Musical Fidelity V90-LPS | Phono Stage Black



The V90-LPS is a modestly priced, very high performance MM/MC phono stage with superb technical performance.

In our opinion, there are five critical areas where a phono stage must achieve excellence:

  1. RIAA correction
  2. Correction above 20 kHz
  3. Low distortion
  4. Low noise
  5. Good overload margin

The V90-LPS has extremely accurate RIAA correction and that extends up to 80 kHz and beyond. 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.

The V90-LPS’s distortion is very low. Noise ratio is extremely low and all but inaudible.

Overload margin is easily adequate for any current cartridge.

All in all, the V90-LPS accomplishes everything necessary for a phono stage.

There are many phono stages that are far more expensive and make extraordinary claims for their performance. In contrast, the modest V90-LPS just gets on with the job of doing everything you could reasonably expect from a phono stage.

If you want top notch performance, and don’t care about the alleged conferred status of buying a high-priced product that offers no better performance than the V90-LPS, then we are of a like mind.

V90-LPS In Brief

  • Switchable MM / MC input
  • Extremely accurate RIAA extending out to at least 60kHz
  • Very low noise (virtually inaudible)
  • Very low distortion
  • Excellent overload margin
  • Excellent channel separation
  • Beautiful, considered build quality
  • V90-LPS – Specifications


    • Input impedance: 47kOhm (MM), 100Ohm (MC)
    • Input capacitance: 100pf (MM)
    • Input sensitivity: 3.0mV (MM), 400μV (MC) – for 300mV out
    • Total harmonic distortion: 0.01% (MM/MC) – @ 1kHz, 300mV out
    • Frequency Response: +0, –0.1dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
    • Signal / Noise ratio (A weighted): >80dB (MM), >70dB (MC)
    • Input overload margin: 15dB (MM), 22dB (MC)
    • RIAA response: +/- 0.25dB


    • MM: 1 pair RCA sockets
    • MC: 1 pair RCA sockets


    • 1 pair RCA sockets


    • Dimensions – WxHxD (mm): 170 x 47 x 102
    • Weight (unpacked / packed): 600g / 1.1 kg
    • Supplied Accessories
    • 1x 12v 500mA DC power supply


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