Can I connect a moving coil cartridge to the PH50?
No. The PH50 is designed for moving magnet (dynamic) cartridges. For moving coil designs, the Hafler PH60 is the proper choice.
What is the advantage of the PH50 over a built-in phono stage?
Unlike most built-in phono stages that are ‘side attraction to the main show’, the PH50 was conceived from the ground up to deliver great sound with low noise for a more exciting and natural experience.
Can I bypass the RIAA equalization curve inside the PH50?
No. It is built into PH50 and is part of the circuit board.
Should I be concerned with the length of the cables I use?
High impedance cables are generally more prone to picking up noise from radio frequencies and magnetic fields. Thus keeping the cables shorter is beneficial. As a rule, try to keep the output cables from the PH50 under 2 meters (6‘) in length.
Why does the Hafler PH50 employ an external power supply?
The low output from a turntable requires a lot of gain to bring it up to a suitable level. This also makes the circuit much more prone to noise. The transformer in a power supply generates hum which if not kept in check can generate noise. By moving the power supply outside the casing significantly reduces noise.
Can I connect the PH50 to my iphone to transfer my albums?
Yes, as long as you have a stereo input on your phone or portable music player. Most audio dealers can supply you with a dual RCA to mini 3.5 TRS connector which would be used to send the signal from the PH50 to your portable device.
Does the impedance on my dynamic cartridge matter?
No. Standards have been established for years with dynamic cartridges so that they all work within a prescribed range. You simply plug in and you are set to go.