Rega Fono MM MK2
Best phono stage, Awards 2013. A great all-rounder that will deliver sonic excitement to any budget set-upWrite your own review
- Big and powerful
- Tight, punchy bass
- Great dynamics
- Moving-magnet only if that’s an issue
- Absolute detail can be bettered elsewhere
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A new-look box is designed to fit with Rega’s other accessories, with a lone power button on the front and a single set of inputs and outputs on the back. But what else do you need?
Get connected and you can sit back and enjoy a big, powerful, punchy sound. A wide-open soundstage gets the best from sparse, voice-driven recordings, while that bottom end power, coupled with great dynamics, ensure dance tracks have presence and rhythm.
Treble notes are crisp but never bright, while the generous serving of bass is always controlled.
Rega Fono MM MK2: verdict
The Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator might deliver a little more intricate detail, but the weight and scale here comfortably justifies the extra outlay.