The Leema Acoustics Agena Balanced Phono Stage is a state of the art Phono Stage. It is compatible with any magnetic phono cartridge as it is matched to the Agena’s input circuitry. Up to six cartridges can be precisely matched, this is due to each input having two separate head shell/are settings. Each of the phono cartridges can be selected at the touch of a button.
A reference quality analogue to digital converter feeds a USB output, allowing broadcast quality archiving to computer hard-drives or other digital media. This is in addition to the single-ended RCA (cinch) and fully balanced XLR analogue outputs.
Real time record monitoring is possible with the Agena Phono stage from the USB-connected computer via dedicated RCA (cinch) analogue and SPDIF digital outputs.
A sleep mode switch is features on the device, which, when selected enables the unit to switch off its control circuitry, LED lights and display, it does this automatically when not required. When the Agena is in this mode, the device becomes purely analogue component, without interference from microprocessors etc.