The Masterpiece Series has in fact been on our internal road map for some years, but was not supposed to be introduced until 2011. However as the number of requests from the market increased, we decided to bring development forward and launch this very special series early. We think it is somewhat fitting for a range of products that are ahead of their time! The complexity of all the MP products has put our engineering team to the test, as the technology used in the Signature Series needed to be pushed to the extreme, to satisfy our expectations for the new Masterpiece Series.

 

To reach this level, we had to re-qualify all parts from component level and up. Furthermore, many new custom made parts were developed, pushing our subcontractors technologies to the limit of “possible”. The MP-P201 uses the same discrete gainstage modules developed for the MP-L201, however it has been optimized for a much lower noise level. This is essential in order to keep the very high musical performance with even the lowest output cartridges available on the market today.

 

Gain selection on the MP-P201 mk.II is based on the output voltage from the cartridge. This is the most effective and optimal way of ensuring perfect balance between the cartridge and the phonostage. Setting the correct load has also been made as user friendly as possible. Selecting load values has never been easier, direct selection of values between 10 Ω to 47K Ω without having to change any internal or external modules.

 

The external power supply is shared with the MP-L201 and gives the first extreme level of line regulation. This ensures the lowest possible noise level, even before the supply reaches the actual phonostage circuitry. The updated mainboard in the amplifier integrates the same high quality level of regulation as the PSU and MP-L201 AMP board, and enhances further the “blackness” in the soundstage.

Vitus Masterpiece MP-P201 mk ii Phonostage

  • Technical Specifications

    INPUT                          XLR analog                     RCA analog

                                          1 (L+R)                             (L+R)

    Sensitivity select           125uV - 16mV 

    Impedance                   3Ω - 10Ω

     

    OUTPUT                      XLR analog                    RCA analog      

                                           1                                    1                       

    Impedance                   75 Ω                              75 Ω

    Frequency response     +800KHz                      +800KHz

    Signal to noise ratio      >110dB                          >110dB

    THD + noise                  > 0,01%                         > 0,01%

     

    GAIN SETTINGS AVAILABLE

    Type : Floating gain based on cartridge output

    Gain settings MM : 20, 22 ,25, 27, 29, 32, 35, 39, 42, 44, 47dB

    Gain settings MC : 50, 53, 55, 57, 60, 63, 67, 70, 72, 75dB

     

    LOAD SETTINGS - Ω

    MM

    10/20/30/35/40/50/75/90/100/110/120 150/200/250/300/400/500/750/1K/2K/47K

    MC

    10/20/25/30/35/40/50/75/90/100/110/120 150/200/250/300/400/500/750/1K/2K

    Options : Custom load values available on request.

     

    POWER CONSUMPTION

    Standby                        0,7W (CPU on)

    Idle Mode                     30W   (PSU still on)

    Operation                     88W (Fully operational)

     

    DIMENSIONS               PSU                               AMP

    Height                          135 mm                         135 mm

    Width                           435 mm                         435 mm

    Depth                           430 mm                         430 mm

    Weight                          35 Kg                            21 Kg