Perreaux VP3 MM & MC Phono Stage Pre Amp - Pre-amps

Perreaux VP3 MM & MC Phono Stage Pre Amp
  • Perreaux VP3 MM & MC Phono Stage Pre Amp
Perreaux VP3 MM & MC Phono Stage Pre Amp
NZ$ 4,794.99 including GST
NZ$ 4,169.56 excluding GST
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Customisable phono preamplifier effortlessly connects phono to audio systems

The PERREAUX VP3 Phono Preamplifier breathes life into vinyl. This high power, low-noise, audiophile-class Preamplifier effortlessly provides, distortion-free, high-gain signal from your Phono cartridge to your audio amplifier. The VP3 is fully user-customisable and suitable for both Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) Phono cartridges - with rear panel mounted user configurable dip switches for both resistive and capacitive loading; ensuring a clean, pure signal path from your turntable to audio amplifier. Up to two turntables can be connected to the VP3 at once and switched between. Mono sources are also accommodated. Power and function selection is accessible via front panel touch control or remotely via trigger input. Available in Anodised Silver / Black or custom hand-painted finishes with optional Rack Mounting Kit.

The award winning, PERREAUX VP3 provides the next level in open, low-distortion, high-dynamic turntable Pre-amplification.

If vinyl is your passion, you'll love your new PERREAUX VP3. Built by vinyl lovers - for vinyl lovers, the highly musical PERREAUX VP3 Phono Preamplifier brings your records to life. With separate, fully-customisable, low-noise input stages for both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges the VP3 provides clean, fully customisable Phono signal from your turntable output to audio amplifier input.

Fully configurable

The VP3 Phono preamplifier incorporates 36 rear-mounted, user-configurable, mechanical dip switches to provide maximum flexibility and versatility allowing precise adjustment of the VP3 to match the gain and loading requirements of the users chosen phono cartridge.

Dual connection

The VP3 Phono preamplifier can accommodate the simultaneous connection of two turntables. One pair of VP3 inputs can be assigned to use a Moving Magnet (MM) or high output Moving Coil cartridge (MC) and the second VP3 input pair can be set up for a low output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge. Possible options are: 1 x Moving Magnet (MM) turntable and 1 x low output Moving Coil (MC) turntable. 1 x High output Moving Coil (MC) turntable and 1 x low output Moving Coil (MC) turntable.

Touch panel control

The VP3 features a unique, stylish, touch-sensitive control panel capable of switching the unit in and out of standby or selection of Moving Coil (MC) / Moving Magnet (MM) or Mono modes.


The VP3 is compatible with both high / low output Moving Coil (MC) and Moving Magnet (MM) phono cartridges.

Normal RIAA or IEC RIAA Equalisation Profiles

User-configurable, rear-mounted mechanical dip switches provide the user with the ability to select between normal RIAA and IEC RIAA equalisation profiles.

Low distortion

The VP3 generates a diminutive Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) figure of only 0.002% at 1KHZ @ rated output, providing a clean, clear and precise reproduction of vinyl recordings.

Balanced and unbalanced outputs

The VP3 phono preamplifier features both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) analog audio output pairs. Both balanced and unbalanced output pairs can be used simultaneously without interference or degradation in signal performance.

High Power internal power supply

The VP3 features a high power, shielded toroidal transformer with shunt voltage regulation and filtering, providing high levels of transparency, musical detail and dynamics.

Fully mirrored internal layout

The internal layout has been laid out in full mirror fashion to ensure maximum channel separation and minimal system noise.

Trigger input

The VP3 can be remotely switched in and out of standby using a remote trigger input located on the units rear panel.

Mono capability

The VP3 Phono preamplifier accepts signal from mono recordings, selected from the front mounted touch panel.

Built to last

Mechanical strength, reliability and longevity have always been the hallmarks of PERREAUX’s designs. The VP3 is a rugged, powerful, high performance preamplifier. Buy one for life.
Audio Inputs:
2 Unbalanced (RCA) (selectable) pairs
Input Sensitivity:
MM input MC input
3.0mV to 11.9mV (selectable) 0.3mV to 1.2mV (selectable)
MM input MC input
36dB to 48dB (selectable) 56dB to 68dB (selectable)
Input Impedance:
MM input MC input
1kΩ to 47kΩ (selectable) 10Ω to 47kΩ (selectable)
Input Capacitance:
MM input MC input
22pF to 470pF (selectable) 47pF (selectable)
Input Overload Margin:
Trigger Input:
1 mono 3.5mm (⅛") jack
OFF voltage ON voltage
0VDC 3-12VDC


Audio Outputs:
1 Unbalanced (RCA) pair 1 Balanced (XLR) pair
Output Impedance:
Balanced: Unbalanced:
30Ω 100Ω
Rated Output:
Maximum Output:
10.3Vrms (14.5Vp-p)


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD+N):

Typically 20Hz to 20kHz
0.002%, 1kHz @ rated output <0.05% @ rated output
RIAA Accuracy:
±0.5dB, 50Hz to 20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (un-weighted):


Mains Fuse Rating:
0.5A (slow blow)


Width: Depth: Height:
431mm (17.0") 277mm 10.9") 67mm (2.6")
7.5kg (16.5lb)

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