The Melior Phono Center was designed as a companion piece to the Analog Control Center. It accomodates all types of cartridges, from low output moving coils to high output magnetics. The right setting for the cartridge is selectable. Even though the Phono Center derives its power from the Analog Control Center, it was placed in it's own chassis so it could be located as closely as possible to the turntable. This allows for short phono cables and physical isolation from the Analog Center's power supply. The net benefit is better sound.