Fusion F159 Phono Stage

Spin your music with confidence

The Fusion F159 is the one and only phono stage that will correct your sound stage.

Decades of Jim Fosgate’s electronic design experience is expressed in this unique phono preamplifier.  If the F159 were a standalone phono preamplifer, it would do great honor to your vinyl.

Embed the Crosstalk Reduction Circuit (XT-R) which solves cartridge induced crosstalk and axial tilt phasing problems, you have awaken a new level of acoustics.

The Calibration and Activation of the Cross Talk Reduction Circuit defines all frequencies, focuses the image in the soundstage by increasing channel separation, and automatically corrects azimuth which returns off balanced sound-stages to their rightful place.

Construction Details & Features

  • Phono pre-amplifier: with 40/60dB gain stages that will handle MM, MC and Dynamic head cartridges
  • Adjustable Load settings: 47K, 30K, 1K with variable adjustment to 10 ohms
  • Circuit: Hybrid Cascode Circuit 
  • Tube Compliment:  Two 6922s / 6DJ8s
  • Crosstalk Reduction Circuit: calibration can increased channel separation to -49dB
  • Azimuth Correction: can compensate up to 7 degrees of axial tilt and eliminates phasing issues
  • Crosstalk Reduction Activation switch: toggle On/Off
  • R Core Transformer: with noise shield
  • State of the Art Components: Gold plated RCA input and output jacks

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Gain:@ 1KHZ in low gain position 39DB with 47K input
Gain:@ 1KHZ in high gain position 59DB with 47K input
Input Resistance:variable from 10 ohms to 1k ohms, 30K ohms, 47K ohms
Output Impedance:105 ohms
Noise floor:in high gain position approx -70 DB with input load set to 10 ohms, noise floor will be lower with gain set in low position
Frequency response:RIAA EQ is Plus/Minus 1/4 DB from 250 HZ to 20KHZ, + 3DB at 20 HZ (Bass Boost)
Distortion:.05% @ 1 KHZ 1V RMS out
Plate voltages:APPROX 90V on input stage, 70V on second stage
Output Impedance:32 to 300 ohms
Tube Complement:2 pcs. 6922 / 6DJ8
Power Requirements:110V-120 VAC 60Hz or 220-240 VAC 50Hz
Dimensions:17 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 4 inches high
Weight:16 pounds (7.26 Kg) net, approximately 21 pounds (9.53 Kg) packaged
Warranty:2 years limited parts and labor. 1 year on Black Ice Audio tubes.
Fuse:110 - 120 VAC, 1 Amp slo Blo; 200 - 240 VAC, .5 Amp slo Blo, Size 5mm X 20mm
  • Fusion F159 Phono Stage
  • 4 Pre-amp Tubes: 2 pcs 6922 / 2 pcs 6DJ8
  • Bias Tuning Wand
  • Textured Gloves
  • Power Cord
  • Dust Cover Bag
  • Accessory Bag with Manual, Glass cleaning cloth, Warranty Info

Black Ice Audio Fusion F159 Phono Stage