High quality vinyl replay at an affordable price
As of July 1st 2014 this product is no longer available. It has been replaced by the new Mk3 Dino
The Dino Mk2 is a high performance phono amplifier which at an affordable price gives you tremendous value.
Designed for transparency and realism, this superb sounding amplifier has been around for several years now and has won many awards and accolades along the way.
Whether you have an ultra-low output Moving Coil cartridge or a high output Moving Magnet the Dino Mk2 will cope easily. A set of user friendly switches on the base of the unit allows you to simply adjust load and gain settings.
These settings are vital to match the amplifier to the cartridge and obtain the best sonic result. If your current phono stage only has a couple of options for this function, eg a MM/MC switch, then you are missing out on the ability to tune your system to it’s optimum.
An entire upgrade path exists for this product which allows you to improve performance each step of the way.
Two main items are required for operation – the Dino Mk2 phono stage itself and an accompanying power supply.
Start with the basic ac Toroidal Power Supply and work your way up in performance by upgrading to the ‘Dino +’ dc power supply, and ultimately to the ‘Never Connected’ dc power supply. An upgrade from the ‘Dino+’ to the ‘Never Connected’ is also possible by returning your unit to us to upgrade the electronics.
To further enhance the sonic performance of these dc power units an upgrade ‘High Performance Power Lead’ is available to replace the supplied dc power lead.
Owners of the original Mk1 Dino can return their unit and have the electronics upgraded to Mk2. This involves a complete change of the main printed circuit board. Is it worth it? Absolutely. One of our dealers likened the upgrade similar to going up to the next level of cartridge.