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Mola Mola Lupe Phono Stage

Sale price£7,299.00

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Mola Mola Lupe Phono Stage

Mola Mola Lupe Phono Stage

Doug Brady HiFi

Pickup also available, usually ready in 1 hour

Kingsway Studios
Kingsway North
Warrington WA1 3NU
United Kingdom


This new standalone version of Mola Mola's well-known archival grade Phono stage features three single-ended inputs and one balanced input. It has a balanced output as well as a single-ended output. The Lupe with its dedicated power supply, k and the added “subsonic filter” provides the discerning record enthusiast with the most accurate set-up for recreating the magic of the turntable as it was intended. The display on the Lupe offers information on the settings.

What was conceived as a simple RIAA add-on for the Makua Preamplifier (also available in the Kula Integrated amplifier) has quickly spiralled into the quietest and probably most versatile phono stage ever built. MC/MM input stages are optimized for current noise and voltage noise respectively. Unlike the more common arrangement of an MC head amp feeding into the MM stage, the two stages are fully independent, realizing an equally short signal path for both. Input gain is switchable in 5dB steps over a 40dB range. Input resistance and capacitance are individually switchable. Available EQ settings cover practically all known cutting curves including 78 RPM.

All settings are software controllable, either on the fly using a smartphone or tablet via the Mola Mola Remote app or directly stored under the preset buttons. Digitally controlled all switching is done in the analogue domain. The Lupe can be configured to route any of the four inputs through the phono stage, this allows you to have multiple turntables and/or cartridges connected.


Input noise (MC): 0.35nV/rtHz      (MM): 0.9pA/rtHz
Sensitivity variable from 30uV to 5mV
THD, IMD not measurable
RIAA conformance: +/-0.1dB
Subsonic filter -3dB @20Hz

Available Loads

In case of MM

“RES” 120kΩ, 75kΩ, 47kΩ, 30kΩ, 18kΩ

“CAP” 0pf, 50pf, 100pf, 150pf, 220pf, 270pf, 330pf
In case of MC

"RES” 1kΩ, 650Ω, 400Ω, 250Ω, 150Ω, 100Ω, 60Ω

Available Gain

In case of MM GAIN 45dB, 50dB
In case of MC GAIN 45dB, 50dB

Available Time Constants

t1 200, 250, 318, 400, 450us
t2 50, 64, 75, 100us
bass shelf 14, 18, 20dB

Mola Mola Lupe Phono Stage
Mola Mola Lupe Phono Stage Sale price£7,299.00