Audiant VP3 Phono Stage

The Audiant VP3 is a highly flexible customisable vinyl preamplifier capable of connecting both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges to your audio system, providing low distortion, high dynamic range and a sound which is open, detailed and transparent.

The VP3 includes separate low noise input stages for Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges with dip switches for both resistive and capacitive loading on each input allowing for a clean, direct customisable signal path from the cartridge output.

The separate direct connections and switches ensure minimal noise and maximum channel separation, with the added ability of connecting two cartridges simultaneously and conveniently selecting between the two from the front panel.

Four different gain settings, the ability to switch between the normal RIAA and IEC RIAA equalisation curves and the selectable Mono input ensure the highly flexible VP3 is compatible with any cartridge and audio system through the high rated balanced (XLR) and unbalanced output connections.

The highest quality internal power supply features a custom designed, fully shielded toroidal transformer with shunt voltage regulation and filtering ensuring a low noise supply providing high levels of transparency, detail and dynamics.

The internal layout ensures that the power supply is separated from the preamplifier stage to reduce noise while the mirrored layout of the preamplifier design about the output ensures maximum channel separation.

Whether as part of a complete Audiant system or as the vinyl preamplifier in your existing system, the VP3 will reconnect you with your MUSIC.

Slim and Stylish

The Audiant VP3 features an extruded full width monocoque aluminium cover / front panel assembly. The chassis is then carefully sandblasted and clear anodised. The front panel consists of a beautiful black perspex touch panel for minimalist selection of all functions. The VP3 is slim and stylish and will perfectly compliment any listening environment.

Highly Flexible

The Audiant VP3 will fully cater for all high / low output moving coil and moving magnet.

Fully Customisable

The 36 rear mounted user accessible dip switches provide maximum flexibility and versatility. In years to come you may wish change your cartridge according to your tastes, however there is no need to change your VP3 as it can easily be adjusted to suit. In the ra re event that you can't find the correct dip switch settings, the VP3 can also be internally customised to suit your exact requirements.

Two Turntables

Two turntables can be independently set up and simultaneously run The VP3 can simultaneously cater for two turntables. One turntable input can be set to use moving magnet or high output moving coil cartridge and the other turntable input can be set up for a low output moving coil. Possible options are:

  • 1 x Moving magnet turntable and 1 x low output moving coil turn table
  • 1 x High output moving coil turntable and low output moving coil turntable

Touch Panel Selectable

The Audiant VP3 features capacitive touch panel selection of all front panel icons. The user can turn the unit on or off and select between moving magnet, moving coil and mono inputs.

Normal RIAA or IEC RIAA Equalisation Profiles

Using the rear mounted dip switches the user can select between normal RIAA and IEC RIAA equalisation profiles.

Highly Accurate and Low Distortion

Featuring a diminutive total harmonic distortion figure of only 0.002% at 1KHZ @ rated output, the VP3 is highly accurate and will faithfully reproduce your favorite recordings to be as perfect a recreation of the original as possible.

High Dynamic Range

The VP3 features an exceptional dynamic range.

Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs

The VP3 features balanced and unbalanced outputs. By employing entirely separate buffer stages, it is perfectly acceptable to use both outputs simultaneously without interference or degradation in signal performance.

Highest Quality Internal Power Supply

Featuring a fully shielded toroidal transformer with shunt voltage regulation and filtering, results in an ultra low noise power supply providing high levels of transparency, detail and dynamics.

Fully Mirrored Internal Layout

The internal layout has been laid out in full mirror fashion to ensure maximum channel separation.

Trigger Input

The VP3 can be remotely turned on and off as part of your system using the rear mounted trigger input.

Mono

The VP3 also caters for mono recordings

Inputs

 
Audio Inputs: 2 Unbalanced (RCA) (selectable)
Input Sensitivity:
  'MM' input
  'MC' input

3.0mV to 11.9mV (selectable)
0.3mV to 1.2mV (selectable)
Gain:
  'MM' input
  'MC' input

36dB to 48dB (selectable)
56dB to 68dB (selectable)
Input Impedance:
  'MM' input
  'MC' input

1kΩ to 47kΩ (selectable)
10Ω to 47kΩ (selectable)
Input Capacitance:
  'MM' input
  'MC' input
22pF to 470pF (selectable)
47pF (selectable)
Input Overload Margin: 22dB
Trigger Input:
  OFF voltage
  ON voltage
1 mono 3.5mm (⅛") jack
0VDC
3-12VDC

Outputs

 
Audio Outputs: 1 Unbalanced (RCA)
1 Balanced (XLR)
Output Impedance:
  Balanced
  Unbalanced

30Ω
100Ω
Rated Output: 0.75Vrms
Maximum Output: 10.3Vrms (14.5Vp-p)

Preamplifier

 
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N):
  Typically
  20Hz to 20kHz

0.002%, 1kHz @ rated output
<0.05% @ rated output
RIAA Accuracy: ±0.5dB, 50Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (un-weighted): 87dB

General

 
Mains Fuse Rating: 0.5A (slow blow)
Dimensions:
  Width
  Depth
  Height

431mm (17.0")
277mm 10.9")
67mm (2.6")
Weight: 7.5kg (16.5lb)

Reviews for the Audiant VP3

Review-Audiant VP3 Lithuania 2016

2016 PDF 1566 KB

"Tempo, rhythm and precise correctness were well matched and it portrayed an attractive musicality over the entire system."

Review - Perreaux Audiant VP3 Phono Preamplifier - hifipig.com

2015 PDF 593 KB

What was so impressive was the depth of sound stage and sheer realism of the instruments and artists playing. A lot is talked about pace, rhythm and timing, my friend calls it the boogie factor, I say musicality. The VP3 had it in bucket loads and we both said it was the best phono stage we have ever heard.