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York Phono with white brick background on rustic stand

York Mk1 MM/MC 

The York is an exceptional phono stage for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges.


Conspicuously timely whether you're new to vinyl or an avid collector, the York can help bring that collection to life. In a moment when spending time with your music is especially gratifying and practically mandated by the course of world events, the York delivers the experience.

York Phono Stage in Moving Magnet mode with dark background

The York delivers performance in line with elite high end phono preamps without the elite price tag. Convenient gain control and extensive MM/MC cartridge flexibility allow you to switch sources and match loading requirements with ease and simplicity. The York provides a unique level of user control to help you find the sweetest spot for your cartridge, your audio system and, ultimately, your music.


  • Front panel switchable MM/MC gain stage

  • Front panel fine gain trim

  • Loading options to suit broadest range of cartridges

  • Cartridge loading options adjustable on bottom panel

  • All aluminium anodized chassis with lightly brushed finish

  • Low quiescent power consumption 

  • Low noise circuitry and architecture for deepest "quiets"

  • Exceptionally pious adherence to RIAA curve

  • Designed and manufactured in Canada

York Phono Preamp in Moving Magnet mode


The York implements a number of innovations which combine to make it an extraordinary phono stage. Enclosed in an all aluminium chassis, the York is shielded from stray EMI and always cool to the touch. Symmetrical input circuitry virtually eliminates any performance variation between channels. Op amps are selected from among state-of-the-art devices boasting “Ultra” high end performance. Thin film resistors and audio grade film capacitors in the signal path are of 0.1% and 1% tolerance respectively, or better where available, to ensure the tightest RIAA accuracy and lowest possible deviation from the intent of the artist based on the vinyl derived signal. No corners are cut or expense is spared in making the York a world class phono stage.


The sound field it offers is smooth and refined, and build quality is to the highest order. The flexibility available to the user when it comes to signal gain and cartridge loading is as extensive as it gets.
                                                                      DAvid Neice - Wall of Sound easily outclasses any under $500. phono stage that I have ever heard and the premium in sound easily justifies the extra dollars required to move up to the York phono stage. The York scores very high on the Value-for-Money scale and it made me seriously question my investment in a $2500. step-up transformer. I think that says it all.
                                                                      Roger Mccuaig - TNT AUDIO



Nominal Output

Output Impedance

RIAA Accuracy

Quiescent Power Consumption

Dimensions (W x D x H)



75 Ω

± 0.01dB    20 - 20,000 Hz


6.5 x 7.2 x 1.2" (165 x 183 x 30 mm) 

1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)


L & R Input Impedance Options

L & R Input Capacitance Options

Fine Gain Control MM

Fine Gain Control MC


47K, 1K, 470, 100 Ω

0, 100, 150, 220, 250, 320, 370, 470 pF

36 dB to 52 dB

56 dB to 72 dB

York Phono Preamp rear panel view
York Phono

For dual input and balanced output, check out the new Belmont Phono Stage.

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