Audio-Technica Debuts AT-PEQ30 "High-Performance" MM/MC Phono Stage

STOW, OH, October 20, 2020 -- Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-PEQ30 MM/MC phono preamp. The new phono preamp provides either 35dB (MM) or 59dB (MC) fixed gain, and 47kOhm (MM) and 120 ohm (MC) loading.

The design features a machined aluminum front panel, gold plated input and output connectors, FET input stage and 20Hz-20kHz frequency response. Line level output is 250mV for both MM and MC output.

The AT-PEQ30 is currently available and has a suggested retail price of $229.00.

AT-PEQ30 specifications

Ortofan's picture

... for the load capacitance on the MM input?
Likewise for the input overload voltage at either gain setting?
Is there a subsonic/infrasonic filter?

hifitommy's picture

i went to google and here is a full description that will answer most questions about this new product. i would love to try it out as i did the original Bellari. my opinion matched Michael's, and his review appeared after i made my own evaluation at home.

not being as agile as i once was during the fleeting time when i could easily maneuver about the stereo rack plus my available space has diminished with a move to my newer residence of retirement, i won't be doing that evaluation.

suffice it to say that i have honed my system into a pleasant and competent one with the final addition of my Rythmik sealed 12" servo sub.

gorkuz's picture

Is the 250 mV output for real? Standard line level out is typically 2V, 8x what this offers. I don't believe I've seen less than 1V even from some battery powered portable devices trying to save power.

If that rating is correct, this thing will need it's own step-up to match other line level device volume and this does not make any sense. Any normal phono stage will be kicking sand in this thing's face, and won't that be a beach?