Top 10 Best Phono Pre Amps
for September 2021

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Pro-Ject Audio - Phono Box DC - MM/MC Phono preamp with line Output - Blk

Pro-Ject Audio

Phono Box DC, MM/MC Phono preamp with line Output, Blk

by Pro-Ject
What We like

Small size allows installation close to record player

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Product Features

  • Adjusts for MM or MC cartridge via switch on rear panel
  • Compact phono preamplifier
  • Ultra-low impedance output stage

Compact phono preamplifier Adjusts for mm or mc cartridge via switch on rear panel Ultra-low impedance output stage

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Little Bear T7 Vacumn Tube Mini Phono Stage RIAA MM Turntable Preamp & HiFi Tube Pre-Amplifier (Black)

Little Bear T7 Vacumn Tube Mini Phono Stage RIAA MM Turntable Preamp & HiFi Tube Pre-Amplifier (Black)

by Douk Audio
What We like

Its mini size makes it more portable and be suited for a variety of scenarios and Its alluminum body makes it strong and elegant.

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Product Features

  • Upgrades of the new version: The gain switch is moved from inside to outside. Customers can adjust its gain more conveniently; The circuit is optimized and the noise is lower.
  • Please do not connect T7 to any inferior Bluetooth digital amplifiers except Class T digital amplifiers, since all Class D amplifiers have very loud background noise.
  • Its tube(6J1) can be directly replaced with tubes like 5654, 6AK5, EF95 .etc
  • This product can be used as a MM Turntable Preamp or a HiFi Tube Pre-Amplifier and can provide high fidelity and warm sound beyond your expectation.

This product can be used as a mm turntable preamp or a hifi tube pre-amplifier and can provide high fidelity and warm sound beyond your expectation. Its tube(6j1) can be directly replaced with tubes like 5654, 6ak5, ef95 .etc Please do not connect t7 to any inferior bluetooth digital amplifiers except class t digital amplifiers, since all class d amplifiers have very loud background noise. Upgrades of the new version: the gain switch is moved from inside to outside. customers can adjust its gain more conveniently; the circuit is optimized and the noise is lower.

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Bellari VP130 MK2 Tube Phono Preamp/Headphone Amplifier

Bellari VP130 MK2 Tube Phono Preamp/Headphone Amplifier

by Bellari
What We like

I was surprised by how attractive and well balanced it sounded: smooth and warm, yet open and crisply detailed. The Bellari seemed to create a sound that was rich, natural and appealing. Surface noise was low, and the music emerged from a crisp, clean, quiet background. It was an excellent sound by almost any standards; one I was very happy to listen to. An excellent performer at a very reasonable price! Jimmy Hughes, HiFi

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Product Features

  • It vividly and naturally recreates recordings and has a uncanny ability to compliment any turntable. The Bellari VP130 further defines its position as the price-to-performance world-beater, do-everything-well, high fidelity phono preamplifier. You need vacuum tubes in your life, and the 12AX7 tube in the VP130 is the perfect audio upgrade to your system.
  • Cartridge Compatibility: Moving Magnet or High output Moving Coil Gain: 38.9 dB gain @ 1kHz with 12AX7 Tube Input Impedance: 47k ohms Output Impedance: 8-200 ohms Headphone, 100 ohms RCA
  • The Bargain of a Lifetime Tube Phono Stage. For (this price), the Bellari Tube Phonostage offers warm musical sound and may be just what the doctor ordered for those who want to get into analog without loading up the credit card. The Absolute Sound
  • Equalization: RIAA +/- .9 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz THD .05% @ 1KHz S/N Ratio: 103 dB, unweighted Crosstalk: -75 dB Size: 6w x 2.5h x 5.4d

Cartridge compatibility: moving magnet or high output moving coil gain: 38.9 db gain @ 1khz with 12ax7 tube input impedance: 47k ohms output impedance: 8-200 ohms headphone, 100 ohms rca Equalization: riaa +/- .9 db, 20hz to 20khz thd .05% @ 1khz s/n ratio: 103 db, unweighted crosstalk: -75 db size: 6w x 2.5h x 5.4d It vividly and naturally recreates recordings and has a uncanny ability to compliment any turntable. the Bellari vp130 further defines its position as the price-to-performance world-beater, do-everything-well, high fidelity phono preamplifier. you need vacuum tubes in your life, and the 12ax7 tube in the vp130 is the perfect audio upgrade to your system. The bargain of a lifetime tube phono stage. for (this price), the Bellari tube phonostage offers warm musical sound and may be just what the doctor ordered for those who want to get into analog without loading up the credit card. the absolute sound

