The Icon Audio PS3 phonostage has been replaced by the new PS3 MkII, which Icon Audio say is a cost-no-object Icon Audio PS3 MkIIflagship phonostage. 

The PS3 MkII is built onto two chassis, one for the power supply and another for the phonostage itself.The power supply features a very large power transformer, an EZ80 rectifier valve and two large chokes whilst two more valves: an EL84 controlled by an ECC83, regulate the supply to feed the phonostage.

The phonostage chassis features four ECC88 valves arranged in a no-feedback double cascade circuit designed to offer high gain and low noise with high resolution.Two inputs are provided, one for moving magnet (MM) cartridges and one configurable for either moving magnet or moving coil (MC) cartridges.The MC input uses Icon Audio’s own hand-wound moving coil transformers with mu-metal screening. The PS3 MkII’s output is driven by a 6SN7 valve. Wiring is point to point with silver plated copper wire.

The PS3 MkII’s front panel controls include a mono switch to reduce noise levels when listening to mono recordings and a volume control to allow direct connection to a power amplifier.

Every Icon Audio amplifier is finished and tested by the company’s own team of engineers in Leicester, UK.

Price is £1899.95 for  the Moving Magnet version and £2099.95 for the Moving Magnet and Moving Coil version.

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