Phono Preamplifiers

The signals coming out of your turntable are the most delicate of audio sources. A Phono Preamp or Phono Stage takes these tiny signals and boosts them into something more robust for your amplifier to work with. A great phono stage will bring you detail and dynamics without adding noise and hiss.

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  • Project Phono Box E Phono Preamplifier

    Most of today's amplifiers are built without a specific phono cartridge input. The Phono Box E is an ideal phono preamplifier for these hi-fi systems, accepting both MM
    and MC cartridges. The analogue output of the Phono Box E can easily be connected to the line-input of your amplifier.

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    Regular Price: $119.00

    Special Price $105.00

  • Project Record Box E Phono Preamplifier

    Record Box E is an high-quality phono preamplifier, that offers the possibility to convert your valuable vinyls into computer music data. Re-cord Box E accepts both MM & MC cartridges and gives audiophile music experience at an entry-level price. The integrated A/D converter operates with Windows and MAC operating systems and connects via USB to your computer. Therefore your valuable vinyl collection can be digitised, especially for use in portable music players. Advanced circuitry and SMD construction keep noise and distortion at a surprisin-gly low level. A built-in internal shielding and an outboard DC power supply leave no risk for external interference. Because of its small casing, Record Box E can be placed near the turntable. Input and output sockets are gold-plated for preservation of quality. Record Box E can be connected easily to a line-input (AUX etc) of your amplifier.  

     

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    Regular Price: $149.00

    Special Price $134.00

  • Project Phono Box Pre Amplifier

    Phono Box: Best buy classic for pure vinyl listening pleasure!  

    Today, many amplifiers do not have a specific phono cartridge input. Phono Box is an ideal phono preamplifier for these hifi system and accepts both MM and MC cartridges. The analogue output of Phono Box can easily be connected to a line-input (AUX,...) of your amplifier. 

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    Regular Price: $199.00

    Special Price $175.00

  • Rega Fono Mini A2D

    This is a cost affective version of the MM Fono and based on the phono amplifier as used in the Mira amplifier.

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    $199.00

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  • Cambridge Audio 551P

    There's something unique about listening to vinyl

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    $199.00

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  • Project Phono Box USB V Phono Preamplifier

    Phono Box USB V: Top specialist for recording vinyl & line level sources and listening pleasure!  

    Phono Box USB V is an ideal phono preamplifier for both your hifi system and vinyl or line-level recording to PC or Mac. MM and MC cartridges will be welcome. Input volume can be set to avoid override. The analogue output of Phono Box USB V can easily be connected to a line-input (AUX,...) of your hifi and digitally via USB to your computer. Both outputs can be used simultaneously. Any professional recording software will give best results on Windows and Mac computer systems.  

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    Regular Price: $249.00

    Special Price $219.00

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  • Cambridge Audio CP1 Phono Preamplifier

    The Cambridge Audio phono stages have been the bedrock of our connectivity of record players since the rise of Vinyl began in 2008. These are the new and refined versions of the earlier models that still utilise the Class A discrete circuitry and external power supplies of the previous versions. Learn More
    $239.00

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  • Cambridge Audio CP2 Phono preamplifier

    This is the Moving Coil capable version of the Cambridge Audio Phono Stages. You need a phono stage like this when your amplifier only has line level inputs and when the cartridge is one of the highly sensitive ultra low level electrical output MC cartridges such as an Ortofon MC20 series with an output of only 0.25mv Learn More
    $349.00

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  • Rega Fono MM 2017

    The new Fono MM phono stage has been designed to be effective, easy to use, and above all, to reproduce music. The Fono MM uses a fully discrete, cascaded, complementary amplifier input stage, a configuration designed to optimise the performance of your moving magnet cartridge. Now housed in a brand new redesigned case to match the new Fono MC and Rega's latest range of electronic components offering a modern and sleek look guranteed to integrate in to any hi-fi system.

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    $449.00

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  • Project Tube Box S Phono Preamplifier

    Tube Box S: audiophile, versatile & affordable!  

    This new phono preamplifier with tube output stage offers unrivalled performance and unique flexibility, which never before was available at this price!  

    Sonic quality of Tube Box S is extremely impressive, a big improvement to Phono Box S and an audiophile upgrade for most analogue hifi system. With a wide range of setting parameters, it can meet the needs of almost any phono cartridge on the market. Carefully selected audiophile-grade components make it possible to enjoy your valuable vinyl collection like never before!  

    The class-leading music reproduction of Tube Box S gives pure dynamics, full transparency, analogue warmth, bass texture, detail resolution and purity of all audible frequencies.

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    Regular Price: $549.00

    Special Price $475.00

  • Rega Fono MC 2017 .... great bass tightness and excellent low noise moving coil preamp

    A moving coil catridge is a tough thing to amplifiy. They are very low level electrical output and come in a very broad range of loadings and capacitances.However a properly set moving coil cartridge is one of the most rewarding musical experiences and should be the end game for a vinyl enthusiast.

    The Fono MC is an exceptionally high quality MC phono stage designed to maximise the potential of any MC cartridge.

    Although specifically to compliment the latest Rega range of  moving coils you will find full adjustability for loading is available via dip switches conveniently placed on the rear panel with two different gain settings located on the back panel making the Fono MC compatible with most low output MC cartridges.

