Dino Mk3 Phono Stage
The latest version of the Dino now has an All Aluminium Case
“These days there are several manufacturers offering phono stages but the beauty about the Dino is not only is it an excellent phono stage but it has five different gain settings, making it highly adaptable and virtually future-proof. I’ve had a Dino for just over ten years and can say with confidence it can be used with low output, exotic, £1000 moving coils to cheaper moving magnets, and still deliver an excellent sound. So my advice to anyone in market for a good phono stage is…… get a Dino. It could be the first and last phono stage you’ll ever need.” Ron C. Cambs.
Improved looks – Improved sound
Fully compatible with all Trichord Phono Stage power supplies
Noise levels reduced by 4.5dB
High quality PTFE gold plated phono connectors on rear panel
Re-designed circuit board with improved ground layout
New analogue output stage using Low Noise, precision JFET op amps to greatly improve sound quality
Compatible with MM and MC cartridges
Gain and cartridge loading adjustable by easily accessible DIP switches
The Dino Mk3 is a high performance phono amplifier which at an affordable price gives you tremendous value.
Designed for transparency and realism, this superb sounding amplifier is based on the fore-running Dino Mk1 and Dino Mk2 phono stages which have won many awards and accolades along the way.
Whether you have an ultra-low output Moving Coil cartridge or a high output Moving Magnet the Dino Mk3 will cope easily. A set of user friendly switches on the base of the unit allows you to simply adjust load and gain settings.
These settings are vital to match the amplifier to the cartridge and obtain the best sonic result. If your current phono stage only has a couple of options for this function, eg a MM/MC switch, then you are missing out on the ability to tune your system to it’s optimum.
An entire upgrade path exists for this product which allows you to improve performance each step of the way.
Two main items are required for operation – the Dino Mk3 phono stage itself and an accompanying power supply.
Start with the basic ac Toroidal Power Supply and work your way up in performance by upgrading to the ‘Dino+’ dc power supply, or ultimately to the ‘Never Connected’ dc power supply. An upgrade from the ‘Dino+’ to the ‘Never Connected’ is also possible by returning your unit to us to upgrade the electronics.
To further enhance the sonic performance of these dc power units an upgrade ‘High Performance Power Lead’ is available to replace the supplied dc power lead.
Power Supply options
How to set the DIP switches
High Performance Power Lead