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DYNASTY PROAUDIO UA2D USB Phono Preamp for Turntable, Preamp with RIAA Equalized Low Noise Moving Magnet A/D Converter (Power Adaptor & USB Cable Included)

DYNASTY PROAUDIO UA2D USB Phono Preamp for Turntable

Preamp with RIAA Equalized Low Noise Moving Magnet A/D Converter (Power Adaptor & USB Cable Included)

by DYNASTY PROAUDIO
What We like

High performance USB audio interface Integrated, built-in with a premium circuit technology and components phono preamp that allow you to amplify an RIAA equalized low noise Phono and Line level audio signals. Simply connect it to your desktop and laptop computers USB port for recording with true-to-original sound and no quality loss.

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Product Features

  • The Dynasty ProAudio UA2D has the ability to be connected with all kinds of turntables with moving magnet (MM) cart- ridge or line level audio devices (tape recorders etc. ), easily transfer and convert from your favor albums vinyl records to your computer or laptop into a digital format file for organization.
  • Can be used as a Phono preamp for any vinyl playback system, amplifies the signal from your turntable to levels that allow you to connect it to your sound system.
  • The Dynasty ProAudio comes with USB audio driver technology that ensures latency free operation to a new level, which supports 48/44. 1 KHz sampling rate for both monitoring and recording.

The DYNASTY PROAUDIO comes with usb audio driver technology that ensures latency free operation to a new level, which supports 48/44. 1 khz sampling rate for both monitoring and recording. Can be used as a phono preamp for any vinyl playback system, amplifies the signal from your turntable to levels that allow you to connect it to your sound system. The DYNASTY PROAUDIO ua2d has the ability to be connected with all kinds of turntables with moving magnet (mm) cart- ridge or line level audio devices (tape recorders etc. ), easily transfer and convert from your favor albums vinyl records to your computer or laptop into a digital format file for organization.

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iFi Audio Zen Phono Preamp for Turntables / Record Players

iFi Audio Zen Phono Preamp for Turntables

Record Players

by Abbingdon Ltd
What We like

ACCESSORIES - Includes 5V DC power supply and RCA cable

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Product Features

  • INPUTS - Selectable MM and MC cartridge input
  • OUTPUTS - RCA and Balanced 4.4mm Pentacon Outputs
  • CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR TURNTABLE SETUP - Ultrawide 36dB to 72dB gain
  • INTELLIGENT - subsonic analog filter

Intelligent - subsonic analog filter Outputs - rca and balanced 4.4mm pentacon outputs Customize to your turntable setup - ultrawide 36db to 72db gain Inputs - selectable mm and mc cartridge input

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Cambridge Audio Alva Duo | Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Turntables

Cambridge Audio Alva Duo

Phono Preamp for Moving Magnet & Moving Coil Turntables

by Cambridge Audio
What We like

DESIGNED FOR VINYL Cambridge Audios Alva Duo was designed to give you a superb sonic experience from your favorite record collection using its state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface mounted circuit board.

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Product Features

  • TECH SPECS - MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 10W, CARTRIDGE SUPPORT Moving Magnet | Moving Coil, GAIN @ 1KHZ MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB, NOMINAL OUTPUT 300mV, SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV, DIMENSIONS 1.9" x 8.5" x 6.2", WEIGHT 2.1lbs
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL The Alva Duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals.
  • SUBSONIC FILTER & BALANCE CONTROL The Alva Duo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. The subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage.
  • HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER Cambridge added a unique 6.35mm headphone jack directly into the phono stage so you can listen in private. The integrated headphone outputalso means no need to turn on your amplifier just to power your headphones.

tech specs - max power consumption 10w, cartridge support moving magnet | moving coil, gain @ 1khz mm: 39db | mc: 60db, nominal output 300mv, sensitivity for nominal output mm: 3.35mv | mc: 305uv, dimensions 1.9" x 8.5" x 6.2", weight 2.1lbs headphone amplifier cambridge added a unique 6.35mm headphone jack directly into the phono stage so you can listen in private. the integrated headphone outputalso means no need to turn on your amplifier just to power your headphones. subsonic filter & balance control the alva duo will even work if your vinyls are a little worse for wear. the subsonic filter and balance control eliminate low frequency rumbles from imperfections in your vinyl for an accurate soundstage. attention to detail the alva duo's switch mode power supply and surface mount technology delivers short signal paths and a faster response with precision and lower background noise so you don't hear a hum over the vinyl's low-level signals.

