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 iii Phonostage
INPUT XLR analog RCA analog
1 (L+R) (L+R)
Sensitivity select 125uV - 16mV
Impedance 3Ω - 10Ω
OUTPUT XLR analog RCA analog
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
Options : Custom load values available on request.
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