Top 10 Best Tube Phono Stages
for September 2021

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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.

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Phono Preamp for Turntable, SUCA-AUDIO 6J2 Vacuum Tubes MM RIAA Phonograph Stage Preamplifier Mini Hi-Fi Stereo Preamp for LP Vinyl Recorder Player Turntable Home Audio with 12V Power Supply

SUCA-AUDIO Phono Preamp for Turntable

SUCA-AUDIO 6J2 Vacuum Tubes MM RIAA Phonograph Stage Preamplifier Mini Hi-Fi Stereo Preamp for LP Vinyl Recorder Player Turntable Home Audio with 12V Power Supply

by SUCA-AUIDO
What We like

Vacuum Tubes Replaceable: Come with 2pcs 6J2 vacuum tubes, provides high fidelity warm, dynamic and soft sound beyond your expectation. Also, tubes can be replaced by 6K4 / 6J1 / 6J4 / GE5654 / 6AK5 / 6*1n and ect, you can DIY your stereo ststem with different tubes.

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Product Features

  • Tube Preamplifier: P4 is not only a MM phono preamp but also a tube preamp with 3.5mm AUX Input. It means that you can connect a MM turntable or CD, Smartphone, PC, MP3 player and etc as input devices to get a better sound quality.
  • Tube MM Phono Preamp for Turntable: P4 Box Support MM Phono input. Adopt with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components that ensure a clear sound quality without low-frequency noise while using. Also, the built-in grounding post design can help to protect your turntable.
  • Gain Adjustable Design : 39/42/45 dB gain levels switchable,different output gain is convenient to match different audio signal better, give a customizable control and great listening experience.

Tube preamplifier: p4 is not only a mm phono preamp but also a tube preamp with 3.5mm aux input. it means that you can connect a mm turntable or cd, smartphone, pc, mp3 player and etc as input devices to get a better sound quality. Gain adjustable design : 39/42/45 db gain levels switchable,different output gain is convenient to match different audio signal better, give a customizable control and great listening experience. Tube mm phono preamp for turntable: p4 box support mm phono input. adopt with low-noise integrated circuits and high-quality components that ensure a clear sound quality without low-frequency noise while using. also, the built-in grounding post design can help to protect your turntable.

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Douk Audio T3 PRO MM Phono Stage Preamp Mini Stereo Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Douk Audio T3 PRO MM Phono Stage Preamp Mini Stereo Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

by Douk Audio
What We like

With gain adjustment switch(OFF-39dB-42dB-45dB), convenient to match better with different audio signals, the front panel are machined with wire drawing and frosted technology, looks more fashionable and distinctive.

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Product Features

  • Reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring to ensure HiFi clear sound with low noise, adopting 2PCS 6J2 vacuum tubes(can be replaced by 6K4 / 6J1 / 6J4 / GE5654 / 6AK5 / 6*1n) to make sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience.
  • Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance and gold-plated terminals with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for MM record players and other audio sources.
  • Notice: this is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers.
  • With MM signal input and 3.5mm AUX input(with priority), can be used as a MM phono preamp and a tube preamp, compatible with many audio devices such as MM record player, phone,TV, MP3 players, CD players, DAC, computers etc. to satisfy different demands.

With mm signal input and 3.5mm aux input(with priority), can be used as a mm phono preamp and a tube preamp, compatible with many audio devices such as mm record player, phone,tv, mp3 players, cd players, dac, computers etc. to satisfy different demands. Reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring to ensure hifi clear sound with low noise, adopting 2pcs 6j2 vacuum tubes(can be replaced by 6k4 / 6j1 / 6j4 / ge5654 / 6ak5 / 6*1n) to make sound warm, dynamic and sweet, bringing extremely high-quality listening experience. Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance and gold-plated terminals with lossless transmission, perfectly suitable for mm record players and other audio sources. Notice: this is only a preamp, which needs to be used with amplifiers or active speakers.

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kohstar MS-23B Valve Tube Amplifier Phono Stage MM RIAA Turntable HiFi Stereo Vacuum Tube pre-Amplifier 110-240V MS23B

kohstar MS-23B Valve Tube Amplifier Phono Stage MM RIAA Turntable HiFi Stereo Vacuum Tube pre-Amplifier 110-240V MS23B

by KOHSTAR
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Gazechimp Phono Stage Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Vinyl Record Player Turntable

Gazechimp Phono Stage Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Vinyl Record Player Turntable

by gazechimp
What We like

Designed for HiFi Sound. Advanced circuitry design, Exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound, Perfectly suited for your desktop or a smaller space in your home or office.

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Product Features

  • Bluetooth 4.2 Stereo Audio 2 Channel Amplifier Receiver Mini Hi-Fi Preamps.
  • High performance chips. Adopt good quality chips to get clear and sound, no audible noise, dead silent when nothing is playing through it, can drive most home speakers.
  • 2 channel Simple powerful stereo amplifier.
  • High-quality analog volume control.

High-quality analog volume control. High performance chips. adopt good quality chips to get clear and sound, no audible noise, dead silent when nothing is playing through it, can drive most home speakers. 2 channel simple powerful stereo amplifier. Bluetooth 4.2 stereo audio 2 channel amplifier receiver mini hi-fi preamps.