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Fosi Audio Phono Preamp for Turntable Preamplifier MM Phonograph Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply Box X2

Fosi Audio Phono Preamp for Turntable Preamplifier MM Phonograph Preamplifier with Gain Gear Mini Stereo Audio Hi-Fi Pre-Amplifier for Record Player with DC 12V Power Supply Box X2

by Fosi Audio
What We like

Three switchable gain modes: 39, 42, 45 dB. Adjustable gain levels to give you customizable control and outstanding compatibility. Entry-Level high-end analog sound and top-notch circuitry for an unbeatable low cost.

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Product Features

  • Applicable vacuum tube model: 6K4/6J1/6J4/GE5654/6AK5/66*In vacuum tubes, etc. You can replace the vacuum tubes to DIY your stereo system. Different tube with different sound.
  • Tube MM Phono Preamplifier: Converts phono signals to Line Level Signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. Designed with grounding post to protect your turntable.
  • Tube Preamplifier: It's also a tube preamp with 3.5mm AUX Input. Designed and assembled by Fosi Audio from high-quality components. Great warm, smooth-sounding.

Tube mm phono preamplifier: converts phono signals to line level signals with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components to remove low-frequency noise ensure clear sound quality. designed with grounding post to protect your turntable. Tube preamplifier: it's also a tube preamp with 3.5mm aux input. designed and assembled by Fosi Audio from high-quality components. great warm, smooth-sounding. Applicable vacuum tube model: 6k4/6j1/6j4/ge5654/6ak5/66*in vacuum tubes, etc. you can replace the vacuum tubes to diy your stereo system. different tube with different sound.

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Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for MC and MM Cartridges (Silver)

Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for MC and MM Cartridges (Silver)

by Schiit
What We like

Designed and assembled in the USA from high quality components

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Product Features

  • Four switchable gain modes: (30, 42, 47, and 59dB)
  • Consistent sonic performance, super low-noise. 115VAC, USA Plug.
  • Can be used with moving-magnet (MM) cartridges, moving-coil (MC) cartridges, or high-output cartridges
  • Accurate, quiet, passive RIAA Network

Consistent sonic performance, super low-noise. 115vac, usa plug. Four switchable gain modes: (30, 42, 47, and 59db) Accurate, quiet, passive riaa network Can be used with moving-magnet (mm) cartridges, moving-coil (mc) cartridges, or high-output cartridges

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Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for MC and MM Cartridges (Black)

Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for MC and MM Cartridges (Black)

by Schiit
What We like

Designed and assembled in the USA from high quality components

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Product Features

  • Four switchable gain modes: (30, 42, 47, and 59dB)
  • Can be used with moving-magnet (MM) cartridges, moving-coil (MC) cartridges, or high-output cartridges
  • Accurate, quiet, passive RIAA Network
  • Consistent sonic performance, super low-noise. 115VAC, USA Plug.

Can be used with moving-magnet (mm) cartridges, moving-coil (mc) cartridges, or high-output cartridges Four switchable gain modes: (30, 42, 47, and 59db) Accurate, quiet, passive riaa network Consistent sonic performance, super low-noise. 115vac, usa plug.

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Nobsound T3 MM Phono Preamp Record Player Preamplifier HiFi Turntable Amplifier

Douk Audio Nobsound T3 MM Phono Preamp Record Player Preamplifier HiFi Turntable Amplifier

by Nobsound
What We like

Mini size with attractive appearance, power switch with red indicator makes it fashionable, metal aluminum case can prevent vibrations and electromagnetic interference, very suitable for home and desktop audio system use.

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Product Features

  • With volume control, higher amplification times can make best use of your record player performance.
  • T3 phono preamp is designed for home MM(moving magnet) turntable record players to convert phono signals to line level signals. It is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers.
  • Adopting pure copper GND and gold-plated RCA terminals, low-noise integrated circuits and high quality components to remove low frequency noise and ensure clear sound quality, bringing HiFi listening experience.

T3 phono preamp is designed for home mm(moving magnet) turntable record players to convert phono signals to line level signals. it is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers. Adopting pure copper gnd and gold-plated rca terminals, low-noise integrated circuits and high quality components to remove low frequency noise and ensure clear sound quality, bringing hifi listening experience. With volume control, higher amplification times can make best use of your record player performance.

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