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Top 10 Phono Preamps 2016

With vinyl enjoying a resurgence in popularity, the ones of you with a significant collection can be looking to buy for such a phone preamps to boost your record player sign as much as line level. We've got included models appropriate for moving magnet or magnetic coil cartridges and both, so even gigging DJs will find a good selection here.

Emotiva Audio SP-1 Input Selector & Phono PreampPro-Ject Audio - Phono Box S - MM/MC phono preamplifier - SilverART Pro Audio DJPRE II Phono Turntable PreamplifierMani Phono StageMusical Fidelity - V90-LPS MM/MC Phono PreampMusic Hall PA1.2 MM/MC Phono Pre AmpRega - Fono Mini A2D MM Phono Preamp & USB A/D ConverterTurntable / Phono Preamp Preamplifier Pre Amplifirer W Aux Input and Volume ControlTCC TC-750LC BLACK Professional Moving Magnet PreampBEHRINGER MICROPHONO PP400


#10.BEHRINGER MICROPHONO PP400


The ultra-compact PP400 features stereo RCA inputs and outputs, as well as a 1/4-inch TRS output jack. It's incredible low-noise operation delivers sound exactly as it's read from your records by the turntable's needle, at line level, so devices lacking in the phono input department will work just fine. Behringer also includes a 12 V adapter to power this awesome audio solution.


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#9.TCC TC-750LC BLACK Professional Moving Magnet Preamp


Now available in either BLACK or SILVER finish! We took the new improved edition of our tried and true TC-750 and added an output level control to create the PERFECT preamp for use with computer sound cards. The adjustable output allows correct setting of recording levels, something you may find your burning software and / or sound card driver has insufficient range to permit. When used with a stereo, the control allows the phono source level to be set to match other inputs such as CD or video, so that switching between sources requires little or no change in the stereo's volume control setting. Again, you are purchasing the BLACK VERSION. To find the silver version, enter B004RZ2ZH0 in the Amazon search bar.


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#8.Turntable / Phono Preamp Preamplifier Pre Amplifirer W Aux Input and Volume Control


This Phono Preamplifier adds phono capability to any amplifier or receiver that has a spare AUX/CD/DVD Audio line level input. It can also be used to input a turntable directly into a mixer or computer soundcard. With its precise RIAA equalization and an s/n ratio of 80dB, this preamp's sound quality easily matches or exceeds that of the phono preamps found built into the highest quality stereo components. Its switch-selectable AUX input replaces the one it occupies on the stereo or computer, eliminating the need to connect and disconnect sources that share the input with this preamp. The output level control makes use with sound cards extremely convenient and allows the elimination of large volume differences when switching between sources. Specifications: Distortion: 0.06% max. Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz. Input Impedance: Phono: 47k Ohms @ 200 pF (nominal). Aux (Line): 10 kOhms. Output impedance: 200 Ohms. Channel Separation: 50 dB. Crosstalk: 40 dB (phono), at any audio frequency. Phono Sensitivity: 3.3 mV. Nominal Output: 300 mV. Signal To Noise Ratio: 80 dB. Power supply: DC 12V 300ma (included). Package Contents: Phono Preamplifier with Aux input and volume control, 110VAC to 12VDC US Power adapter, 3ft gold-plated stereo RCA cable, 3.5mm to stereo RCA PC adapter cable.


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#7.Rega - Fono Mini A2D MM Phono Preamp & USB A/D Converter


Rega Fono Mini A2D: Transfer Your Vinyl to Your Computer for a Song MM Phono Preamp with a USB output, connects directly to your computer The Rega Fono Mini A2D is based on the great sounding MM phono stage of Rega's Mira integrated amplifier. A high-quality MM phono preamp, the Fono Mini A2D is a great sounding addition to any analog rig. The Fono Mini A2D also converts analog signals to USB making it a snap to convert your precious records into high-resolution digital audio. The Fono Mini A2D 's user-friendly front and back panels make it easy to get quality audio from your vinyl collection to your computer. On the front panel of the extruded aluminum case, you’ll find a USB output and two controls: one for level and one for balance. Simply install a digital audio editing program onto your computer. Such programs are widely available and often free (such as Audacity ) from the internet. The software acts as a simple interface to monitor volume and balance while performing the transfer. Using the controls on the front panel of the Fono Mini A2D , you can adjust the levels for optimum recording quality. That’s it!


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#6.Music Hall PA1.2 MM/MC Phono Pre Amp


The music hall phono amp is a perfect solution for attaching a turntable to today’s audio equipment. It is a low noise high-quality phono pre amp that accepts both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. The beautifully finished extruded aluminum box wards off the effects of stray magnetic fields and provides a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses thus providing you with the best sound possible from your turntable.


