Reflex M phono stage

  • Reflex M
  • Reflex M
  • Reflex M
  • Suitable for moving magnet, moving iron and high-output moving coil cartridges
  • Recommended sensitivity range 1.5 to 10mV
  • Fast-Active preamp and equalisation technology
  • Inherent reduced vinyl click and pop characteristic
  • Rock steady sound stage
  • Truly 3D performance
  • Convert to low-output moving coil by adding an Elevator EXP

I had on hand an older Graham Slee phono preamp, the Era Gold Mk.V - when I'd first listened to it, in January 2004, its highly accomplished sound took me by surprise. After re-familiarizing myself with the Era Gold's sound, I listened to the Reflex M and was surprised all over again...It was fast, clean, three-dimensionally solid, way more transparent...and made for mighty inviting listening - even through the Prince of Price No Limit's megabuck system
Michael Fremer, Analogue Corner, Stereophile June 2012

My Reflex M has changed from good when new to outstanding and spectacular in every way after 3 weeks... Another thought, do not upgrade your cartridge without hearing what a Reflex M can do, it will make your existing cartridge sound as good as it possibly can.
- forum member: Button (Rafi Akbar), London

I can say that my Reflex M is probably the best hifi purchase I've made
- forum member: suede (Johan), London

Just out of interest I did try out a couple of valve phono stages a few years ago, one of which was the Icon PS3 & the Reflex M was preferred
- forum member: RichW (Richard Wood), UK

And today My Reflex M finely arrived. Whooo that is good 5 hours we listen to it. Sorry for my bad spelling.
- forum member: Keffe (Leif Ekstroem), Sweden

Reflex M moving magnet phono stage supplied with "green" switched mode power supply


Reflex M moving magnet phono stage supplied with PSU1 uni-polar power supply


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The Reflex M phono stage preamp focuses on the perspective feel of the sound stage - designed to place sounds more accurately front to back as well as laterally between and beyond the speakers - the "musical distance" behind your speakers should indicate a greater perspective than their away-from-wall positioning would suggest.

The Reflex M uses our "fast-active" technology combined with a true symmetrical slew-rate, which unveils more of your music and at the same time, relegates vinyl nasties like clicks and pops, further into the background.

It is strong on tonal correctness and low on tonal distortion, rendering each instrument and voice in its proper register, underpinned with a detailed tuneful bass.

As with all our products, the Reflex M phono stage preamp should be left powered-up for its circuits to fully stabilize, and give the intended performance.

Although we also produce a Reflex for low output moving coil cartridges, you can couple a Reflex M with our Elevator EXP - an electronic step-up "transformer" for moving coils - to not only keep your cartridge options open, but to take your moving coil listening experience to new heights.


Input and output connectorsRCA/phono sockets, hard gold plated
Input sensitivity range1.5mV to 10mV
Output range (for above inputs)168mV to 1120mV
Maximum input46mV rms
Maximum output5.2V rms
Gain41dB (112) at 1kHz
Input impedance47k Ohms plus 100pF
Output impedance (driving impedance)1k Ohm (will drive 10k Ohms and above)
Noise at output-68dB Quasi-peak 20Hz to 20kHz
Distortiontypically 0.01%
RIAA accuracy < 0.3dB
Frequency response20Hz - 100kHz ("flat", corrected to RIAA)
Channel balance0.2dB
Channel separation60dB
Power supplyremotely powered using option of energy saving switched mode or PSU1 linear power supply
Size (approx.)W: 107 x H: 50 x D: 180 (mm) inc. jacks

Specifications subject to alteration without notice in keeping with our continuous improvement policy.

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