Audia Flight Phono preamplifier Specifications

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Description: Two-box phono preamplifier with MM and MC inputs, +10dB switch, adjustable loading and IEC-based subsonic filter. Voltage gain: 40dB (MM); 64dB (MC).
Price: $6100.
Manufacturer: Audia snc, Via delle Azalee 13/E, 00053 Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy. Tel: (39) 0766-24387. Fax: (39) 0766-392014. Web: US distributor: Musical Sounds, LLC, 6 Mayflower Court, Milford, CT 06460. Tel: (203) 877-7776. Fax: (203) 783-0500. Web:

Audia snc
US distributor: Musical Sounds, LLC
6 Mayflower Court
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 877-7776

dinster's picture

I was just wondering if there was a logic to the loading options provided on this phono preamp? The options are 7,9,10, 23, 30, 90, 100, and 980 Ohm. Does anyone hear the difference between 9 and 10 Ohms? It seems like the relevant options should all be in the 100 to 1000 Ohm range, not sub 100. I noticed a huge difference when I put a 400 Ohm resistor in, preferred over the 100 or 980 settings, by a long way.

I just thought there must be a logic to the values chosen by the manufacturer, and I might be missing something?? To my mind this is the only flaw in this preamp.