Gram Amp 3 Fanfare

Gram Amp 3 Fanfare – MC Phono Preamp

Gram Amp 3 Fanfare MC Phono Preamp

A Great Place To Start With Moving Coil

This phono preamp will give you a superb musical performance from low-output moving coil few others at the price are able to match.

The ‘Fanfare’ is from our budget ‘Gram Amp’ range which offers fabulous performance with excellent value for money.

The Gram Amp 3 Fanfare is for low output moving coil cartridges, and is best used into a preamp, integrated amp or receiver’s line/aux input.

It is supplied with a basic (“green energy”) power supply which self adjusts to your voltage, and with power-pins fitted to suit your power outlet — and you can upgrade by swapping over to PSU1 power when you’re ready.

Basic power supply

Basic power supply

PSU1 power supply

PSU1 power supply – the upgrade

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Specification Reviews

Improved Performance

Redesigned in 2015, the Gram Amp 3 Fanfare has even better dynamics and speed which means it captures much more of the excitement and subtleties in your music.

It will be like discovering your record collection all over again.

Its redesign also makes it a moving coil phono preamp for the cell-phone age.

The Cell-Phone Age

You often find you need your cell-phone by your side even when relaxing to music.

There are even Apps right now to check your turntable’s RPM where you place your cell-phone right there on the platter.

The powerful energy cell-phones emit and the sheer gain low-output moving coil needs present a big problem for MC phono preamp technology.

For great music you need a phono preamp with excellent transparency, but that can leave it open to interference – lots of it!

We needed to keep all the great circuit techniques which made the original sound so good whilst making it completely different from an immunity perspective.

An impossible task? To some perhaps, but for years we’ve been developing high-speed audio technology which just happens to be more immune to interference.

However, it can be really expensive and push up the price – something we couldn’t allow in the value-for-money Gram Amp range.

It was just a matter of sticking it out until the right combination could be found.

And now it has. The redesigned Gram Amp 3 Fanfare phono preamp maintains its excellent transparency, but is much more immune to cell-phone interference.


Item Measurement
Input sensitivity range 0.3mV to 0.8mV
Output for input sensitivity range 340mV – 900mV
Maximum input level 4mV (ref 1 kHz)
Gain (ref 1kHz) 61dB
Input impedance resistive 1k Ω
Output noise (CCIR Q-Pk 22Hz-22 kHz) -64dBu
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) -125dBu
Reproduction characteristic RIAA within 0.5dB total deviation 20Hz-20kHz
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.01% (typical, ref. 1 kHz)
Channel balance 0.1dB
Channel separation 64dB
Size (approx.) 107 x 117 x 50mm

Specifications subject to alteration without notice in keeping with our continuous improvement policy.