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#5.Musical Fidelity - V90-LPS MM/MC Phono Preamp


The V90–LPS is an outstanding phone stage / amplifier designed to provide the ideal interface between high-performance turntables and Hi–Fi amplifiers. Its signal path has been designed to offer a clean and transparent connection for your music to ensure it is heard exactly as the artist intended. Housed in a sleek, attractive case the V90–LPS balances high–end performance with incredible value and is the perfect partner for a wide range of turntables. It?s separate Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) inputs are each tuned to offer the best possible performance from their respective cartridges and convey a startlingly realistic audio performance. While the V90–LPS offers an outstanding musical experience it also represents amazing value for money. Listeners can look forward to hours of listening pleasure that is usually only delivered by considerably more expensive products.


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#4.Mani Phono Stage


Prepare to rewrite the value equation in phono preamplifiers. Schiit’s new Mani gives you the flexibility you need for both moving magnet and moving-coil cartridges, together with exceptionally accurate, low-noise performance—for far less than you’d expect! Accepting All Cartridges! Many low-cost phono preamps are only good for typical moving-magnet (MM) cartridges. They don’t have the gain needed for moving coil (MC), or the flexibility for high-output MM cartridges like Decca, or high-output MC cartridges that that might end up somewhere in the middle of the gain range. Mani, with 4 switchable gain modes, (30, 42, 47, and 59dB) is ready for any cartridge you can throw at it. Accurate, Quiet Passive RIAA Network Mani’s RIAA network is implemented fully passively. What that means is there are no poles in the feedback loop, for more consistent sonic performance. Coupled with precision 2% film capacitors, 0.5% thin-film resistors, and super low-noise gain stages, Mani delivers superb accuracy and performance, even well beyond its modest price.


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#3.ART Pro Audio DJPRE II Phono Turntable Preamplifier


The DJ PRE II (formerly named the "Phono MicroPRE") acts as an interface between your turntable and your audio recording / playback system. The analog input capacitance can be switched between 100pF and 200pF to optimize your phono cartridge response. A switchable low cut filter removes turntable rumble while leaving the audio pristine. The front gain trim control and signal/clip LED allow you to optimize the preamp's gain for a wide range of input sources. The built-in low noise phono preamp circuitry is highly accurate and precisely conforms to the RIAA standard. The line output jacks are low impedance and can be used with any sound card.


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#2.Pro-Ject Audio - Phono Box S - MM/MC phono preamplifier - Silver


Here's an extremely affordable and unobtrusive way to add your favorite turntable to your hi-fi system. The ultra-compact Pro-Ject Phono Box S phono preamplifier offers unrivaled performance and unique flexibility. And it's small enough to fit almost anywhere. The sonic quality of the Phono Box S is impressive. It makes a big improvement over the built-in phono stage on many amps and receivers and offers a perfect upgrade for most analog hi-fi systems. Carefully selected amplifier modules and audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors make it possible to enjoy your valuable vinyl collection like never before!


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#1.Emotiva Audio SP-1 Input Selector & Phono Preamp


The Emotiva Stealth SP-1 Input Selector and Phono Preamp is a versatile component designed to increase the flexibility and input capabilities of our Stealth DC-1, or any preamp, DAC, or pre/pro with an available unbalanced analog line level input. The output of the Stealth SP-1 connects to an analog line level input on your preamp or DAC and replaces that input with three new line level inputs and a very high-quality precision phono preamp. The phono preamp supports both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, and includes user-selectable load impedance on the moving coil input. When set for moving coil cartridges, the phono preamp follows the RIAA equalization curve within +/-0.25 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with an S/N of 68 dB (A-weighted), and THD <0.08% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. When set for moving magnet cartridges, the phono preamp follows the RIAA equalization curve within +/-0.12 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, with an S/N of 88 dB (A-weighted), and THD <0.03% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Line level analog inputs are controlled by precision switching relays which add virtually no noise or distortion. When used with our Stealth DC-1, the DC-1 remote control operates both devices; a separate compact IR remote control is also provided for operating the SP-1 by itself. Note: The Stealth SP-1 doesn't include its own level control, and so should be used with a preamp or DAC which includes a volume control, or with the Emotiva Control Freak passive volume control Note: Since the Stealth SP-1 is an analog device, with an analog output, it can only be used with DACs or preamps that include at least one available line level unbalanced analog input - like the Emotiva Stealth DC-1. Emotiva 5-year Factory Warranty.


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