HiFi Deluxe 2016
When introduced in Munich, the surprise was perfect...
It is the tradition of FM ACOUSTICS that we never announce an upcoming product that has not been evaluated thoroughly, gone through long-term tests and successfully completed a "0" series (this to iron out possible imperfections and potential production issues). This way clients are assured to get a professional working unit without bugs.
A new unit is only announced when it is in actual full production. This way bug fixes, warnings, service calls or product returns are avoided.
The surprise was 100%: no one had anticipated that we would be able to introduce - and demonstrate ! - a brand new Phono Linearizer.
Housed in a similar chassis as the FM 133, FM 155-MKIIR and 108, the FM 123 Phono Linearizer is not just "a 122 with a declicker" but a completely new design.
Of course, the FM 123 uses all the great features of the FM 122-MKII. Actually, the FM 123 employs a completely new circuit that draws on all refinements that have been introduced in the world renown FM 223 Phono Master. This is the future of single-ended phono pre-amplification.
The refined circuits of the FM 123 employ the new HR modules and on top of all these improvements comes a combination of the de-clicker and de-crackler circuits similar to those used in the world famous 223 Phono Master.
Reactions to the FM 123 have been enthusiastic.
The FM 123 is backordered but in full production so as of now the FM 123 can be delivered within a good month - and not many months or years as stipulated by some on the web).
Also a further series of the FM 122-MKII is currently in burn-in and final tests. FM 122-MKII's are again available within a couple of weeks (of course, the FM 122-MKII stays in production - never change a winning horse...). It is for users who have mostly flawless LP's and reissues who do not need the de-click and de-crackle function of the FM 123.