Musical Fidelity

Musical Fidelity V90-LPS Phono

Musical Fidelity V90-LPS is a modestly priced, very high performance MM/MC phono stage with superb technical performance.
In our opinion, there are five critical areas where a phono stage must achieve excellence:
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RIAA correction 
Correction above 20 kHz 
Low distortion 
Low noise 
Good overload margin 
The V90-LPS has extremely accurate RIAA correction and that extends up to 80 kHz and beyond. That may sound extreme, but there is a good deal of information above 20 kHz that needs correction. If it isn’t corrected, it will show itself as ringing and overshoot. 
The V90-LPS’s distortion is very low. Noise ratio is extremely low and all but inaudible. 
Overload margin is easily adequate for any current cartridge. 
All in all, the V90-LPS accomplishes everything necessary for a phono stage. 
There are many phono stages that are far more expensive and make extraordinary claims for their performance. In contrast, the modest V90-LPS just gets on with the job of doing everything you could reasonably expect from a phono stage. 
If you want top notch performance, and don’t care about the alleged conferred status of buying a high-priced product that offers no better performance than the V90-LPS, then we are of a like mind. 
V90-LPS In Brief 
Switchable MM / MC input
Extremely accurate RIAA extending out to at least 60kHz
Very low noise (virtually inaudible)
Very low distortion
Excellent overload margin 
Excellent channel separation
Beautiful, considered build quality