XM3 Phono Amplifier


  1. Large 200VA custom made toroidal transformer for power supply
  2. Multiple power supply capacitors in parallel for low ESR
  3. All discrete transistor audio stages
  4. High quality resistors & capacitors used in the signal path
  5. Separate MM & MC inputs selectable on the back panel
  6. Adjustable loading & gain switches on the back panel
  7. High quality all aluminium case work and extruded front panel
  8. Three year guarantee
  9. Available in black or titanium


  • Moving Magnet Input
    • Sensitivity : 3.5mV input for 350mV output, 40dB gain setting
    • Signal to Noise ratio, ref 1KHz & 350mV out :
      • Gain Switch 4 ON : >70dB
      • Gain Switch 4 OFF : >78dB

    Moving Coil Input

    • Sensitivity : 350uV input for 350mV output, 60dB gain setting
    • Signal to Noise ratio, ref 1KHz & 350mV out : >67db A weighted. ALL gain switches (4-6)

    General Specifications

    • Frequency Response : 30Hz – 20Hz within +/- 0.25dB ref 1KHz with low frequency roll off below 30Hz
    • Total Harmonic @ 1KHz, ref 350mV out <0.025% MC Input :
      • Maximum Ouput Voltage : 7.8V RMS 1KHz
      • Output Impedance : 50 ohms
    • Mains Supply : 110/120V or 220/240V @ 50/60Hz (factory set)
    • Power Consumption : <25W
    • Dimensions (WxHxD) : 218mm x 89mm x 348mm
    • Net Weight (unpacked) : 4kg
    • Gross Weight (packed) : 5kg



Earlier this year, Exposure Electronics launched its exciting new XM series of hi-fi components. Inspired by the unstoppable resurgence of vinyl in a digital age, the series offers a high-performance, compact solution for music lovers who want great sound across multiple media but don’t want the size or cost of their system to spiral out of control.

In the May issue of Hi-Fi News Adam Smith checks out the XM3 phono stage and asks, “does it pack a full-sized performance into a ‘half width’ chassis?”

Smith opens his tests with an MM cartridge. “The synthesizer action on ‘Computer Weekend’ from Jean Michel Jarre’s Revolutions LP was beautifully rounded and taut, with the cymbal effects from his drum machine ticking along smartly behind. Bass lines were firm and weighty with plenty of detail, ensuring that low-end action perfectly complemented the rest of the frequency range.”

“The Exposure XM3 also captured the sonic signature of instruments, both acoustic and electric, and it struck me that this phono stage sounds like a much more expensive design, given the precision and clarity if its treble detail.”         READ MORE