    Rega Fono Official website.

    "The Ear" on the Fono MC and the Ania cartridge.

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    $499.00

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  • Dared LP1

    We absolutely love this little phono here at CAV. The key to its class beating performance is the large external power supply which is separate from the main unit. With the ability to tube roll youre own choice of tube to suit youre tastes accordingly makes this little phono a real winner.

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    Regular Price: $599.00

    Special Price $575.00

  • Pro-Ject Tube Box DS Phono Preamplifier

    Premium phono preamplifier with tube output and highend sound!  

     

    This precision tube phono preamplifier benefits from outstanding circuit technology from Dr. Sykora and uses ultimate components. For the first time a variable selection of input impedance for MC cartridges can be done while playing a record! Other features include input capacitance for MM cartridges and switchable subsonic, that prevents your amplifier and speakers of ultra low rumble below 20Hz. All components including tube output and polypropylene capacitors are audiophile-grade and guarantee a breathtaking sound experience. A perfect upgrade for ambitious vinyl lovers!  

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    Regular Price: $749.00

    Special Price $649.00

  • Musical Fidelity X-LP2 Dual Mono MM/MC Phonostage Made in the UK

    Just traded. Top iof the line RIAA phono stage from Musical Fidelity. 3 box unit, great sound. No box. 

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    Regular Price: $2,000.00

    Special Price $850.00

  • Bryston BP2 Phono Preamplifier MM Only

    Bryston's new BP-2 phono preamplifier applies our extraordinary low-distortion, wide bandwidth amplification to your record collection. Available in either MM (moving magnet) only or MM/MC (adds moving coil), the BP-2 is a perfect match for most available cartridges today. Both versions include switchable capacitive loading for use with moving magnet cartridges.

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    $1,099.00

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  • Blue Horizon Profono

    High quality analogue phono amplifier

    Profono is a discrete high quality analogue turntable cartridge amplifier which is installed before your pre-amp or integrated if you do not have a built in phono stage, or if the phono stage is of low quality. For improved sound, dynamics and a greater detailed performance connect your tone arm cable directly to Profono, and then connect to the auxiliary of your pre-amp or integrated amp using RCA inter connecting cables.

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    Regular Price: $1,179.00

    Special Price $1,099.00

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  • Bryston TF-2 Step Up Transformer

    Low output moving coil cartridges are well loved for their detail and nuance, but need more gain than what most active preamps can provide. Too much active gain for these low-output carts introduces noise and distortion, so let your first gain stage be the TF-2 passive step-up transformer. The TF-2 adds 20 or 31dB of gain (choose at time of purchase), entirely with high quality wide bandwidth transformers and no active parts. Use the TF-2 with a Bryston BP-2 MM active gain stage or with your existing phono preamp.

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    $1,099.00

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  • Pro-Ject Phono Box RS Phono Preamplifier

    Reference class phono preamplifier with unique impedance control  

     

    This ultra low noise and distortion preamplifier is made for the audio conniosseur and offers not only breathtaking performance but is capable to adapt to virtually any phono cartridge through variable impedance control. Impedance adjustment can be done while playback! Due to use of best parts, like SSM2019 from Analog Devices as input stages and Linear Technology LT1010 as high current buffer stage, Phono Box RS delivers ultra low levels of distortion and noise. Its very low output impedance makes it insensitive to selection of interconnect cables and lenghts.  

    Fully passive RIAA and DECCA equalisation is selectable. Phono Box RS offers fully balanced circuitry and both XLR and RCA inputs and outputs. All in all vinyl playback will never have sounded as clear, detailed and smooth, than with this superlative phono stage!  

     

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    Regular Price: $1,299.00

    Special Price $1,175.00

  • Cyrus Phono Signature ... one of the very best value Phono stages

    Once upon a time Cyrus made a phono stage in called the Phono X, a very adjustable and sensitive line stage for adding a high quality record player to a Cyrus system encasd in their characteristic magnesium alloy chassis. It wasn't cheap, but it was simply fantastic to listen to with a sub zero noise floor and acute but sweet detail presentation.

    They stopped making it in fairly short order, acceding to the then prevailing market wisdom that turntables were primitive tech doomed for extinction. Oh how we cried ... and Phono Xs became sought after and highly collectible.

    Welcome to 2016 and Cyrus have risen to the call of born again vinyl and released the Phono Signature, and it is fantastic.


    "What H Fi?" on the Phono Signature".


    "Hi-Fi Choice" on the Phono Signature".

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    $2,199.00

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  • Bryston BP2 Phono Preamplifier MM & MC

    Bryston's new BP-2 phono preamplifier applies our extraordinary low-distortion, wide bandwidth amplification to your record collection. Available in either MM (moving magnet) only or MM/MC (adds moving coil), the BP-2 is a perfect match for most available cartridges today. Both versions include switchable capacitive loading for use with moving magnet cartridges.

    The MM/MC version adds a pair of ultra low distortion, wide bandwidth step-up transformers (the same ones used in our TF-2) to add compatibility with low output moving coil carts. The transformers can be factory wound for an additional 20dB or 31dB of gain.

    Power the BP-2 from your existing Bryston MPS-2 DC power supply or from the new PS-3 DC power supply.

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    $2,349.00

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