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Mini Vacuum Tube MM MC Phono Stage Stereo Audio Preamp HiFi Headphone Amplifier

Douk Audio Mini Vacuum Tube MM MC Phono Stage Stereo Audio Preamp HiFi Headphone Amplifier

by Douk Audio
What We like

Adopting 2PCS 6J1 vacuum tubes, the sound warm and sweet, full and mellow, and pluggable socket design makes it easy to change GE5654 / 6AK5 / 6*1 tubes to enjoy different sound styles.

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Product Features

  • T7-PRO is a multi-function tube phono preamp, tube stereo preamp and tube headphone amplifier, reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring bring HiFi clear sound with low noise, providing extremely high-quality listening experience.
  • Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance, with MM/MC switch and volume control, easily to use and match perfectly with different audio sources.
  • Phono RCA input supports the MM and MC turntables which has no built-in phono preamp. 3.5mm AUX input supports MP3, phone, computer, TV, CD player, TV setbox and so on. Stereo RCA output can connect amplifier / active speakers to greatly improve the sound quality. 3.5mm headphone jack output is suitable for 16-300 headphones, enjoy the charming sound alone or at night.

Phono rca input supports the mm and mc turntables which has no built-in phono preamp. 3.5mm aux input supports mp3, phone, computer, tv, cd player, tv setbox and so on. stereo rca output can connect amplifier / active speakers to greatly improve the sound quality. 3.5mm headphone jack output is suitable for 16-300 headphones, enjoy the charming sound alone or at night. Mini size with exquisite appearance, aluminum alloy chassis with better shielding performance, with mm/mc switch and volume control, easily to use and match perfectly with different audio sources. T7-pro is a multi-function tube phono preamp, tube stereo preamp and tube headphone amplifier, reasonable curcuit layout and concise wiring bring hifi clear sound with low noise, providing extremely high-quality listening experience.

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Musical Fidelity: V90-LPS Phono Stage (Phono Preamp) - Black

Musical Fidelity: V90-LPS Phono Stage (Phono Preamp)

Black

by Musical Fidelity
What We like

Dimensions: 6.7" x 1.9" x 4" / 170 x 47 x 102 mm Weight: 1.3 lbs / 600g

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Product Features

  • Input impedance: 47k ohm (MM), 100 ohm (MC) Input sensitivity: 3.0mV (MM), 200mV (MC) - for 300V out
  • Extremely accurate RIAA extending out to at least 60kHz Switchable MM / MC input with RCA inputs for each
  • Frequency Response: +0, -0.1dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz Signal / Noise ratio (A weighted): >80dB (MM), >80dB (MC)

Frequency response: +0, -0.1db, 20hz to 20 khz signal / noise ratio (a weighted): >80db (mm), >80db (mc) Extremely accurate riaa extending out to at least 60khz switchable mm / mc input with rca inputs for each Input impedance: 47k ohm (mm), 100 ohm (mc) input sensitivity: 3.0mv (mm), 200mv (mc) - for 300v out

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Bellari VP530 Tube Phono Preamp with USB Output

Bellari VP530 Tube Phono Preamp with USB Output

by BELLARI
What We like

The very first tube phonostage with a USB output

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Product Features

  • Can set to by-pass the RIAA curve
  • Natural Tube Tonality and a USB Output to Digitize Your LPs
  • A Great Sounding Analog Preamp

A great sounding analog preamp Natural tube tonality and a usb output to digitize your lps Can set to by-pass the riaa curve

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Nobsound Little Bear T11 6N2/12AX7 Vacuum&Valve Tube Phono Turntable Preamplifier; MM RIAA LP Vinyl Record Player Preamp; Stereo HiFi Audio Pre-Amplifier

Nobsound Little Bear T11 6N2/12AX7 Vacuum&Valve Tube Phono Turntable Preamplifier; MM RIAA LP Vinyl Record Player Preamp; Stereo HiFi Audio Pre-Amplifier

by Nobsound
What We like

On the bottom of the description, there is a few Q&A for buyers who might meet the humming problem. If you encounter a similar issue, please check those tips, which have covered most of conditions.

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Product Features

  • Adopting a conventional active RIAA equalization phono stage circuit. There is 3 metal covers and 4 acrylic covers for those tubes. And you will be able to choose which type as you like.
  • Little Bear T11 is a pure tube phono preamplifier working with MM cartridge turntables only. Please make sure your turntable is equipped with a PHONO signal output instead of a LINE output.
  • Supporting 6N2/12AX7 tubes, which offers many replaceable tubes for you like 6H2,6H2n (For 6N2 type) and 12AX7B,6N4(9PIN),ECC83,5751 (For 12AX7 type).
  • Little Bear T11 is based on T10 with improvement. Compared to T10, T11 has lower background noise at normal volume. Its sound performance is better with increased liveness.

Supporting 6n2/12ax7 tubes, which offers many replaceable tubes for you like 6h2,6h2n (for 6n2 type) and 12ax7b,6n4(9pin),ecc83,5751 (for 12ax7 type). Adopting a conventional active riaa equalization phono stage circuit. there is 3 metal covers and 4 acrylic covers for those tubes. and you will be able to choose which type as you like. Little bear t11 is a pure tube phono preamplifier working with mm cartridge turntables only. please make sure your turntable is equipped with a phono signal output instead of a line output. Little bear t11 is based on t10 with improvement. compared to t10, t11 has lower background noise at normal volume. its sound performance is better with increased liveness.

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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

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