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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Gordon Koehler (Edmonton, CA)
Needed a new one

Really pleased with it

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Don't know if this is a stock Linn belt, but it works beautifully on my LP12. Very pleased.

78 rpm stylus

I haven’t tried it yet. It did arrive well packaged.

Andrew McQuestin (Melbourne, AU)
Performs well

Performs well and appears stronger than the Music Hall Spirit I bought this to replace.
It is not a 'shiny' stylus so it is difficult to tell how clean it is.
Well packaged by the team at LP Gear.

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The replacement belts fit perfectly! Fast shipment and excellent quality. So happy to have my 40 year old turntable spinning again! Thank you!!

Great service
really happy with the stylus.

turntable belt

As expected good service.