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Musical Surroundings




Designed by Michael Yee

Phonomena II+
MM/MC Phono Preamp
Adjustable gain and loading
available in black or silver
$749 retail

The Phonomena II+ is the successor in our affordable phono preamplifier series, celebrating 15-years in the market. The Phonomena II+ features an improved chassis design, based on our more expensive Nova II, and is available in both black and silver finish. Boasting a new circuit board layout, the Phonomena II+ delivers discrete dual-mono signal paths, affording the listener more vibrant and dynamic music reproduction with a “blacker” background. Expertly made, inside and out, the Phonomena II+’s small footprint optimizes signal path integrity, while its black or silver finish options are sure to match the rest of your components. The Phonomena II+ is proudly Made in the USA and provides phenomenal sound and flexibility at an affordable price.


Nova III
MM/MC Phono Preamp
Adjustable gain and loading
$1500 retail

Built in California, the Nova III is the latest version of our larger phono stage with incredible flexibility and performance, delivering the best sound in its price range. Like the Phonomena II+, the Nova III has rear panel switches for easily accessible and highly flexible gain and loading adjustment. The Nova III incorporates a large, regulated internal power supply providing greater dynamics and image dimensionality, replacing the batteries used in previous generations. Further performance enhancements are available by adding the optional Linear Charging Power Supply.

• Super Matched Pair/Low Noise input devices

• Hybrid RIAA Equalization

• Michael Yee proprietary Subsonic filter

• Micro-processor control for Mute and Subsonic

• Multiple gain settings with 65dB maximum

• Extensive loading settings on rear panel

New Internal Power Supply

• Super Low Noise voltage regulation

• Isolated DC to DC converter

• Dual Inductor de-coupling

• 10,000µf of regulation

• Polypropylene bypass capacitors

• Linear Charging Power Supply (optional)

• Black or Silver finish

• Made in California

Highlights of the Nova II:
New casework with silver or black anodized finish
Improved resonance isolation for main board and battery power supply
5dB better signal-to-noise ratio
Super matched transistor pair input for improved linearity and sonic performance
Suggested retail $1,200


Gain Switches: 40, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51.5, 52.7, 53.7, 56, 57.5, 58.4, 59.4, 60 dB

Input Loading Switches: 200pF/300pF, 30, 40, 50, 59, 80, 100, 121, 150, 243, 280, 380, 475, 660, 1k, 2k, 47k, 100k ohms

Dimensions: 9 7/8”w x 9 7/8”d x 2.5”h

Weight: 5 lbs

Warranty: 3 years






From Jim Fosgate

Fozgometer V2
Azimuth Range Meter for phono cartridges
$400 retail

Introducing our Fozgometer V2 azimuth range meter, the unique tool to optimize your phono cartridge azimuth for the best sound from your HiFi system.

The new V2 model features higher sensitivity, greater accuracy, a new Analog meter, and the option to use an outboard power supply, as well as a 9v battery.

Phono cartridge azimuth is a key parameter for getting the best stereo imaging and sound staging. To achieve the best performance, your phono cartridge’s azimuth must be calibrated. Today’s Line Contact and Micro Line styli have a very small groove contact area as compared to elliptical styli, thus requiring finer adjustment. Correct azimuth alignment assures the highest channel separation and best channel balance, providing outstanding sound and imaging from your stereo record collection.

Prior to the Fozgometer, one had to “eyeball” or use an oscilloscope, AC voltmeter, or computer program, methods that can be complex and time-consuming. The original Fozgometer was introduced in 2010 with almost 5,000 sold worldwide. The new V2 continues the tradition of Musical Surroundings providing the best of everything analog since 1991.

Fozgometer V2 improvements

Higher Sensitivity
Greater Accuracy
New Analog Meter
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