally very good, apart from the se/balanced switch hidden at the back which looks like it came off a cheap transistor radio. That's a nit-pick.
Warmly recommended.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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