System Components

The Budgie is a great match with many systems: from classic integrated amps to modern home theater receivers and everything in-between. Contact us with your full system description and phono cartridge used, and we'll make sure that the Budgie is a perfect fit for you.

More about the Exacta adjustable loading and how to get the best sound from your MM cart.


   - Tubes: Two matched 6922 Electro-Harmonix tubes (included)

   - Gain: 38dB (suitable for carts with at least 5mV output)

   - Input Impedance: 47K, adjustable

   - Output Impedance: 6K ohm

   - RIAA Accuracy: +/-0.5dB from 20Hz to 20kHz

   - Distortion: less than 0.1% at 1kHz with 30mVrms input

   - SNR: typically  78dBA with 5mV input

   - Overload: Minimum headroom of 200mVrms at 1kHz

   - Warranty: Two years

   - Power: 7W

   - Input Voltage: 100 to 240VAC 50/60Hz  external 12VDC supply

      (EU-UK-OZ adapters free upon request)

   - Weight: 20 oz (570g)

   - Size: 7” x 5” x 4.5” (180 x 130 x 115 mm)

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Item Description

   - Single-ended, Class A, all-vacuum-tube audio path

   - Passive RIAA equalization with hand-matched components

   - Uses external 6DJ8/6922 tubes for ease of tube rolling

   - 38 dB gain suitable for MM carts

   - Exacta™ monotonic loading system allows 16 different loading choices

   - Quiet DC filaments

   - Muting circuit at start up to eliminate pops and thermal noise

   - Powered with an external 12V mini-desktop supply

   - Comes with two-year warranty from Parks Audio

   - Made in the USA



(free US shipping)

Budgie Tube Phono Preamp