PS Audio Stellar Phono Stage Pre-amplifier


PS Audio HiFi components are now available for audition on the Gold Coast, please contact Terry at GC HiFi on 0419448452 to discuss the Stellar Phono-stage.

Stellar Phono-Stage Pre-Amplifer

PS Audio’s first product was a phono preamplifier that took th.e Hi-Fi world by storm in 1975. Its designers, Paul and Stan, laboured for years over every circuit detail with one goal in mind—making musical magic. Stellar Phono shares that same ethos.

Based on a unique all discrete FET topology, Stellar Phono stands out in a crowded field of conventional IC designs. Its sound is rich, warm and enticing as only vinyl through hand-tuned class-A circuitry can be.

Stellar Phono is a triumph of performance and value that you’ll instantly recognise from that first needle drop, as music emerges from a velvet blackness, filling the room as if there were no speakers.


Unit Weight

21.6lbs. (9.8 kg)

Unit Dimensions

17”W x 13”D x 3.25”H

(43cm x 33.02cm x 8.255cm)

Shipping Weight

25.1lbs (11.4 kg)

Shipping Dimensions

22”W x 8”H x 17”D

(55.88cm x 43.18cm x 20.32cm)

Color Options



Voltage Options

(Factory set only)

Japan 100V

North America 120V

Europe/Asia/Australia/New Zealand 230V

Mains Power Input


Idle Power Consumption



100V: T250V-2.0AH (2A Slow Blow)

120V: T250V-1.6AH (1.6A Slow Blow)

230V: T250V-1AH (1A Slow Blow)

Accessories Included

US (NEMA 5-15P) (100V/120V versions)

Schuko (CEE7/7) (230V version)

UK (BS1363) (230V version)

Remote Control

Audio Inputs

RCA (Unbalanced) MM,MC

Audio Outputs

RCA (Unbalanced) 1 Stereo Pair

XLR (Balanced) 1 Stereo Pair

DC Trigger

3.5mm 12VDC (2)


All measurements are with both channels operating,

gain set to low, and balanced outputs.

Input frequency is 1kHz.


MM: 44dB, 50dB, 56dB

MC: 60dB, 66dB, 72dB

Input Loading

MM: 47KΩ (100pF)

MC: 60Ω, 100Ω, 200Ω, 47KΩ, Custom 1-1KΩ

Output Impedance

Unbalanced <200Ω

Balanced <200Ω per leg

Frequency Response

20Hz – 20KHz +/- 0.25dB


0.5V out @ 1kHz: <0.01%

Maximum Output

@1%THD: 24VRMS

Overload Margin

@1kHz: >22dB

S/N Ratio

MM: >82dB A-Weighted

MC: >74dB A-Weighted

Interchannel Crosstalk


Power Consumption