Phono Preamp Reviews

30 April 2022
atm-audio Migjorn Phono Stage premium
The atm audio Migjorn phono preamp has been designed to enjoy at a reference level. Its single purpose is to deliver the music as conceived by its artists and producers. This is what can be read on the atm audio website and I can totally get behind that aspiration!
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15 June 2021
AVID Pellar, Pulsus, Pellere, and Pulsare II Phono Stages premium
AVID is widely known for producing superb turntables. What's probably less well-known is that they also produce a range of phono stages. The technology and engineering involved in the turntable motor power supplies are right at the basis of their phono stages.
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25 August 2019
CH Precision P1 Phono Preamp premium
Unlike many alternatives, the P1 refrains from imposing any character and it just lets the music speak for itself. But it does not only offer brilliant performance, it is also also the most flexible phono stage that I know to exist. Multiple inputs? Over 500 loading values? Tablet-control? Auto-calibration? Check, check, check, and check.
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COS D10 DAC, preamp, and network player premium
The D10 is a highly versatile control point, built in a modular fashion. As standard, it contains a preamp and DAC. Optionally, one can add a streaming input and a phono preamp. With every input that it offers, the D10 has surprised me with consistently fantastic performance.
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Owner of Hifi-Advice.com
17 December 2009
Jeff Rowland Cadence MC Phono Stage premium
The Cadence is out of production and is quite rare but it really deserves a listen
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24 September 2023
Lejonklou Entity 1.2 MC Phono Stage premium
Building on the highly refined and musical sound of its 1.1 predecessor, the updated 1.2 model's seemingly subtle tweaks (new chassis ground parts and a specific fastening torque) yield distinct advantages.
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Owner of Hifi-Advice.com
26 January 2020
Lejonklou Entity MC Phono Stage premium
The Entity uses the same input circuit, phono equalization, output stage and power regulation as the well-regarded SINGularity. With changes only in terms of the case, the power supplies, and the physical channel separation, the Entity promises stellar performance for a very reasonable price.
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26 January 2020
Line Magnetic LP-33 MM/MC Phono Stage premium
Highly anticipated by many, myself included, the Line Magnetic LP-33 has recently become available in the Netherlands. The LP-33 offers a slice of tube heaven at a remarkably sane price.
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18 November 2017
Pass XP-17 Phono Preamplifier premium
Quite simply the best phono stage that I have heard so far!
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25 February 2017
SW1X LPU 1 MM Phono Preamplifier premium
Pure class A, zero feedback, single ended, twin pentode/double triode phono pre-amplfier based on a classic circuit design used to master vinyl recordings and master tapes.
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Zesto Leto 1.5 preamp, Andros Deluxe phono, and Eros 300 mono power amps premium
Smooth and seductive, organic, big and powerful, and utterly realistic - the Zesto system does it all.
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