Phono Preamps

Phono Preamps

A phono preamplifier matchs the output of the turntable's phono cartridge to the line input of the preamplifier, integrated amplifier, amplifier, receiver, or audio mixer as the case may be. Manufacturers tend not to include a phono input anymore because many consumers no longer play LPs and records. Many turntables and magnetic pick-up cartridges are however still available in the market. And despite the digitization of music media, many music listeners have come to realize the superiority of record playing. The music sounds natural and real. The signal from phono cartridges is much smaller than from a CD, tape deck, radio tuner, or auxiliary source - so if you connect to any of those inputs you'll not have much volume. More importantly the tone will be totally wrong - all treble and no bass. Why? Because of equalization, or more precisely the lack of it. What you need is a phono preamplifier. It connects between the turntable and amplifier or hi-fi unit. It magnifies the signal to the required level and, equally importantly, it restores the tonal balance. The ability to perform both functions in the laboratory and in actual listening sessions distinguish one phono preamp from another.

We only stock and carry phono preamps that excel in terms of engineering, production quality, musicality and value.


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LP Tunes is My Place To Get Needles Now

It was what I asked for and was shipped quick! No complaints. I know this might seem like some sorta generic bot review but it's not. My name's Ondrew and I love experimental music. Playing some Pram with the new needle and cartridge. Love it

Daniel Madore (Bangor, US)
Excellent Customer Service!

LP Tunes are very responsive and were incredibly helpful to me in finding a replacement stylus for my turntable. Even though there was some initial confusion on the correct needle for my order, they were quite quick to respond when I reached out to them about the error, and made it very easy to complete the exchange! Great experience, would definitely recommend!

John Wild (Stockport, GB)

Prompt delivery considering the distance, thanks. Easy to fit to my existing Rega Carbon cartridge, then just wow, what a difference! Enjoying rediscovering my vinyl collection and hearing things I didn’t know existed! Fabulous, relatively inexpensive upgrade, transformed the cartridge into one which simply digs out the music-very satisfied.

Works great

Found a junky integrated TT-432 had fingers crossed that all it needed was a new needle. CD and Tape Deck were non-operable. So this was my break even point. Thank goodness the needle was a straight swap and everything worked. Thanks.

Replacement for Excel ES-28 ES28 stylus
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Excellent direct replacement

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