Phono PreAmps

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Rega Fono Mini A2DRega Fono Mini A2D
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iFi audio ZEN Phono Phono Pre-AmplifieriFi audio ZEN Phono Phono Pre-Amplifier
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iFi audio Zen Air Phono PreamplifieriFi audio Zen Air Phono Preamplifier
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iFi micro iPhono3 Black LabeliFi micro iPhono3 Black Label
Rega Fono MC Phono AmplifierRega Fono MC Phono Amplifier
Rega Fono MM MK5 Phono Pre-amplifierRega Fono MM MK5 Phono Pre-amplifier
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Simaudio MOON ACE (MiND2) All In One Music Player BlackSimaudio MOON ACE (MiND2) All In One Music Player Black
Thorens MM Flex Phono PreamplifierThorens MM Flex Phono Preamplifier
Thorens MM 002 Phono PreamplifierThorens MM 002 Phono Preamplifier
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Bryston BP-2 Phono Pre-Amplifier MM Phono BlackBryston BP-2 Phono Pre-Amplifier MM Phono Silver
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Bryston BP26 Pre-Amplifier BlackBryston BP26 Pre-Amplifier Silver
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Clearaudio Azimuth OptimizerClearaudio Azimuth Optimizer
Clearaudio Statement Phono StageClearaudio Statement Phono Stage
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Clearaudio Balance Reference Phono StageClearaudio Balance Reference Phono Stage
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Clearaudio Balance V2 Phono StageClearaudio Balance V2 Phono Stage
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Clearaudio Basic V2 Phono StageClearaudio Basic V2 Phono Stage
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Rega Fono MM MK4 Phono Pre-amplifierRega Fono MM MK4 Phono Pre-amplifier
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Violectric PPA V790 Phono PreamplifierViolectric PPA V790 Phono Preamplifier
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Naim StageLine PhonostageNaim StageLine Phonostage
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AVID HIFI Pellar Phono StageAVID HIFI Pellar Phono Stage
AVID HIFI Pulsus Phono StageAVID HIFI Pulsus Phono Stage

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What can our Phono PreAmps do for you?

You can’t just plug a regular turntable into an amplifier. Its output is extremely low in level – typically around one thousandth of the output level of a CD player. If it uses a moving coil cartridge rather than the more common moving magnet cartridge, its output is typically around one ten-thousandth of that of a CD player. So its signal has to be boosted enormously. Furthermore, when a vinyl record is mastered, its bass is reduced by a huge amount and its treble is boosted by an equally huge amount. This has to be corrected or the sound will be so thin as to be unlistenable.

That’s where a phono preamp comes in. Some turntables have the phono preamplifier built in, although that’s very rare for high-end turntables. Some amplifiers have a phono preamp built in – they routinely did back in the 70s and 80s – but almost all of these are good only for moving magnet cartridges. A standalone phono preamplifier generally provides better performance and versatility. And allows you to match its performance characteristics to your turntable’s cartridge.

The best brands

At Addicted To Audio we carry phono preamps from some of the finest specialist brands in the world, such as AVID HIFI, Bryston, Cambridge Audio, MOON by Simaudio, Mytek, iFi audio, Octave, Peachtree Audio, Rega, Schitt Audio, SPL and Thorens. You may not be familiar with some of those brands, but they’ve got a quality experience in store for your ears.

The best place to buy a phono preamp

There are two great ways to buy a phono preamp. The best way for most people is at a quality retail outlet in your city. That way you can have a listen, try some out, see whether they feel like a good “fit” for you. And, of course, receive expert advice, particularly on suitability for use with your other equipment. But if you’re confident that you already know what you want, consider purchasing your preamp direct from us at Addicted To Audio. We are an authorised Australian reseller for all our products. We provide full service and after sales support. And we ship fast.