Acoustic Sounds
By: Michael Fremer

October 5th, 2022


Industry News

Hagerman Audio Labs Updates Bugle MC Phono Preamp

4th gen MM/MC eliminated DIP switches, adds upgrades

The 4th generation Bugle MC Phono preamp from Hagerman Audio Labs eliminated DIP switches and moves gain and loading switches to the front panel. As the specs below indicate, the Bugle has plenty of gain for all but the very lowest MC cartridge. The previous iterations were encased in plastic. This new one is in an aluminum chassis, which probably makes for a better shielded enclosure. The price is a very reasonable $249.00


  • 40/52/58/64dB gain (1kHz)

  • 47k/470/220/100 Ohm input impedance

  • 330 ohm output impedance

  • +/-0.5dB RIAA accuracy (30Hz to 30kHz)

  • 15Hz to 130kHz bandwidth (-3dB)

  • 82dBA signal-to-noise (ref 5mV)

  • 6 x 3 x 1.5 inches

  • 120/240VAC operation

  • Includes power supply