The new LX2-HPA headphone amplifier reportedly offers a high current delivery while the LX2-LPS phono amplifier offers both MM and MC plus adjustable impedance
Two new products from Musical Fidelity is the LX2 range includes headphone and phono amplifiers. Apart from the specs, there’s not a great deal of information. What I can tell you, though, is:
The HPA headphone amplifier offers distortion at, “…less than 0.0035%, wide band…” said the company while bandwidth extends, “…to about 80kHz,” with a noise ratio of, “…better than 112dB…”
Priced at £299, the chassis offers a volume knob, gain switch, a pair of RCA inputs and outputs plus two headphone outs, at 3.5mm and 6.3mm. A good thing, in may book as it means there’s no demand for sonic crushing plug adaptors. Spanning 197 x 172 46.5mm, it weighs in a 1.05kg.
The LPS phono amplifier handles both MM and MC formats but provides connections for both which means that, in theory, two turntables can connect to it simultaneously. The company declared that, “The noise ratio on both MM (better than 82dB) and MC (better than 72dB)…” combines with distortion at, “…less than 0.007% across the audio band.” MC covers 100 Ohms with an input sensitivity of 300μV.
The dimensions and weight are the same as above.
To learn more, click www.musicalfidelity.com
Dave hattey19th January 2018 at 4:58 pm
I’ll give that M.F. a pair of ears for an audition.
Paul Rigby19th January 2018 at 5:16 pm
I’ve offered too – with this space 🙂
Jake25th September 2018 at 1:37 pm
Hello Paul, I am looking to buy the LX2-HPA to power some B&W P9s but looking at the spec there is a difference between the THD and S/N ratio figures on the product overview and spec sheets. The overview says THD is 0.0035% and S/N is >112db whereas the spec table says THD is 0.01% and S/N ratio is >80db. Any idea why this might be? Has MF changed the product spec. since it was sold to Pro-Ject and not changed the sales literature?