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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  • Pro-Ject 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: $139.00

    Special Price $120.00


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  • Pro-Ject Record Box E Phono Preamplifier, convert Vinyl to digital recording

    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

  • Pro-Ject Phono Box Pre Amplifier, MM and MC capable!

    This is our most affordable phono stage that is capable of being used with a Moving Coil cartridge as well as a Moving Magnet cartridge.

    Perfect for a quick cheeky upgrade to a Moving Coil cartridge.

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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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    Regular Price: $219.00

    Special Price $199.00


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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
  • Cambridge Audio Alva Solo

    A good quality phono stage is often the neglected stage in a Vinyl lovers system that can turn a good setup into an extraordinary one.

    Cambridge Audio have long understood this and a good quality, relatively affordable Moving Magnet phono stage has always been in their range. 

    The Alva Solo is no exception, replacing the Solo and updating its aesthetics to match the Cambridge Audio's new sleek styling throughout the rest of the range. It has also upgraded a couple of elements in teh circuitry design to reduce inherent noise floor even further.

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  • Rega Fono MM Mk 3

    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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  • Rega Fono MC Mk2 .... 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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    Regular Price: $549.00

    Special Price $495.00


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  • Cambridge Audio Alva Duo

    Alot of Vinyl lovers forget the importance of a good phono stage in their system for making an ordinary system into an extraordinary one.

    The phono stage does the crucial initial bit of amplification of the very low and sensitive electrical signal produced by the cartridge. Any adulteration in the signal here affects the whole chain.

    Cambridge Audio have always seen the importance of the separate phono stage in a Vinyl lovers system and that's why they've always offered a range of high quality phono stages.

    The new Alva Duo is capable of accepting Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridge inputs and its internal circuitry has been upgraded to further decrease the inherent noise floor in the unit. It's also undergone an aesthetic transformation keeping it in line with the sleek chassis of the new Cambridge Audio line. And to top it all off, it has a headphone output too. So listening to records up late without disturbing the rest of the household is now a none issue.

    Have a look at this review from Major Hi-Fi USA:

    https://majorhifi.com/cambridge-audio-duo-mc-mm-phono-preamp-review/

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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 your own choice of tube to suit your tastes, it makes this little phono a real winner.

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    Regular Price: $599.00

    Special Price $575.00

  • 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: $1,429.00

    Special Price $1,280.00

  • 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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    $1,429.00

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  • Musical Fidelity MX Vinyl

    The MX-VYNL is a fully balanced, very high performance phono stage, able to operate with virtually any moving coil or moving magnet cartridge. With both traditional RCA inputs and our unique XLR fully balanced connection the MX-VYNL can be connected to 2 turntables simultaneously.

    The MX-VNYL offers a wide range of input impedance settings for moving coil cartridges as well as several capacitance settings for moving magnet units. Unlike many of our competitors units the MX-VYNL allows easy adjustment of these settings while playing. This allows easy experimentation and tuning to find the optimum setting for all your equipment.

    The MX-VYNL also includes our renowned RIAA correction that offers extremely accurate results to beyond 80kHz. That may sound extreme, but there is a good deal of information above 20 kHz that needs correction. If it isn’t corrected, it will show itself as ringing and overshoot.

    With both extraordinarily low noise and exceptional overload margin the MX-VYNL can comfortably handle even the most demanding of cartridges and satisfy the most discerning of listeners

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  • Chord Huei Phono Stage

    Typically known for their digital products in particular their DACs, Chord has surfaced with a product for all of those Vinyl enthusiasts that are jealous of their friend's aircraft grade aluminium DACs. Like their digital products, the Huei not only has that super cool casing, it also has the pretty LED lights and funky buttons...

    ...but of course the aesthetics of the Huei aren't the only important thing here!

    The Huei is a MM/MC phono stage with all of that tinkering capability for any type of cartridge. Impedance, Gain and Rumble (!) settings are all at your fingertips (coressponding to different coloured lights in the chassis). It also has Balanced outputs for those who are serious about Hi-Fi...and not just the coloured lights...

    It produces an incredibly clean sound almost completely devoid of noise floor resolving the image beautifully.

