Audio Note M9 Phono Preamplifier photos

We opened up the Audio Note U.K. M9 Phono preamplifier – to reseat tubes and just to take a big peek inside [taking the cover off of new equipment is not as common in the U.S. as it is elsewhere in the world].

This is a two-box preamp, one power supply box and one linestage box.

Note how packed with components these two boxes are.

We have a ton of photos, but these are of the linestage.

Check out the wood-like composite non-resonant PC boards that the components are mounted on. Checkout the heavy silver wiring.

This is the volume control.

Yes, we like the way it sounds too. 🙂

Needs lots more breaking in… but it is very intensely musical [whatever THAT means :-)]