    We would recommend it to go with Soundsmith, Rega and Van den Hul cartridges.

    Click here for Chris Kelly's glowing review in The Ear 

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  • 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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  • E.A.T E-GLO S Phono Stage, EX-DEMO

    Ex-Display unit in perfect condition, comes complete. Our unit is Silver with Gloss Black side Panels.  The E-glo S – is a hybrid phono preamplifier that utIlizes ECC83 tubes (twin triode) in the first and second gain stages In order to get higher gain and lower noise we use in the first stage a cascode connection of tube with with two paralelly connected low-noise J-FET transistors.

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    Regular Price: $4,499.00

    Special Price $2,999.00

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  • Musical Fidelity M6x Vinyl, completely balanced Phono Stage

    This phono stage hold the incredible electronic pedigree of Musical Fidelity and the M6 range...so it's gotta be good. 

    It offers three different inputs for those of us who like to swap and change Record players and/or cartridges. And all three inputs have the kind of flexibility of loading and gain that's only found on the very best. In essence, there's not a cartridge out there that the M6 won't be able to handle.

    In creating this beauty, Musical Fidelity's main motivation was to create a phono stage that 'got out of the way' of the music. It doesn't aim to add flavour, it aims to be true to the source. And it's achieved that aim and the music comes through in all its sweet sweet glory.

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    $3,000.00

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  • Cyrus Phono Signature with HALF PRICE Cyrus PSX-R2 power supply...limited time

    A once off promotional offer while stocks last, we can offer this superb combination at an amazing price. 

    This is a forever phono stage that is devastatingly musical. It brings out a 3D image to your vinyl that's unsurpassed any where near its price bracket. And that's without its matching power supply that elevates the whole experience to another level.

    There are endless amount of tweaking options to suit yours and your cartridge's needs. A super wide Gain, Capacitance and resistance range can be adjusted all via the remote....and it has 4 different inputs which can be individually tweaked!

    Here's some links to just some of its glowing reviews:

    http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/cyrus_phono_signature.htm

    https://www.whathifi.com/au/cyrus/phono-signaturepsx-r2/review

    We think alot of people will jump at the opportunity to purchase this combination at this price...so don't be left behind!

     

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    Regular Price: $3,798.00

    Special Price $3,099.00


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  • Chord Symphonic Moving Coil Phonostage

    Nestling in the Choral range, the Symphonic is our flagship MC phono stage, offering a range of advanced features over the entry-level Dual.  The high-performance Symphonic uses our latest high-frequency power supply technology to exploit vinyl’s full potential, along with many new key features, to bring the performance levels in line with the Choral range, home of the DAVE DAC/preamp.

    The Symphonic offers an almost infinite number of input impedance and gain options as well as balanced and unbalanced input options to the cartridge, making it a highly flexible device for integrating high-quality turntables into Chord systems. The comprehensive settings options are all externally selectable, with selections signified internally with illuminating LEDs.

    A rumble filter removes unwanted low-frequency rumble signals appearing on both channels. The Symphonic Phono stage conforms to the RIAA curve without the IEC roll-off when the Rumble filter is set to ‘off’ Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000. Preamps: CPA 2500, CPA 3000, CPA 5000, and CPA 8000.; this is commensurate with the high calibre of Chord amplification. The IEC curve response can be added by setting the Rumble filter to ‘on’. According to the wiring of the tone arm on the turntable used, the Symphonic can be operated in either an unbalanced or balanced mode.

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    $5,300.00

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  • Rega Aura Regas Ultimate MC Phonostage

    The reference Aura MC stage is the culmination of decades of electronic design development. We have created the ultimate, fully adjustable, three stage, all symmetrical pre-amplifier designed purely to extract the very best performance from your moving coil cartridge and vinyl playback system.

    Built into a completely re-designed custom case, the Aura is dedicated to moving coil cartridges and stays clear of any compromises. We have avoided including any superfluous functions as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality. The Aura phono pre-amp incorporates remarkable and innovative design ideas. If you are a vinyl connoisseur, then the Aura MC is an absolute must for demonstration.

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    $8,499.00

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